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Resources for Doctoral Students

Along with doctoral students’ faculty advisors, the staff and facilities of the Office for Research Support (ORS) are available to assist students with planning, obtaining funding for, conducting, and disseminating research.

Resources and Services

To request any of the services listed below, please fill out a support request form, attach all relevant material, and return it to the Office Manager by email ( ) or hard copy (Rm. 2201, HPNP Complex). Please allow 10 business days for the completion of all requests unless otherwise indicated in the description of a specific service.

The Graduate Student Lounge in room 3233 in the HPNP complex is available specifically for graduate student use. The Graduate Student Lounge, which is open for the use of doctoral and master’s students during business hours, has a couch, a large table, and a number of study carrels. Lockers are available for day use, but students must provide their own locks. As with the rest of the HPNP complex, wireless access to the network is available.

General Writing Help:

Assistance for Advanced Written and Oral Communication Skills

  • The UF Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication offers advanced writing help (e.g. research proposals, journal articles, dissertations, STM—scientific, technical, and medical—publishing) via  fee-based workshops for faculty and students.  It is important to note that these workshops may be hosted by a college:
  • The Dial Center also offers free help for students and faculty who wish to hone their public speaking and presentation skills:

Assistance for ESL Students