Date: April 14, 2011
To: Graduate Faculty and Staff
From: Laurence B. Alexander, PhD
Associate Dean, Graduate School
RE: Upcoming Activities and Deadlines
Grants and Fellowships Conference 2011
Event Date: May 13, 2011
Event Time: 8 am-4pm
In 2010, over 200 UF graduate students attended workshops featuring representatives from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Ford Foundation. This year, representatives from these organizations will be returning to the University of Florida. They will be providing graduate students information on how to submit successful grant proposals to their respective institutions.
There will also be breakout sessions for students in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM fields. Furthermore, we will have a separate session for international students seeking funding for graduate studies. Space is limited. Please encourage your students to pre-register early for this event. Students may register at http://gradschool.ufl.edu/gafcon.
Graduate Information Day 2011
Event Date: September 22, 2011
Event Time: 10 am- 12:00 pm
Table Registration Deadline: August 1, 2011
Graduate Information Day is an opportunity for UF students and students attending colleges and universities within a 2 hour drive to visit with department representatives. Departments can sign up to have a table with a representative from their program. Please contact Ruth Visuete at [log in to unmask] or call 352-392-8359 to sign up to table at this event.
Funding Opportunities for Current Doctoral Students:
Supplemental Tuition Retention Program
Deadline: April 29, 2011
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://gradschool.ufl.edu/diversity/supplemental-retention.html.
Delores Auzenne Dissertation Award
Deadline: April 29, 2011
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://gradschool.ufl.edu/diversity/auzenne-award.html.
Opportunities for Incoming Students
Board of Education Summer Fellowship
Deadline: May 2, 2011
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://gradschool.ufl.edu/diversity/boe-summer.html.
If you have any question or require additional information please let us know. We can be reached by telephone at 392-6444 or email at [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]
UF Graduate School
PO Box 115500
115 Grinter Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-5500