Deadline: Six weeks prior to the first day of the semester
The OGMP Supplemental Tuition Retention Program is designed to help doctoral students complete their degree program. Eligible students must be within three semesters of completing their degree and must no longer have funding available through an assistantship or fellowship. The program provides limited tuition assistance for the remaining semesters. This program is open to all doctoral and MFA students that are either US citizens or permanent residents.
Applications are available online at http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/files/supplemental-retention-application.pdf.
Deadline: November 2
Purpose: The Graduate School Dissertation
Award is a competitive award intended to provide final term funding for UF PhD
candidates in select 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.
Applicants may not receive a
fellowship, assistantship or similar funding with this award. The award
should allow recipients time and resources to focus exclusively on their
Terms: Students selected for the Dissertation Award will receive a $10,000 scholarship for one approximate six-month period: either from the Summer B term through Fall Semester, or from the Spring Semester through the Summer A term. It is expected that the recipient will graduate by the end of Fall for students receiving the award for Summer B/Fall, and in Summer C for students receiving the award for Spring/Summer A. (There is no advanced degree graduation at the end of Summer A). Funding is restricted to one award per student. The award includes up to 5 credits of tuition assistance at the in-state rate (3 credits for Fall or Spring, 2 credits for Summer A or Summer B). This award does not include out-of-state tuition, fees, or health insurance.
Eligibility: Applicants must be recommended by their dissertation chair or advisor, and endorsed by the department chair and college dean. Applicants must be in the final year of their PhD Program at UF, in good academic standing, and they must be approaching the end of their dissertation work. Recipients must have reached Admission to Candidacy for the PhD (passed qualifying exams and defended the dissertation research proposal) prior to the application deadline, and must demonstrate that they are well on track for document submission and graduation. The Dissertation Award may not be used to supplement or in conjunction with other assistantships or fellowships. Recipients cannot be employed in the UF system.
Funds for the Graduate School Dissertation Award are limited, so there is no guarantee of receiving an award. Funding will be determined based upon the student’s history of support, academic merit, the likelihood that the dissertation will be completed within the funding period, and the quality of the dissertation components submitted with the application.
More information is available online at http://www.graduateschool.ufl.edu/finances-and-funding/dissertation-award.
Deadline: April 29 for a Summer C/Fall Award or December 7 for a Spring/Summer C Award
Named in honor of Delores Auzenne, this award is designed to assist underrepresented minority students and women in completing their dissertation work. The program provides competitively awarded stipends to PhD candidates who are in the advanced writing stages of their dissertations at UF. Students who are appointed on a state-funded fellowship or assistantship are not eligible. Interested students who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to apply.
Applications are available online at http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/finances-and-funding/delores-auzenne-dissertation-award.
Deadline: Two weeks prior to Summer B
Every summer, OGMP selects 35 incoming minority PhD students to be Board of Education (BOE) Fellows. This six-week summer fellowship program is designed as an orientation and preparation for the challenges of graduate education. It also helps students acclimate themselves to the University of Florida. The BOE Fellowship includes four credits of Summer B tuition and $1,500 stipend. In addition, participants attend Research Methods and Academic Writing courses, social events, and development seminars. Incoming master's students are eligible to apply however priority will be given to doctoral students.
Applications are available online at http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/finances-and-funding/florida-boe-summer-fellowship-program.
October 16: Colleges must have nominations.
November 5: Colleges must have completed application packets.
January 14: Graduate School must have application packets from colleges.
Purpose: Encourage and reward excellence, innovation and effectiveness in mentoring terminal degree students.
Sponsor: Graduate School
Award Amount: Award of $3,000 to five faculty members, with an additional $1,000 deposited into each winner's department account for use in supporting PhD or Master of Fine Arts students.
Information: Graduate School Web site (http://gradschool.ufl.edu/personnel/mentoring.html) and Application Guidelines (http://gradschool.ufl.edu/current-files/mentoring-application.pdf).
Travel to conferences, symposia and special research opportunities is essential to your academic and professional development as a graduate student engaged in research, and there are resources on campus to help you take advantage of it.
The UF Office of Research and Graduate Programs (RGP) and the UF Division of Sponsored Research (DSR) offer travel funding for graduate students. Click on the above link to download a PDF file (readable and printable with Adobe Acrobat Reader, available for free online) for more information about applying for such funds.
The UF Graduate Student Council offers travel grants to help graduate students attend conferences and present their research. For more information, applications and deadlines, click on the above link.
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