Ph.D. Program

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available to provide income to eligible students.  Below is a list of assistantships from the College of Journalism and Communications. Applicants apply for assistantships generally, not for specific assistantships.  For more information, contact Dr. Debbie Treise, senior associate dean for Graduate Studies and Research, 2012 Weimer Hall.

To apply: Application for Graduate Assistantship

Additional graduate assistantship information may be found at the UF Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives.

Endowed Assistantships

Allbritton Assistantship
Teaching or research assistantship. Hours vary
Eligibility: for graduate students pursuing a career in television and electronic media
Value: varies
Joseph L. and Marion B. Brechner Assistantship
Research assistantship
Eligibility: for graduate students specializing in media law for the purpose of providing information to the electronic media
Value: varies
Joseph L. Brechner Eminent Scholar Assistantship
Research and teaching assistant for the eminent scholar
Eligibility: preference to doctoral and master’s students with legal research expertise and strong background in media law
Value: varies
Marion B. Brechner Citizen Access Project Assistantship
Research initiative to analyze public records and open meetings laws of the 50 states
Eligibility: preference to doctoral and master’s students with legal research expertise or specialized Web design skills
Value: varies
Joseph L. Brechner Assistantship
For students interested in journalism and media law
Eligibility: preference to doctoral students who have strong background in legal research and journalism experience
Value: varies
James Lawrence Fly Assistantship
Eligibility: for students specializing in telecommunication
Value: varies
John Mason Gardner Assistantship
Eligibility: priority given to U.S. citizens; financial need required
Value: varies
Bill Hamilton Memorial Assistantship
Eligibility: for graduate students engaged in political survey research
Value:  varies
Nathaniel W. Pickard Assistantship
Eligibility: for graduate students planning to pursue a career in political communication
Value: varies
Claudia Ross Memorial Assistantship for Investigative Reporting
Eligibility: for students who show interest in and demonstrate promise for investigative reporting
Value: varies
Florence W. Ruebush Endowment
Eligibility: for graduate students in the College
Value: varies
Lloyd Merritt Smigel Assistantship
Eligibility: for graduate students who exemplify caring leadership with unlimited business potential
Value: varies
Wickstrom Family Fund for Excellence in Investigative Reporting Assistantship
Eligibility: for graduate students studying investigative reporting
Value: varies
WRVJ NBC6 Assistantship Fund in Memory of Rob Pierce  Assistantship
Eligibility: for students who plan to pursue careers in television/electronic news videography
Value: varies