LSAMP Doctoral Scholars Information

Are you interested in

  • Joining a community of Indigenous STEM scholars for your doctorate?
  • Working with outstanding faculty who have completed an Indigenous mentoring program?
  • Receiving a stipend of $32k/year for two years (and an $12k/annual education allowance)?
  • A teaching or research assistantship to follow the stipend/education allowance, pending satisfactory progress?


The National Science Foundation (NSF) Louis Stokes Bridge to the Doctorate program supports the recruitment and retention of minority graduate students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Eligible students must

  • Be a US citizen
  • Identify as American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Have participated as an undergraduate in an LSAMP program
  • Be starting a PhD program in STEM

Benefits include

  • Stipend of $32k/year for two years
  • Education allowance of $12k/year for two years
  • Participation in monthly community dinners with fellow Indigenous graduate students in STEM


If you are interested in the LSAMP Bridge to a Doctorate Scholars program, please complete this form.

Next Steps

A staff member will contact you and connect you with faculty in the PhD program in which you are interested.

Funding Source

NSF LSAMP Bridge to Doctorate Grant

Contact Information

Dr. Craig Ogilvie
Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Vice-President of Research
Phone: (406) 994-4145