Ph.D. Program

Funding Resources

Funding consideration from College resources is part of the review for admission. No further action is needed for consideration.  For additional funding information, visit the University of Florida’s Graduate School site.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistants have part-time teaching or research duties; they are required to register for reduced study loads, according to the schedule for their appointment. Students on appointment are financially liable for excess credits beyond the required registrations.

Grinter Fellowship Program

Named in honor of Dr. Linton E. Grinter, Dean of the Graduate School from 1952 to 1969, this fellowship helps recruit truly exceptional Ph.D. students. Currently enrolled graduate students are not eligible, except when entering a Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) program.

Other Funding Sources

CJC Travel Funds

The Graduate Studies and Research Division grants travel funds to students who are accepted to present papers at conferences. A complete list of available travel funding can be found on the University of Florida’s Graduate School site.

Graduate Student Council Grants

The GSC offers grants to students traveling domestically and internationally for conferences and professional development. All students in eligible departments may apply for the grants. The application can be found at our grants website. All questions about grants should be directed to

UFIC International Student Emergency Hardship Scholarship

The UFIC has established a scholarship for international students experiencing unforeseen financial difficulties that are beyond their control.

Scarborough Scholarship

The Scarborough agency established this award to show appreciation for the opportunity to work with international students at the University of Florida.

Scarborough-Maud Fraser Scholarship

The Scarborough agency established this award to show appreciation for the outstanding service provided by the International Student Services Staff. The Award will be given in Honor of Mrs. Maud Fraser, who provided outstanding service to international students for 13 years. Mrs. Fraser retired June 30, 2010.

Graduate School Dissertation Awards

This is a competitive award to provide final term funding for UF PhD candidates in selected majors in the humanities, arts, and social sciences to complete their dissertations through defense, final clearance by the Editorial Office, and graduation. This program is for students who have exhausted all funding and meant to allow recipients time and resources to focus exclusively on their dissertation.

Supplemental Retention Scholarships

The UF OGMP Supplemental Retention Scholarship Program is designed for UF doctoral students, who are three or fewer semesters away from graduation, but are no longer eligible to receive a fellowship, assistantship or other funding from their department or college. It provides limited tuition assistance and the help of a structured retention program under the UF Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives. Recipients must be US citizens or permanent resident aliens.

FAMU Feeder Fellowship

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Feeder Program affords FAMU students the opportunity to receive advanced study in graduate programs not available at FAMU. UF is 1 of more than 40 universities in the FAMU Feeder Program aimed at increasing the number of FAMU students in graduate programs. UF offers five fellowships every year to qualified FAMU Feeder students who have been admitted to a PhD program. Each fellow receives a $13,000 annual stipend, in-state tuition and health insurance for up to three years.

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

The Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives, in partnership with the Florida Education Fund, administers the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship for African-American and Hispanic students. The program is designed to increase the number of African American and Hispanic faculty in the state of Florida. Each fellow receives an annual $13,000 stipend with tuition, health insurance and fee waiver for a maximum of five years. Applicants must be US Citizens admitted to a University of Florida Ph.D. program and entering the first year of that program.

McNair Graduate Assistantship Program

The McNair Graduate Assistantship Program was created to provide one year transitional support for students who have successfully completed the McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program as undergraduates. UF provides a limited number of one-year research assistantships for McNair Scholars who are entering a PhD program at this institution. This assistantship program provides a stipend of $13,000, in-state tuition, fees and health insurance for one year. As part of the program, each student will be appointed to a research assistant and expected to conduct research under faculty supervision.

UF/SFC Development Project

The UF/SFC Development Project is a partnership between the University of Florida and local Santa Fe College that aims to increase faculty diversity at SFC, while providing minority and underrepresented doctoral students at UF with valuable teaching experience. Participants teach three courses per year at SFC and assist in its recruitment and retention of minority and underrepresented students. This program pays tuition, fees and a stipend, an award that may be funded for a maximum of four years. Participants must be US citizens who have a master’s degree in an approved field.

UF Foundation Aid

For a listing of general university scholarships and fellowships that are either endowed or non-endowed.


The Fulbright program involves the participation of a large set of collaborating partners in supporting Fulbright fellows at the University of Florida.