Thesis and Dissertation Funding


Bill Simms Endowment Student Research Awards

Doctoral Research Funding in TRSM (Amount per year $1,500: 3 awards)

Funds in the amount of $500 per doctoral student will be awarded each year to students for their dissertation research, though other uses may be considered. Students may only apply for this funding once during their doctoral degree. Consideration is competitive with more applications expected than monies available.

Master’s Research Funding in TRSM (Amount per year $750: 3 awards)

Funds in the amount of $250 per master’s student will be awarded each year to students for their thesis research. Students may only apply for this funding once during their master’s degree program. Consideration is competitive with more applications expected than monies available.

DEADLINE: December 1 and April 1

For more information and application criteria, please click here

Graduate School Dissertation Award

This award is to let near-final-term PhD students devote all of their time to completing their PhD. The $10,000 scholarship will be awarded over a 6-month time frame: Summer B and Fall OR Spring and Summer A.  It is expected that the mentor, academic unit, and College will provide appropriate resources to make sure the student graduates by the end of the Fall Semester for recipients of the SummerB/Fall award, or Summer C for recipients of the Spring/Summer A award.  Up to 5 credits (3 for Fall or Spring, 2 for Summer B or Summer A) of in-state tuition will be provided. Students will not be allowed to have assistantships, fellowships or similar type funding.

DEADLINE: May 21 or November 6

View the award flyer here.

For more information and an application, please click here.

Delores Auzenne Dissertation Award (Minority Program)

Named in honor of Delores Auzenne, this award is designed to assist underrepresented minority students in completing their dissertation work. The program provides competitively awarded stipends to PhD candidates who are in the advanced writing stages of their dissertations at UF. Students who are appointed on a state-funded fellowship or assistantship are not eligible.

DEADLINE: April 15 or December 6

For more information and an application, please click here

Supplemental Retention Scholarship (Minority Program)

The UF Office of Graduate Minority Programs Supplemental Retention Scholarship Program is designed for UF doctoral students who are three or fewer semesters away from graduation, but are no longer eligible to receive a fellowship, assistantship or other funding from their Department or College. It provides limited tuition assistance and the help of a structured retention program under the UF Office of Graduate Minority Programs. Recipients must be US citizens or permanent resident aliens.

DEADLINE: Six weeks prior to the start of the semester for which you are applying

For more information and an application, please click here