McNair Graduate Assistantship Program

The McNair Graduate Assistantship Program was created to provide support for students who have successfully completed the McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program as undergraduates. UF provides a limited number of research assistantships for McNair Scholars who are entering a Ph.D. program at this institution. This assistantship program provides a stipend, in-state tuition, fees, and health insurance for up to 4 years for a Ph.D. or up to 3 years for an MFA degree. As part of the program, each student will be appointed to a research assistant and expected to conduct research under faculty supervision. 

Interested students who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to apply.  

The Fall 2020 application cycle is now OPEN: McNair Assistantship Application 2020

Application Deadline: April 29, 2020

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed as they are received.  Therefore, we encourage you to apply early! No application materials will be accepted after April 29. 

Please note: the application must include an official letter from the applicant’s undergraduate McNair Scholars Program director stating that the student was/is in good standing with the program.

Application Fee Waivers: McNair scholars who apply to UF are eligible for a graduate school application fee waiver. For more information, contact Graduate Admissions at 352-392-1365 or

For more information, please call or email the Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives: Phone: 352-392-6444 or Email: