Date: December 20, 2007
To: All UF Department Chairs, Graduate Coordinators and Staff
From: Laurence B. Alexander
Interim Associate Dean
UF Graduate School
RE: McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Deadline: January 15, 2008
This is to remind everyone that the deadline for eligible students to apply
for the McKnight Doctoral Fellowships is January 15, 2008. The McKnight
Doctoral Fellowship program is designed to address the under-representation
of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the
state of Florida by increasing the pool of citizens qualified with Ph.D.
degrees to teach at the college and university levels. Last year, UF
received 10 of the 50 fellowships awarded statewide. This year, we would
like to exceed that total, if possible.
Funding includes a stipend of $12,000, tuition and fees for a maximum of
five years. Applicants must be U.S. citizens beginning their Ph.D. in Fall
2008. Please forward this information to any students who may be eligible
and encourage them to apply.
The application and information can be obtained from www.fefonline.org.