Our Mission

The American Chemical Society Bridge Program (ACS-BP) is an effort to increase the number of chemical science PhDs awarded to underrepresented (UR) students defined by the project as primarily Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students. As part of a national effort, the Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN), ACS-BP is doing 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. The ACS-BP is modeled after the successful American Physical Society (APS) Bridge Program.