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MEMORANDUM

TO:                         All Graduate Deans, Graduate Faculty, Graduate Coordinators and Graduate Staff

FROM:                  Tyisha Hathorn, PhD, Director, Office of Graduate Minority Programs, the Graduate School

RE:                          Funding Opportunity: Graduate School Support for the Enhancement of Underrepresented Doctoral Student Recruitment

DATE:                    July 6, 2016

The Graduate School’s Office of Graduate Minority Programs (OGMP) is pleased to announce a new initiative to assist units in recruiting underrepresented minority (URM) PhD students by providing up to $5,000 in matching funds to enhance student diversity.

Eligibility and important information:
Any PhD‐granting unit at the University of Florida seeking to enhance enrollment of URM PhD students. Funding is not available for master’s student recruitment. Units can submit an individual proposal or a joint proposal in conjunction with other units in the same college.

Amount of Support: The maximum amount for matching funds is $5,000, though additional funds may be considered for proposals with a multi-unit partnership. Each proposal must have a cost‐sharing commitment from the unit and/or the college.
Potential funds can be used for the following activities:

  *   Travel for prospective URM Ph.D. students to visit the campus.
  *   Spring visit for admitted URM Ph.D. students.
  *   Open-house or campus visitation programs.
  *   URM-targeted advertisements, including brochures and mailings.
  *   Travel for faculty to recruit at universities (this excludes attendance at recruitment fairs)
The above list is not inclusive and other ideas are encouraged.
Deadlines:
Proposal deadline: August 1st, 2016
Awardee notification: August 15th, 2016
Deadline to expend the 2016‐2017 recruitment funds: May 1st, 2017
Deadline for Recruitment Summary report: June 1st, 2017

Application: http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/media/graduate-school/pdf-files/Graduate-School-Support-for-the-Enhancement-of-Underrepresented-Doctoral-Student-Recruitment-2016-17.pdf

If you have questions concerning the information specified above please contact the Office of Graduate Minority Programs at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or at 352-392-6444.