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Funding Available for Ph.D. students at the University of Florida
In an effort to expand our Ph.D. program, the Department of Urban and
Regional Planning at the University of Florida provides funding for Ph.D.
student that covers tuition, a stipend and health insurance benefits
starting from Fall 2010. Initial Funding is for one academic year with a
possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance, required
registration and funding availability. We are looking for graduate
students interested in pursuing Ph.D. studies within the department’s five
specializations: (1) Growth management and transportation, (2) Housing and
community development, (3) Information technology for planning, (4) Urban
design, and (5) Environment planning. The specific positions available
One research assistantship in environmental planning. The student will
work with Professor Kathryn Frank (kifrank@...
One research assistantship in either coordination of land use and
transportation or in health in the built environment. The student will
work with Professor Ruth Steiner (rsteiner@...
One research assistantship in information technology for planning. The
student will work with Professor Ilir Bejleri (ilir@...
At least one research assistantship in urban economics, transportation
economics, economic development or public finance. The students will work
with Professor Andres Blanco (agblanco@...
One teaching assistantship is available for someone who can teach the
undergraduate course “Cities of the World.” The student’s research
interests could be in any of the five department’s specializations.
Two or three scholarship/research assistantships are available in any of
the five department’s specializations. The students will work with the
appropriate professors in their areas of interest. If you are interested
in learning more about one of these scholarships/assistantships, or the
teaching assistantship, please contact our Graduate Coordinator Professor
Richard Schneider (rschnei@...
We are looking for students who possess good analytic and communication
(spoken and written) skills, experience with planning-related research and
policy making, and are proficient with solid quantitative or qualitative
methodology, and GIS.
Interested students should apply to the Ph.D. Program online (
and express interest in the
specific graduate research assistantship with the appropriate professor.
To be considered for funding, we need to receive completed applications by
February 1, 2010.
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