Graduate student funding at UF comes in many forms with different forms.

Madelyn Lockhart Dissertation Fellowship


The Association for Academic Women (AAW) at the University of Florida offers this fellowship to aid and recognize a Ph.D. candidate who is an outstanding researcher and has overcome challenges, helped others overcome challenges, or contributed to a larger sense of community on campus, locally, or more widely.

Dr. Madelyn LockhartThis award honors the late Dr. Madelyn Lockhart (pictured left) — UF Dean of the Graduate School and Dean of International Studies and Programs (1985-1993), Associate Dean (1981-1985), and Assistant Dean (1973-1977 and 1979-1981). She aided students in many ways, such as implementing this fellowship program to support Ph.D. students working on their dissertations.

  • This fellowship awards up to $2,000 yearly to assist in the dissertation phase of the doctoral degree program.
  • AAW awards one fellowship yearly.
  • Candidates can come from any UF Ph.D. program.
  • Nominations can come from a faculty member or from the Ph.D. candidate.
Eligibility & Requirements
  • You must be a full-time UF Ph.D. candidate who has completed doctoral course work.
  • You must have passed your qualifying exam and be ready to write your dissertation.
  • Your supervisory committee must approve your dissertation proposal by the application deadline for this award.
  • You must be enrolled in dissertation credits the semester (fall, spring, or summer) that you receive the fellowship.
  • AAW will give preference to applicants in the later stages of their dissertation research.
Deadlines & Critical Dates
  • Students must apply to their departments or colleges by Wednesday, November 15, 2023.
  • Colleges must email their nominations to the Graduate School at by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2024.
  • AAW will notify the winner in the middle of February 2024.
  • AAW will present the award at a celebration in March 2024.
Application & Instructions
  • Email Dr. Edith Kaan, Madelyn Lockhart Disseration Fellowship Committee Chair, at