McKnight Doctoral Fellowships for US Students in USA 2013
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McKnight Doctoral Fellowships for US Students funded by Florida Universities has now announced applications for 2013 academic year. Full fellowship details:

McKnight Doctoral Fellowships

School: Florida Universities(University of Central Florida,University of Florida, University of Miami, University of South Florida)/ USA

Level: PhD

Field(s): Arts, sciences, business, engineering, health sciences, nursing,visual and performing arts.

Deadline: January 15th of each year

Funded by:Florida Education Fund

Beneficiaries:Scholarship is open to Students of African American or Hispanic, U.S. Citizens.


  • Up to 50 Fellowships are awarded annually to study at one of the nine participating Florida universities.
  • Each award provides annual tuition up to $5,000 for each of three academic years.
  • Each award provides annual tuition up to $5,000 for each of three academic years, plus an annual stipend of $12,000.


  • 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.
  • ELIGIBLE FIELDS OF STUDY: Eligible fields of study include any field in the Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Nursing, or the Visual and Performing Arts.
  • Fellowships are especially encouraged in, but not limited to, the following disciplines: Agriculture, Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Engineering
  • Physics Business Administration Marine Biology Psychology Chemistry Academic programs that lead to professional degrees such as the M.D., D.B.A., D.D.S., J.D. and D.V.M., are not covered by Fellowship. With the exception of Ph.D. programs in Math Education, Science Education, School Psychology, and Educational Measurement and Testing, graduate programs which are housed in a university’s School or College of Education leading to an Ed.D. are not covered by the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship.


  • The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship will be awarded only to persons who intend to seek the Ph.D. degree fulltime in one of the aforementioned eligible fields of study.

  • In those doctoral programs which require entry at the master’s level prior to acceptance at the doctoral level, institutional verification will be required.

  • All recipients of the Fellowship must agree to seek a professorial position at a four-year Florida university.

  • If the student is offered a competitive faculty position at a Florida university, and does not accept the position, the student must repay the amount of the Fellowship received.
  • If a Fellow does not receive a competitive offer for employment from a Florida university, without penalty, the Fellow may secure employment opportunities elsewhere.
  • Selection criteria:
  • Applicants must be African American or Hispanic, U.S. citizens, and hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Since this program is intended to increase enrolment in PhD programs, currently enrolled doctoral students are not eligible to apply.

Scholarship Application Method

  • Apply online.

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