Faculty support is critical to our success. Endowed professorships and chairs are key to retaining faculty and attracting rising stars. These positions provide top faculty with funding that accelerates the pace of discovery. Our goal is to reach 500 endowed positions, a number comparable to peer universities.
Student support is another important part of UF Preeminence. Merit-based funding ensures that future leaders and innovators see UF as the place where they can best prepare for the careers of tomorrow.
Some of Florida’s most talented high-school seniors, however, can’t afford UF. The Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars program removes that barrier.
Endowed faculty positions provide funding streams for lab equipment, research assistants and other things that advance a professor’s work.