Emerging Research Scholarship PhD Program

A large-scale University of Florida Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiative was spurred by the $80M research and education partnership with NVIDIA, a world leader in accelerated computing, leading to a new data center that houses the fastest supercomputer in higher education. The UF Health AI academic hub will support 33 new investigators using AI and data science to advance health around the core principles of community, trustworthiness, and diversity. The digital transformation in medicine with implementation of artificial intelligence, computational biology, computer vision and digital health is a new frontier in health research and innovation. The UF College of Medicine faculty, students, and trainees will play a critical role in leading these efforts in our community, state, and nationwide.

Recognizing the increasing need for a new biomedical workforce, we are pleased to announce the creation of ten additional PhD positions in the College of Medicine under the auspices of the Office of Research Affairs. The Emerging Research Scholarship PhD positions will be allocated by the Senior Associate Dean for Research Affairs every two years, focusing on emerging areas in research requiring training of additional workforce.

The first two-year cycle will allocate these positions to recruit PhD students interested in pursuing applications of AI and data science (ERS-AI) in various domains and will be open to all UF College of Medicine faculty, including new AI faculty, based on availability of funding. The program will support 100% of the student’s tuition and stipend In Year 1 and 50% of their tuition and stipend in Year 2. The PI/Department will be responsible for the balance of student support in Year 2 and Years 3-5.