Date: January 7, 2009
To: All UF Department Chairs, Graduate Deans, Coordinators and Staff
From: Laurence B. Alexander
Interim Associate Dean, Graduate School
RE: McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Deadline: Jan. 15, 2009
This is to remind everyone that the deadline for eligible students to apply for the McKnight Doctoral Fellowships is January 15, 2009. 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 9 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 2009. 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.