Research Abroad for Doctoral Students

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 four to six weeks. 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.


  • PhD Students
  • RAD funding is limited to UF PhD students who have advanced to candidacy. Students may be from the Humanities, Social Sciences, or STEM.

Program Requirements

Students should commit to spending four to six weeks continuously in residence at the foreign site. Students must be actively engaged in research or learning that directly contributes their doctoral programs. Students completing 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

  • The award amount is up to $5000.  A budget detailing expenses must be submitted.

Due Dates

Application Deadline is midnight is on Friday October 13th, 2023. We will have information sessions on Wednesday September 13, 2023, 10-11am and Friday September 22, 2023, 2-3pm. Contact for more details if you would like to attend.

Proposal Preparation and Submission

Complete online application includes:

  1. A statement describing the proposed trip, explaining the 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. Project Budget: when completing the budget in the application form, please do not use US State Department rates which would significantly inflate the budget. We suggest that 62% of the lodging rate is a reasonable estimate and that per diem rates also be justified accordingly.
  4. Please include a description of how you will be using the funds.
  5. A letter of support from the Graduate Advisor.
  6. A letter of support from the host institution, which should be an internationally recognized site (If multiple sites, submit a letter from each institution).





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