The Bridge fellowships, which provide an additional year of support in the mathematics doctoral program, are designed to attract students from a variety of backgrounds and lived experiences who will enhance the diverse learning community in the Math Graduate Group. By expanding the pool of talented individuals able to pursue mathematical training, the Bridge fellowships also work to broaden the parameters of the field. Recipients will be selected from students that we admit to our PhD program, and they will receive an extra year of funding to complete the degree so that they have extra time for training. During their first year in the PhD program, fellowship recipients will have an opportunity to take preliminary coursework as needed and they will be closely mentored to ensure they adjust to life as a PhD student at Penn.
Before being admitted to our PhD program, fellowship candidates may be asked to participate in an online assessment to help us determine what preliminary coursework if any is needed. We may also request to discuss a candidate’s application with them over zoom. If you are interested in being considered for this fellowship, please indicate this on your application.
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.