The American Physical Society Bridge Program (APS-BP) is an effort to increase the number of physics PhDs awarded to underrepresented minority (URM) students, defined by the project as African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans. The APS-BP has done this by creating sustainable transition (bridge) programs and a national network of doctoral granting institutions that provide substantial mentoring for students to successfully complete PhD programs.
Successful bridge programs share certain key elements, and exist within a supportive institutional context. These contextual and programmatic components build on one another to provide students with a complete educational experience, from admissions and induction to research and mentoring.
The APS Bridge Program provides selected institutions with funding to build bridge programs and improve mentoring efforts.
APS Bridge Program membership is free and available to colleges, universities, national labs, non-profits, and educational organizations committed to improving diversity in the physics community. Membership Institutions do not receive direct funding, but benefit from:
APS organizes conferences and workshops addressing diversity in physics undergraduate and graduate education, including:
Universities and colleges committed to enhancing diversity in Physics and other faculty, postdoc, researcher, department head, and dean STEM positions can post jobs on www.AcademicCareers.com for a modest fee.
To learn more about the American Physical Society Bridge Program, see: https://www.apsbridgeprogram.org/about/
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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities in all functional and administrative areas at other institutions of higher education on www.AcademicCareers.com