The Microbiology & Cell Science Department is committed to and engaged in actively supporting diversity, inclusion and equity for all students, staff and faculty in our department, the greater IFAS and UF communities, and in our discipline worldwide. It is our strong belief that our department, our science and our lives in general are benefited greatly by fully including a wide variety of diverse backgrounds, opinions, life experiences and skills. We strive to go beyond non-discrimination; we work to actively promote diversity of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender preference, religion and socioeconomic background.
This is your department, and we need your help to make sure we are doing all we can to help make it a safe, welcoming and productive environment for everyone. Your anonymous feedback and suggestions are essential to our ongoing efforts.
What does diversity + inclusion mean to you?
We asked our students, and this is what they had to say:
This 'logo' image was created by an MCS student as a symbol representing our shared commitment to building and maintaining a department that actively supports diversity, inclusion and equity for all.
When you see this logo associated with an MCS webpage, course or other department material, it signifies our commitment to take diversity and inclusion seriously. Clicking on the logo image will take you directly to our anonymous feedback and suggestion form, so you can safely and anonymously alert us to any potential concerns. Thank you for helping us to make your department a place where our differences don't divide us but are our collective strength.
Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships in Microbiology & Cell Science
NSF Florida Pathways S-STEM Scholarships for Transfer Students in Microbiology & Cell Science.
UF McNair Scholarships
The McNair Scholars Program supports first-generation, low-income and students from groups historically underrepresented in graduate education.
Scholarship opportunities for existing and prospective UF students.
Study Abroad Diversity and Identity Scholarships
Students who are underrepresented in study abroad are encouraged to apply for the many scholarships intended specifically for them.
UF Graduate Diversity Fellowships
Funding opportunities offered by the UF Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives.
UF Women in Science and Engineering
UF student organization creating a thriving network of women at UF and hosting activities that foster personal and professional successes.
Black in Microbiology
Showcases the presence and accomplishments of Black microbiologists, connects Black microbiologists and their allies, provides a forum for discussing racial disparities in microbiology and supports the collective work of pursuing equity in academe, industry, government and beyond.
IFAS Diversity and Inclusion
Highlights major diversity, inclusion and equity efforts in the IFAS community.
UF Multicultural and Diversity Affairs
Celebrates and empowers diverse communities and advocates for an inclusive campus for all students across identities.
UF President's Inclusion and Engagement Initiative
UF President Fuchs' initiative to celebrate and promote diversity, inclusion and engagement across the Gator Nation.
University of Florida's website on anti-racism
The purpose of this site is to keep our community up-to-date on the work taking place at all levels across the university to understand our past, address racism and promote equity.