The RAD program provides funding for travel and travel related expenses for doctoral students to travel abroad to collect data or to access resources not available on campus at partner institutions. Stays abroad can range from one to three months. The program is not meant to fully support field research but rather to supplement ongoing doctoral research with resources available abroad. This opportunity is intended to enable doctoral students to expand their network of potential collaborators while also helping to build bridges between UF and international partners.


  • RAD funding is limited to UF PhD students who have advanced to candidacy in STEM fields, broadly defined. Proposals are welcome from students in the life and physical sciences, mathematics, social, behavioral and economic sciences, engineering and computer science.

Program Requirements

Students should commit to spending a minimum of one month and typically no more than three months continuously in residence at the foreign site. The program may consider a longer duration if there is strong justification and the student has supplemental funding to support the additional costs. Students must be actively engaged in research or learning that directly contributes their doctoral programs.  Students participating in the program must complete a comprehensive trip report that details their activity, research goals, the collaborative experience and how the research contributes to the development of scholarly output.

Amount of Award

Maximum funding for RAD awards is $10,000, depending on needs as detailed in proposal budget. 

Due Dates for 2018
Application Deadline Monday, October 22, 5pm
Announcement of Award November 9, 2018

Proposal Preparation and submission

Complete Application Package (please use Google Chrome or Internet Explorer to access the form) should include: 

  1. A statement describing the proposed trip, explaining the scientific rationale, the choice of the host site, the expected outcomes and goals, and the anticipated impact of the stay abroad to the applicant’s career and scholarly goals.
  2. Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Budget plan
  4. A letter of support from the Graduate Advisor
  5. A letter of support from the host institution, which should be an internationally recognized laboratory or field research site (If multiple sites, submit a letter from each institution).



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Application Submission Process

Complete applications with accompanying documentation are due by 5PM Monday, October 22, 2018.   Applications must be submitted via email to: Please submit your application as a single pdf.


Claire Anumba, Special Projects Coordinator, Office for Global Research Engagement, University of Florida International Center.  E: T: 352-273-0544