McNair Graduate Assistantship Program

The McNair Graduate Assistantship Program was created to provide support for students who have successfully completed the McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program as undergraduates. UF provides a limited number of research assistantships for McNair Scholars who are entering a Ph.D. program at this institution. This assistantship program provides a stipend, in-state tuition, fees, and health insurance for up to 4 years for a Ph.D. or up to 3 years for an MFA degree. As part of the program, each student will be appointed to a research assistant and expected to conduct research under faculty supervision. 

Interested students who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to apply.  

Please click here to download the Fall 2021 application.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed as they are received.  Therefore, we encourage you to apply early! No application materials will be accepted after March 1. 

Please note: the application must include an official letter from the applicant’s undergraduate McNair Scholars Program director stating that the student was/is in good standing with the program.

Application Fee Waivers: McNair scholars who apply to UF are eligible for a graduate school application fee waiver. For more information, contact Graduate Admissions at 352-392-1365 or

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