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The UC Irvine Bridge to the Doctorate (BD)

The UC Irvine Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) is funded by the National Science Foundation and provides graduate fellowships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduate students from underrepresented minority populations. Beginning Fall 2015, the UCI-BD will support 12 newly enrolled Ph.D. students during their first two years of doctoral studies. The cohort will receive guaranteed support for an additional three years, contingent upon satisfactory progress in their degree programs. The BD will support LSAMP students exclusively.

For the third consecutive year, UC Irvine is ranked First among U.S. Universities under 50 years old by Times Higher Education. Performance benchmarks include research and the teaching environment. The campus is a dynamic and exciting place for graduate education. UCI has a steadfast commitment to rigorous academics and cutting-edge research. The UCI STEM community is a thriving generator of innovation and discovery!



Verified participation in CAMP or LSAMP program at undergraduate institution

 Bachelor’s degree in any STEM field (M.S. students are not eligible)

Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA

Admitted to UCI STEM Ph.D. Program

U.S. Citizen or permanent resident


Graduate application fee waiver n Full graduate tuition, fees, and stipend for 5 years commencing Fall 2015

 Professional development, workshops and seminars

Support in applying for dissertation fellowships

Community and resources


BD candidates must first apply directly to their Ph.D. program of interest.

UCI graduate application is available September 15, 2014

BD application deadline March 15, 2015

The UC Irvine BD will be coordinated by the Henry Samueli School of Engineering

in partnership with the UCI Graduate Division, STEM Deans and Department Chairs and CAMP-UCI.

For more information on graduate admissions and department research, please visit

Contact: Kika Friend, M.A., CAMP-UCI Program Coordinator ~ ~ 949-824-2363

Application Deadline: 
December 5, 2014