Other Funding Sources

USF Presidential Fellowship:

This fellowship is the most prestigious graduate scholarship awarded by USF and includes the following:

  • $25,000 yearly stipend for up to five years
  • Up to 12 hours of graduate-level tuition in the Fall and Spring semesters and 9 hours in the Summer semester
  • Student fees
  • $1,000/year for travel to conferences for presentation of your research
  • Student health insurance

The fellowship is only available to students who will be entering USF graduate programs, not currently enrolled students. Nominations are made by the BCS Doctoral Program Director. Please contact the director if you are interested in being nominated so that additional information may be obtained for the nomination packet. The deadline is in early January of each year so the nomination packet needs to be submitted even before you have been notified of acceptance to USF. Additional information is available on the Office of Graduate Studies website.0

McKnight Doctoral Fellows Program:

The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship program is designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the state of Florida by increasing the pool of citizens qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college and university levels. Up to 50 Fellowships are awarded annually to study at one of nine participating Florida universities. Each award provides annual tuition up to $5,000 (tuition above this amount is waived by the participating institution) for each of three academic years plus an annual stipend of $12,000. (An additional two years of support at this same level is provided by the participating institution.) Funds are also available to support dissertation expenses and conference travel. An institution may supplement the stipend if funds are available. Additional information is available on the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship website.

Ford Foundation Fellowships:

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Fellowships are offered at the predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral levels. See the Ford Fellowship website for details.

American Association of University Women (AAUW):

The AAUW offers Fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conduct postdoctoral research full time, or prepare research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. For additional information, go to the AAUW website.