Financial Support

There are a number of funding sources available to doctoral students. Some sources of funding admitted students may seek include:

Graduate Fellowships

The University of Florida offers fellowships that provide $20,000 per year, plus tuition for four years, with continuing appointment based on satisfactory progress in the program. Students receiving a Graduate Fellowship identify a faculty mentor with whom they plan, conduct and report on research studies. Applicants indicate on the University of Florida on-line application form that they are interested in a Graduate Fellowship.

Research Assistantships

Many faculty have research grants that support students, providing them with a stipend and tuition. Research assistants typically work 20 hours per week while funded by assistantships.

Grinter Fellowships

The intent of the Grinter fellowship is to facilitate the recruitment of outstanding students. Therefore only full-time students entering the degree program for the first time are eligible for this award. Grinter Fellowship stipends are normally in the $2,000-$4,000 range. Regardless of the size of the stipend, all fellowships in this program should be identified as “Grinter Fellowships”. Tuition money from the Dean’s Office may accompany this fellowship. Continuation of the Grinter beyond the first year is contingent upon satisfactory student progress.

Charlotte Liberty Scholarship

The purpose of the scholarship is to benefit needy students that are enrolled in the Health Science Center Colleges. The scholarship was established in 1993 for this purpose. To be eligible for this you must have at least 3.6 GPA as undergraduate and must also be a US Citizen. Financial need is based on the student’s University of Florida financial report, which also includes FAFSA. Students also must show potential for high achievement. The amount of the privately funded scholarship/fellowship that is divided per quarter is $17,345.87. The number of students that are awarded the scholarship varies per quarter.

Research Experience Program

This program provides support for one year of graduate study to students affiliated with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic serving Institutions and Native-American Serving Colleges and Universities. Funding is dependent on experience and the obligations for full or part-time work.