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Financial Aid

The Department awards its most promising students financial support in the form of teaching and research assistantships.

There are a variety of fellowships and awards available to incoming and current Ph.D. students. Visit the Graduate School for more information.

In addition, Ph.D. students in all fields may be appointed as a Department graduate teaching or graduate research assistant.

Ph.D. students may be supported through the Dauer or Ehrlich Endowed Chairs, as well as may be awarded Manning J. Dauer Fellowships as supplements to their assistantships.

M.A. students in Political Campaigning are considered for partial support through funds appropriated and donated to that program.

Students with backgrounds in survey research may be appointed to hourly positions in the Florida Survey Research Center.

In addition, the department nominates students for consideration for the following awards College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowships.

Students interested in studying Africa, Latin America, or Europe may also be eligible for Title VI Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. Note that you must apply directly to the Centers to be considered for these fellowships. You should consult the websites of the respective centers for more information:

Under the Academic Common Market, residents of thirteen southeastern states who are admitted to our M.A. Program in Political Campaigning or our Ph.D. program (with a concentration in African Politics), may be eligible to waive out-of-state tuition fees. For more information, contact the Academic Common Market Coordinator in your state.

Students are encouraged to seek further information on financial aid from theUF Graduate School Financial Aid website and to download an application for a graduate fellowship and/or assistantship.

All Ph.D. applications for financial assistance (fellowships, graduate assistantships, and graders) in Political Science are filed directly with the Graduate Secretary, and are due January 15.

International students from non-English speaking countries who apply for department assistantships must take the SPEAK test (Speaking Proficiency English Assessment Kit) and receive a score of 55 or more.