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’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:

The above list is not inclusive and other ideas are encouraged.


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




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