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Current and Past Student Handbooks
- 2019-2020 PhD Student Handbook
- 2018-2019 PhD Student Handbook
- 2017-2018 PhD Student Handbook
- 2016-2017 PhD Student Handbook
Course Schedules and Offerings
- Spring 2020 Course Schedule
- Spring 2020 Course Offerings
- Fall 2019 Course Schedule
- Fall 2019 Course Offerings
- Course Transfer Request
- PhD Course Registration
- MSE Course Registration
- PHC 6937 Independent Study Contract (MSE)
- PHC 6971 Thesis Research Contract
- PHC 7918 Independent Study Contract (PhD)
- PHC 7979 Advanced Research Contract
- PHC 7980 Dissertation Research Contract
Committee and Mentoring
- PhD Supervisory Committee Appointment
- MSE Supervisory Committee Appointment
- PhD/Postdoc Mentoring Compact
- PhD Supervisory Committee Compact
- MSE Mentoring Compact
- Chair of Epidemiology Travel Award Application
- Application for Leave
- PHHP Travel Authorization Request
- International Travel Registration
- Pre-travel TA Request Form
- Post-travel Reimbursement Form
View all approved academic calendars.
View financial dates and deadlines from the Office of the University Bursar.
|Advance Registration Open||Mar 25-Aug 16||Oct 29-Dec 18
Dec 20-Jan 3
|Mar 25-May 7
|Registration Deadline||Aug 19||Jan 4||May 10|
|Classes Begin||Aug 20||Jan 7||May 13||Drop/Add Period||Aug 20-23
|Jan 7-11||May 13-14|
|Employee EEP Registration||Aug 20-23
|Jan 7-11||May 13-14|
|Non-Deferment Tuition/Fee Payments Due||Aug 30||Jan 18||May 24|
|Financial Aid Deferment Tuition/Fee Payments Due||TBA||Feb 15||Jul 26|
|Graduate Assistant Deferment Tuition/Fee Payments Due||TBA||Mar 15||Jul 26|
|Degree Application Deadline||Sep 13||Feb 1||Jul 3|
|Dissertation First Submission||TBA||Feb 13||Jun 12|
|Dissertation Transmittal Letter Due||TBA||Feb 13||Jun 12|
|Thesis First Submission||TBA||Mar 15||Jul 12|
|Thesis Final Exam Form Due||TBA||Mar 15||Jul 12|
|Thesis & Dissertation Final Submission||TBA||Apr 10||Jul 31|
|Thesis & Dissertation ETD Signature Page Due||TBA||Apr 10||Jul 31|
|Dissertation Final Exam Form Due||TBA||Apr 10||Jul 31|
|Drop/Withdrawal Deadline||TBA||Apr 24||Aug 2|
|Faculty Evaluations Open||Nov 26-Dec 6||Apr 13-Apr 26||Jun 15-21 (A)
Aug 3-9 (B/C)
|Final Clearance Deadline||TBA||Apr 24||Aug 7|
|Last Day of Classes||Dec 4||Apr 24||Aug 9|
|Doctoral Commencement||Dec 13||May 3||Aug 9|
|University-Wide Commencement||Dec 13||May 4||Aug 10|
|PHHP Commencement||TBA||May 5||TBA|
|Degree Status Available||Dec 17||May 7||Aug 13|
|Final Grades Available||Dec 18||May 8||Aug 14|
|Holidays; no classes. GAs are expected to report to work on bolded dates.||Sep 2: Labor Day
Oct 4: Homecoming
Nov 11: Veterans Day
Nov 27: Thanksgiving Break
Nov 28-29: Thanksgiving Break
|Jan 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Mar 4-8: Spring Break
|May 27: Memorial Day
Jun 24-28: Summer Break
Jul 4: Independence Day
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American Federation for Aging Research Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging
In order to continue to attract new generations of talented investigators, the Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging have been established. The program is designed to give students enrolled in MD, DO, PhD, or combined-degree programs the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six-month research project focused on biomedical research in aging. The program aims to give students the chance to learn more about the field of aging research, as well as increase their understanding of the challenges involved in improving the quality of life for older people.
Foundation for Women’s Wellness Fellowship Awards
We believe that to improve women’s health we must also invest in the future. FWW’s Fellowship Awards recognize and support MD/PhD candidates or graduates pursuing fellowship or specialty training and working on research in women’s health. This award goes directly to the individual awardee to acknowledge and support her/his academic, training and research success and pursuits.
The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Research Fellowship
The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences. To attain its ultimate goal of increasing the number of imaginative, well-trained and dedicated medical scientists, the Foundation grants financial support of sufficient duration to help further the careers of young men and women engaged in biological or medical research.
Society for Neuroscience Individual Prizes and Fellowships
These awards recognize students, postdoctoral fellows, and scientists who have received an advanced degree within the past 10 years and who have made significant accomplishments in the field of neuroscience.
Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Award
You may apply for this award if you are within the first year of your PhD program or are expecting admission before the academic year begins.
The Doctoral Award offers three years of direct program support and two years of institutional support from the scholar’s college, university and/or department, in the form of a $20,000 annual stipend. Each recipient also is awarded up to five years of university-covered tuition and fees (unless the institution prohibits a fee waiver). In addition, the program provides professional development support and covers expenses associated with attending the annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.
American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) Scholars Graduate Opportunities
AIGC provides financial support for American Indians and Alaska Natives seeking higher education, and supports them in attaining undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. AIGC partners with Tribes, the federal government, foundations, corporations, and individuals to ensure the growth and sustainability of scholarships.
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans — immigrants and children of immigrants — who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows.
Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31)
To provide predoctoral individuals with supervised research training in specified health and health-related areas leading toward the research doctoral degree (e.g., PhD).
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) funds a wide array of research and initiatives to help address some of America’s most pressing health challenges. In addition to opportunities presented through targeted grant programs and funding partnerships, RWJF continually accept brief proposals for funding of new and creative approaches to building a Culture of Health.
International students are eligible for some grants, and grant search materials can be found at the UF Libraries Grants and Fellowships: Funding Opportunities. A yearly workshop is available for finding grants for international students. Also see the Libraries’ list of databases, such as IRIS and Community of Science (COS), to aid your funding search.
The UF Office of Research maintains a number of funding opportunity resources for all members of the UF community, including a list of funding opportunities specifically for graduate students.
UF Office of Research Graduate Student Request for Travel Funds
The UF Office of Research (OR) and the UF Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) offer travel funding for graduate students. Click on the above link to download a PDF file (readable and printable with Adobe Acrobat Reader, available for free online) for more information about applying for such funds.
UF Graduate Student Council Travel Grants
The UF Graduate Student Council offers travel grants to help graduate students attend conferences and present their research. For more information, applications and deadlines, click on the above link.
UF Center for European Studies Travel Grants
The UF Center for European Studies (CES) offers annual competitions for graduate student travel grants to assist UF graduate students with travel to Europe to pursue dissertation research, or to present work at a scholarly conference or workshop. These grants are open to all UF graduate students regardless of discipline as long as the subject of the research or talk is related to contemporary Europe.
Delores Auzenne Dissertation Award
The Delores Auzenne Dissertation Award, named in honor of Delores Auzenne, was established to assist underrepresented doctoral students with little or no funding to complete their dissertations. The program provides funding to PhD candidates in the advanced stages of their dissertations. Students on fellowships or assistantship are not eligible.
The award provides up to $15,000, and up to 5 credit hours of in-state tuition and fees. Successful applicants may receive funds over the course of Summer and the following Fall Semester or Spring Semester and the following Summer.
Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Award
The Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Award is a competitively need based awards program to provide final stage funding over a 4 to 6 month period for PhD candidates with exhausted funding. This support is intended to allow recipients the time and resources to focus exclusively on their dissertation through defense, final clearance by the Editorial Office, and graduation.
The award provides up to $15,000, and up to 5 credit hours of in-state tuition and fee assistance. Successful applicants may receive funds over the course of Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.
Supplemental Retention Scholarship
The UF Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives (OGDI) Supplemental Retention Scholarship 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 Diversity Initiatives (OGDI).
Southern Regional Educational Board Dissertation Award
You may apply for this award if you have completed all course work and comprehensive/preliminary exams and have defended (or will defend) the dissertation prospectus successfully before the academic year begins.
The Dissertation Award offers a one-year, $20,000 stipend, university-covered tuition and fees (unless the institution prohibits a fee waiver), a $500 research allowance, and professional development support. It also covers expenses associated with attending the annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.
The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC. The UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports partner programs sponsored by the ten-campus UC system, the three UC-affiliated national laboratories, University of Michigan, University of Colorado Boulder, The California Alliance, University of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Minnesota and New York University.
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs maintains a list of job posting databases and resources.
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs publishes job opportunities for postdocs in the Postdoctoral Update Newsletter, emailed to all UF postdocs once a week.
UF Open Access Publishing Fund
The University of Florida Open Access Publishing (UFOAP) Fund supports the goal of making UF research findings available immediately without charge to all readers. When funds are not available from other sources, the Fund will assist UF authors by paying reasonable Article Processing Charges (APCs) assessed by publishers of open access journals, including hybrid open access journals. The Fund does not cover the assessment of page charges, color illustration fees, reprints, etc. Articles that comply with the Application Guidelines set forth below will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to the availability of funds. No endorsement of any journal or of the research merit of any article is implied by this funding.
UF/Santa Fe College Faculty Development Project
The UF/Santa Fe College Faculty Development Project is a partnership between the University of Florida and local Santa Fe College that aims to increase faculty diversity at Santa Fe College while providing African American and Hispanic doctoral students at UF with valuable teaching experience. Participants teach two courses per year at SFC and assist in its recruitment and retention of minority and underrepresented students. The program provides a stipend of $15,000 for nine months, in-state tuition, fees, and health insurance for fall-spring semesters with an additional amount supplied by UF. Participants must have a master’s degree in an approved field, 18 credit hours of graduate level hours in an approved field completed, and have passed their qualifying exams.
Control Flu Internship
The ControlFlu program provides free flu vaccinations for Pre-K through 12th grade students in Alachua County. ControlFlu is a coalition of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and students that volunteer their time to the program. The key to the program’s success are their volunteers. They are seeking individuals who are committed and passionate to adding to their team and continuing theirr mission. ControlFlu offers a dynamic internship opportunity that provides insight and experience into the fields of health promotion and disease prevention. If interested please send a current resume and fall schedule to the program coordinator, Leslie Morris, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLAS Teaching Center Graduate Teaching Assistantship
The CLAS Teaching Center is now accepting applications for our graduate student assistantships. If you are a graduate student with a background in mathematics, sciences, engineering, or education and are interested in a 10-20 hour assistantship beginning in the summer or fall semester, please complete an application here: https://teachingcenter.ufl.edu/about-us/employment-opportunities/graduate-assistant-position-application/. The UF Teaching Center is a wonderful place to work, and we are looking to add dedicated, hard-workers to our team!