A New Ecosystem for PhD Studies in STEM

With support from the National Science Foundation, Lehigh University’s innovative Pasteur PhD Partners (P3) Program provides fresh thinking and a new approach to the ecosystem of support and resources around talented young minds pursuing doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Named after Louis Pasteur—a researcher driven to solve urgent challenges in the here and now—the P3 Program provides four years of financial support for qualified prospective doctoral candidates.

The program represents a unique and active partnership with companies that deliver cutting-edge STEM applications across industry sectors. It serves as a launchpad for advanced students who are focused on creating immediate impact in their fields, and a way for industry to tap into a pipeline of emerging technical leaders focused on challenges that matter to a company’s bottom line.

From a P3 program Industry Partner:

“We’re excited to help catalyze the P3 program,” says Gary Calabrese ’79, senior vice president of global research at Corning, which is sponsoring one of the pilot fellowships. “We conduct use-inspired research every day, gaining knowledge that allows us to invent new products. Bringing PhD students into the process will allow them to be more mindful of the relevance of their work and its impact.” From Blazing new trails in graduate education




See our Web site for more about the P3 program, its benefit to students, the value of project sponsorship, as well as broader efforts to allow P3 to serve as a model for other higher education institutions seeking to invigorate their doctoral studies programs. To inquire about becoming a project sponsor, email pasteur.phd@lehigh.edu.