Bridges to the Doctorate

Project Details


DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The specific aim of this application is to
increase the number and quality of underrepresented minority nurse scientists
that are available to the biomedical science research enterprise. The broad
long-term objectives of this application are to: 1) Develop inter-institutional
partnerships with three terminal master's degree-granting nursing programs
based on consortium agreements signed in this grant proposal and letters of
support signed by institutional officers and Bridges Coordinators; 2) Recruit
and retain six qualified underrepresented minority students each year who are
committed to achieving the nurse scientist role from the consortium colleges;
3) Develop and implement a mentoring program for Bridges Fellows; 4) Develop
collaborative research studies among faculty members from Rutgers and from
consortium colleges. 5) Provide a two-semester active research experience for
each Bridges Fellow; 6) Assist Bridges Fellows with registration for
non-matriculation doctoral courses, admission to doctoral study, and
applications for financial support at Rutgers-Newark. In each year of the grant
six qualified minority students will be recruited and retained as Bridges
Fellows. The Fellows will participate in the Bridges Program in the last 12
months of their master's degree study. Thus, over the three year grant period
18 Bridges Fellows will transition into the PhD. program.
Effective start/end date8/1/017/31/05


  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences: $535,902.00


  • Nursing(all)


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