University of Florida Graduate School-Based Funding for Entering Ph.D. Students

Note: Other full funding opportunities such as research and teaching assistantships are offered through individual UF Ph.D. programs.

AWARDS*DURATION    ANNUAL STIPEND**ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Graduate School Preeminence Award (GSPA) 

5-Year Award

4-Year Award

$29,000-$35,000

$35,000-$41,000

No application needed. Recipients are selected by the admitting Ph.D. program.
Graduate School Funding Award (GSFA)

5-Year Award

4-Year Award

$25,000

$31,000

No application needed. Recipients are selected by the admitting Ph.D. program.
Top-ups for Major External Fellowships

Length of Fellowship

Up to $6,000 Full GSPA and GSFA recipient who win major external competitive fellowships.
Graduate School Funding Award Stipend Top-up

5-Year

4-Year

$5,000

$5,167 or $6,200

No application needed. Recipients are selected by the admitting Ph.D. program.
Grinter Award Stipend Top-up 3-Year $2,000-$4,000

No application needed. Recipients are selected by the admitting Ph.D. program.    

DIVERSITY INITIATIVES***DURATION    ANNUAL STIPEND**ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

NSF Bridge to the Doctorate Program             

2-Year Award 

$34,000

Current/former LSAMP participants. Application required.
FEF McKnight Doctoral Scholars Program

5-Year Award

$26,080-$32,000

Must apply. Access to information and application at fefonline.org/mdf.html

McNair Doctoral Scholars Program

4-Year Award

$26,080-$32,000

Current/former McNair participants. Application required.
Graduate School Funding Award Stipend Top-up

5-Year Award

$26,080-$32,000

Current/former Florida A&M University Feeder Program participants. Application required.

Grinter Award Stipend Top-up

5-Year Award

4-Year Award

$4,000 for 5 years

$5,000 for 4 years

No application needed. Recipients are selected by the admitting Ph.D. program.


*All awards include tuition and health insurance

**Stipends are for research or teaching assistantships except the two-year Bridge to the Doctorate

***For further information regarding the Diversity Initiative Awards, please contact: The Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives, The University of Florida Graduate School, 125 Grinter Hall, P.O. Box 115500, Gainesville, FL 32611-5500; ogdi@aa.ufl.edu; 352-392-6444