APS Bridge Program

Partnership Institution

APS Bridge Partnership Sites

California State University, Los Angeles
Columbia University
Delaware State University
Fisk-Vanderbilt
Florida International University
MIT
North Dakota State University
Princeton University
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
University of Houston Clear Lake
University of Michigan
University of Texas at Arlington

The APS Bridge Program (APS-BP) leadership team has been very encouraged by the large number of applications we receive each year for the program. Because we are unable to accommodate all students into bridge programs, we have been identifying other departments that are interested in recruiting students into their master's or doctoral programs. In addition, although many students who enter bridge programs ultimately matriculate into the doctoral program at that institution, there is a significant need to have available other institutions that are willing to attract bridge students to their doctoral programs. Since our first priority is to ensure a supportive pairing between student and graduate program, we have established Partnership Institutions to vet programs for students and to help departments committed to the principles underlying the Bridge Program recruit students to their programs.

Partnership Institution applications are reviewed biannually by the APS Committee on Minorities. Deadlines for applications are Friday of the first week in March and September.

Becoming a Partnership Institution

Becoming a Partnership Institution is free. All universities that grant a master's or doctoral degree in physics are eligible to apply. Institutions must also be an APS-BP Member Institution or in the process of applying to become a Member Institution.

Partnership Grants

Partnership Institutions are eligible to apply for Partnership Grants. These awards of up to $10,000 are designed to improve access to graduate education and foster a supportive environment for all students, with emphasis on those underrepresented in physics graduate programs. More information

Partnership Benefits

Below are the specific benefits of joining as a Partnership Institution.

Partnership Institutions will also receive all the benefits of being a Member Institution.

Apply to Become a Partnership Institution

A Request for Proposals for Partnership Institutions is available below. Institutions interested in becoming a Partnership Institution should complete the following application and upload their proposals.

Apply to Become a Partnership Institution