Scholarships and Financial Aid for PhD Students
University of Florida Graduate School Fellowship
The College of Nursing has a limited number of Graduate School Fellowships (GSF) available for newly admitted PhD students. The GSF is a competitive award intended to recruit talented graduate students with a demonstrated potential in research and creative activities. Graduate School Fellows are expected to demonstrate high standards of academic achievement and active participation in university life.
All newly admitted students enrolled full-time (12 credit hours for the Fall and Spring semesters and 8 credit hours in the Summer semester) will be considered.
Four-year fellowship support including a tuition waiver and a stipend are paid biweekly over each academic year up to the amount of $20,000. After completion of the core courses and the Progression exam, Graduate School Fellows are required to be appointed as a Graduate Research or a Graduate Teaching Assistant for at least 4 semesters.
A complete application for admission on file in the College. Submit application by March 15th. Additional information is available at http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/finances-and-funding/assistantships-and-fellowships
College of Nursing Scholarship
All PhD students are eligible for scholarship assistance in the first year of study. Priority is given to students enrolled in full-time study.
Students in years two and three of doctoral student may apply for scholarship assistance. Financial resources permitting, priority is given to full-time students and students submitting or resubmitting funding proposals. Application information will be distributed each year by the Office for Academic and Student Affairs. (OASA).
Partial assistance with tuition for the first year of the program. Approximate value $8,000. Positions as Graduate Research or Graduate Teaching Assistants may be requested.
A complete application for admission on file in the College. Submit application by May 31st.
College of Nursing Teaching and Research Assistantships
College of Nursing Teaching Assistantships (TAs) and Research Assistantships (RAs) are mentored teaching and research experiences They are both appointed based on College teaching and research needs as determined by Department Chairs and the Associate Dean for Research, respectively. TA and RA positions in the College are paid UF OPS appointments (as a student assistant) which do not include tuition support or benefits such as health insurance.
A PhD student interested in a TA position should first confer with her/his advisor/mentor, and then inform the appropriate Department Chair of interest in such a position. If the Department Chair has the resources and a teaching need that matches the doctoral student interest, the Department Chair will arrange the TA appointment.
A PhD student interested in a RA position should first confer with her/his advisor, and then inform the Associate Dean for Research of interest in such a position. If there is a research need that matches the doctoral student interest, the ADR will arrange the RA appointment in consultation with the relevant faculty member and Department Chair. Per UF regulations, TA and RA appointments may not exceed .5 FTE per semester.
Supervision and Mentorship
The TA will be supervised by the course faculty member as assigned by the Department Chair, and the RA will be supervised by the research faculty member. The students and faculty member should meet regularly for mentoring sessions.