The APS Bridge Program invites your department to consider joining a network of partnership institutions that will provide students from historically marginalized communities with a smooth transition into graduate programs. To ensure a supportive pairing between students and graduate programs, we established the partnership institution application process to vet departments and to support departments to recruit students to their programs.  


The partnership institution must be part of a university or college that offers a Master’s and/or  Doctoral degree in physics and be located and accredited in the United States or U.S. Territories. The institution must have active research programs readily available to students throughout the academic year. Additionally, the institution should be an APS-BP Member Institution or in the process of applying to become a Member Institution.

Please complete the application below and include all required documents. For questions about the process or application, please contact 

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