Building Bridges to Professoriate Accepting Applications till March 31

Building Bridges to the Professoriate (BB2P) Program 2024-2025

Fresno State and UC Riverside announce the opening of applications for the 2024-2025 Building Bridges to the Professoriate (BB2P) program. This initiative aims to support and guide students interested in academic careers, particularly those from under-represented backgrounds in science.

Program Highlights:

  • Collaboration: Joint effort between Fresno State and UC Riverside.
  • Support: Financial and professional assistance for students aspiring to become professors.
  • Start Date: Begins in Summer 2024 at UC Riverside with research and professional development activities, continuing through the 2024-2025 academic year.

BB2P Program Tracks:

  • Track 1: For undergraduates who have completed sophomore or junior year and have no prior experience in faculty-mentored research at Fresno State.
  • Track 2: For undergraduate or Masters students currently involved in faculty-mentored research at Fresno State.


  • Covers all travel and housing expenses.
  • Provides stipends for participants.

Application Details:

  • Deadline: March 31.
  • Decision: Acceptances by the first week of May.
  • Contact: Dr. Joseph Ross ( for more information.
  • Online Application: The link is available on the attached flyer.

Additional Information:

  • Website: BB2P Program Details
  • Funding: Supported by the UC Office of the Chancellor, Fullerton, and Fresno State.
  • Objective: To develop a California-specific pipeline of future professors, focusing on underrepresented minority students in STEM.
  • Last Year’s Program: Two Fresno State students completed Track 2, with ongoing recruitment for this year.

Please refer to the attached flyer for details and a summary of last year’s program achievements.