We are currently accepting applications for the 2021 Bridges summer program, which runs from MAY 8 (student arrival day) to JULY 2, 2021. You can choose to apply online here OR download a copy of the application form at the link provided on the Bridges webpage. The downloaded application/supporting documents can be scanned and emailed in PDF format to [email protected] or by mail to: 

Montana State University - College of Engineering

PO Box 173820

Bozeman, MT 59717-3820

ATTN:  Bridges Program

Your application materials should be received no later than FEBRUARY 26, 2021.

Please meet with your college’s Bridges Program Coordinator before submitting your application to discuss the Bridges program and program expectations.

Program Coordinators: 

Aaniiih Nakoda College: Chelsea Morales

Little Big Horn College: Sara Plaggemeyer

Gallatin College: Janet Heiss Arms

Great Falls College: Brenda Canine

Please call 406-994-5567 or email Bridges Program Director Amy Stix ([email protected]) if you have any questions about the application process.

The National Institutes of Health Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program ("Bridges")
Summer Research Internship in Biomedical, Behavioral and Health Sciences
at Montana State University-Bozeman
MAY 8 – JULY 2, 2021
Sponsored by the MSU Empower Program
Website: www.montana.edu/airo/bridges/

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Applicants accepted to the Bridges Program who request Family Housing are required to submit an online housing application to the MSU Office of Family and Graduate Housing. The Bridges Program will pay or reimburse the $100 Family Housing application fee for all accepted Bridges students. Please note: Due to a year-round, high demand for family housing units, the Bridges program cannot 100% guarantee a summer unit for all students who request one; we will do our best to provide family units.

Information on Family Housing policies and the online application can be found at http://www.montana.edu/fgh/ PHONE: 406-994-3730. All students residing in Family Housing who are guardians of minors (children under 18 yrs. old) must provide proof of legal guardianship to the Office of Family and Graduate Housing prior to moving into units.
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Although the Bridges Program strives to place Bridges applicants in research laboratories and research projects that align with students’ stated interest areas, it is not always possible to find an exact project match for every student’s stated interest(s). Applicants should understand that no matter which research laboratory they are assigned, all laboratory experience provided through the Bridges program is designed to provide important skills and help prepare all students for successful transfer into biomedical, health sciences, and behavioral science fields.
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