The funding cycle will open in the Fall.
Be sure to mark your calendars to attend our informational sessions
on Tuesday, September 4, 11-12pm and/or Wednesday, September 5, 1:30-2:45pm
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The International Center, in conjunction with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School and the Office of the Provost, is proud to sponsor the Research Abroad for Doctoral (RAD) students program. Since the program’s inception in the 2015/ 2016 school year, RAD has provided 22 awards totaling $120,170 and established new international partnerships and agreements. Through RAD, PhD candidates in the STEM disciplines have the opportunity to conduct an extended period of research at a foreign laboratory or field site during Spring or Summer 2018. Selected students will receive funding up to $10,000 to support costs of the international research trip. Students are required to spend a minimum of one month at a foreign site.   

Program Goals
  • Increase the number of STEM doctoral students who participate in global research.
  • Prepare doctoral students to compete and become leaders in an increasingly global research environment.
  • Build and strengthen relationships between research groups at the University of Florida and foreign institutions.
  • Promote faculty engagement in international research and discovery activities through engagement by their graduate
Program Expectations

Within one month of return to the U.S., provide:

  • An outline of activities conducted during trip, listing any new networking connections, or future research outputs. (Rubric will be furnished)
  • An in-depth, reflective narrative summarizing your research experience abroad. (Rubric will be furnished)
  • Expense Report
  • Photos/ Videos taken during trip.
How to Apply?

The Office for Global Research Engagement (OGRE) announces the call for applications at the beginning of the fall semester and applications are due by Mid-October. The application package requires the following:

  1. Completed application form (including budget section)
  2. Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Statement of interest
  4. Letter of support from the Graduate Advisor
  5. Letter of support/ commitment from internationally recognized laboratory or field research site (if multiple sites, submit letter from each institution).

2017/2018 Cohort

  • Nichole Bishop, Interdisciplinary Ecology, College of Agricultural and Life Science
  • Kelly Chapman, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Michael Esbach, Interdisciplinary Ecology, College of Agricultural and Life Science
  • Claire Friedrichsen, Department of Soil and Water Sciences, College of Agricultural and Life Science
  • Lindsey Laytner, Environmental Science and Global Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions
  • Patrick Milligan, Department of Biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Riley Ravary, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Martha Battaglin Ramos, Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Design, Construction and Planning
  • Shujian Yu, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Past Awardees

2016/2017

  • Claudia Baudoin Farah, Department of Tropical Conservation & Development, School of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Zachary Emberts, Department of Biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Cody Howard, Department of Biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Jennifer Moore, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Fezile Mtsetfwa, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, School of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Tania Pineda Enriquez, Department of Biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Brian Wingender, Materials Science & Engineering
    Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

2015/2016

  • Daniel Brooker,  Department of Physics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • John Hangrove, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Robert Johnson, Department of Biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Rebecca Koll, Department of Biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Ummat Somjee, Department of Entomology and Nematology, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Karen Vyverberg, Department of Geological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences