Fulbright PhD Award University of South Florida

The US-UK Fulbright Commission

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is now accepting applications for its 2018-19 PhD Award at the University of South Florida. Application deadline: 5pm Monday, 6 November 2017.

One award will be offered to a qualified British graduate student to pursue a PhD at the University of South Florida (USF) in any of the following disciplines only:

  • Applied Anthropology;
  • Applied Physics;
  • Cell, Micro, and Molecular Biology;
  • Chemistry;
  • Computer Science and Engineering;
  • Criminology;
  • Integrative Biology;
  • Marine Science;
  • Psychology (non-clinical).

USF is one of the largest public universities in the US. Located in Tampa Bay on the west coast of Florida, it has a student body of nearly 48,000 and a high impact global research focus.

The Fulbright PhD Award at the University of South Florida offers the following benefits:

  • A grant of $18,000 for the first academic year, followed by a teaching/research assistantship of $18,000 per year for up to 3 additional years
  • USF will waive all tuition fees for a period of up to 4 years
  • Sickness and accident benefit coverage
  • J-1 visa sponsorship and pre-departure support & orientation
  • Support in the USA from the Institute of International Education (IIE)
  • Access to a global alumni network of collaborative engagement and cultural diplomacy, with over 300,000 academically and professionally accomplished members

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be a UK citizen and hold or expect to obtain a minimum 2:1 honours undergraduate degree or the equivalent prior to their anticipated enrolment with a US university. Those who hold US citizenship may not apply for a UK Postgraduate Award from the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

Closing Date: 5pm Monday, 6 November 2017 for complete applications, references and all supplemental documentation

Other PhD funding from Fulbright: The US-UK Fulbright Commission also funds PhD programmes in the US at Brown University and under the All-Disciplines Award category. This category is open to applications from all subject areas. More information can be found at http://www.fulbright.org.uk/going-to-the-usa/postgraduate/fulbright-postgraduate-scholarships/awards-available

Questions? Please email programmes@fulbright.org.uk with any questions.

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