MEMORANDUM TO: All Graduate Deans, Graduate Associate Deans, Department Chairs, 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$B!G(Bs 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 $5,000 in matching funds to enhance student diversity. Eligibility and important information: Any PhD$B!>(Bgranting unit at the University of Florida seeking to enhance enrollment of URM PhD students. Funding is not available for master$B!G(Bs 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 $5,000, though additional funds may be considered for proposals with a multi-unit partnership. Each proposal must have a cost$B!>(Bsharing 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$B!>(B2017 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.