Application Deadline: November 27, 2013

The UF International Center is now accepting applications for the Spring/Summer 2014 Graduate Student Research Abroad Program for graduate students in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology and physics.


·         Only funded Ph.D. students (i.e., on research assistantships that are transportable to the international research location) and who have been advanced to candidacy are eligible for the program;

·         There must be an internationally-recognized and committed hosting laboratory or field research site at the proposed destination of the research abroad student;

·         The hosting laboratory/field site can be anywhere in the world outside of the United States (excepting countries with U.S. State Department Travel Warnings); each placement will be individually negotiated between the student, his/her faculty mentor, and the prospective receiving laboratory or field site.


Application Requirements

The student and his/her mentor are requested to present to the Graduate Student Research Abroad Program Review Committee through Dean Sammons’ office:


Application packets should be directed to Dean David J. Sammons at the UF International Center (170 HUB – PO Box 113225) and will be considered by the Graduate Student Research Abroad Program Review Committee. It is expected that funds will be available to support 3 to 4 applicants this year.


Funding Procedures

Funding sources (not including the students’ stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance) to support the Graduate Student Research Abroad Program are stated below. Documentation of secured funding from the Faculty Mentor is part of the application package. Funding from the latter sources (bullets 2 and 3 below) will be provided following approval of the application by the Program Review Committee that will be appointed by Dean Sammons.


Follow-up Requirement

Successful applicants will be expected to provide the Graduate Student Research Abroad Program Review Committee, via Dean Sammons, with a detailed written report describing and evaluating their research abroad experience after return to Gainesville.

The deadline for Spring/Summer 2014 applications is November 27, 2013. Awards will be announced on or before December 20, 2013.