National Needs Fellowship
Welcome to the USDA National Needs PhD Fellowship Program: Educating the Next Generation of Scientists in Animal Genomics in the Department of Animal Sciences at University of Florida.
A core group of faculties from Animal Sciences and Animal Molecular and Cellular Biology with highly successful and collaborative research programs will provide extensive and integrative mentoring and training for graduate students.
Three PhD. Fellowships are available in the Department of Animal Sciences at University of Florida starting Fall 2019. The Fellowships will provide a stipend of $24,500 per year for three years and 100% tuition. Applicants must to be US citizens. Preferred qualifications are experience in the following areas: genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics and statistical analysis. Students that have strong organization and communication skills are especially encouraged to apply.
Interested in applying? Contact one of the faculty listed below. A formal application through the UF Graduate School is also required.
Positions are available in 4 groups:
Course work will cover broad areas of genetics, animal breeding, genomics, bioinformatics and related topics. Emphasis will be placed on excellent research training including regular research meetings, student and faculty seminar series, internships with major organizations, Historically Black Colleges or other Universities. Graduating Fellows will be well trained for successful research or academic careers, to apply scientific methods and knowledge of animal genomics, computational biology and quantitative genetics in solving needs of the animal industries.
Our vision is to prepare graduates to be able to think critically and apply the scientific method and their new found knowledge of animal genomics, computational biology and quantitative genetics in conducting research aimed at solving the needs of the animal industries. This encompasses possession of field, laboratory and computer skills necessary to successfully carry out research, which includes the ability to plan, execute and interpret experiments.