McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

Deadline: January 15

The Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives, in partnership with the Florida Education Fund, administers the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship for African-American and Hispanic students. The program is designed to increase the number of African-American and Hispanic faculty in the state of Florida. Each fellow receives a base stipend of $26,080 with tuition, health insurance and fee waiver for a maximum of five years for a Ph.D. Applicants must be US citizens admitted to a University of Florida Ph.D. program and entering the first year of that program. Applications must be submitted directly to the Florida Education Fund before January 15 to compete for funding opportunities the following fall. 

Students are not required to have admission decisions at the time of application submission. Students are notified by the Florida Education Fund of selection decisions directly.

All application materials must be submitted directly to the Florida Education Fund by January 15. The deadline will be strictly enforced. McKnight Doctoral Fellowship applications can be completed at the Florida Education Fund website, or by calling 813-272-2772.

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship 2018 Flier

For more information, please call or email the Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives: Phone: 352-392-6444 or Email: