Program Description

Incoming graduate students accepted into the Graduate Bridge program will conduct research over an six-week period with a faculty mentor and will be mentored by a current graduate AGEP Scholar. This summer experience will prepare students for the upcoming year at the University by providing professional development opportunities that will assist them throughout their academic programs and giving them an instant peer network to improve retention.

To apply for the program, complete the online application.

Program Components

The Purdue Graduate Bridge program offers incoming graduate students:

  • Eight-week funded research program.
  • Faculty and program scholar mentoring.
  • Research and professional development.
  • Peer network development.
  • Stipend plus paid transportation and housing.


  • $4,000 Stipend
  • Relocation Expense
  • Social Activities
  • Building a bridge cohort community and academic network
  • Get a head start on research with your advisor
  • Identify resources and services from Purdue University
  • Familiarize yourself with your department, faculty mentor(s), graduate students
  • Mentoring from faculty, staff, and graduate students
  • Learn how to write a literature review
  • Learn how to communicate your research