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IGEN. The American Chemical Society (ACS), American Geophysical Union (AGU), and American Physical Society (APS) are partnering with higher education institutions that have bridge programs to increase the number of physical science doctoral degrees earned by Black, Latinx and Indigenous students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Bridge programs invite promising senior undergraduates or recent bachelor degree recipients in the physical sciences (astronomy, chemical engineering, chemistry, geoscience, physics, or closely related fields) to participate in one-to-two year transitional graduate programs or traditional graduate programs. Some transition programs are post-baccalaureate programs that provide research experience, advanced coursework, mentoring, and coaching to prepare a graduate school application while others are traditional PhD programs.
This application system will collect data necessary to be considered for graduate bridge programs that partner with IGEN, ACS, AGU, and APS. Learn additional details about eligibility and explore resources to help you complete the application at the IGEN Bridge Program webpage.
As you work on your application, please keep in mind that we will release data from completed applications to partner programs on April 06, 2021 for review. We recommend that you submit your portion of the application by March 31, 2021 in order to allow time for your recommendations to be submitted by April 5, 2021.
If you have any questions while you are completing your application content, please do not hesitate to contact IGEN’s Bridge Program Application Support Team at BridgeApp@IGENetwork.org. If you encounter technical difficulties with the application platform, please contact Support@Piestar.com.