McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program

The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program is designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in Florida by increasing the pool of candidates qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college and university levels.

It is a great funding opportunity for talented undergraduate seniors and master’s degree students who are planning to pursue a Ph.D.  This five year fellowship includes a $12,500 stipend plus a $10,000 UGS enhancement per year for the first three years, followed by a graduate assistantship for years 4 and 5.  In addition, recipients receive a tuition waiver and health insurance. I am happy to assist any student with the application process.

WHO MAY APPLY: Applicants must be African American or Hispanic U.S. citizens who hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Since this program is intended to increase African American and Hispanic enrollment in Ph.D. programs, currently enrolled doctoral students are not eligible to apply.

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY: The Fellowship will be awarded only to persons who intend to seek the Ph.D. degree, full-time, in one of the following eligible fields of study: any field in the Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Nursing, or the Visual and Performing Arts.  Fellowship funding is contingent upon Legislative approval.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application materials must be submitted/postmarked no later than January 15, 2012.

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