Since 1984, FEF has developed and implemented innovative programs and employed non-traditional approaches that enhance outcomes across various educational levels.



Our Programs

McKnight Doctoral Fellowships

With funding, counseling and professional development, the program supports selected students pursuing Ph.D's at 9 Florida universities. Since 1984, 753 Fellows (89%) have earned doctorates.

Dissertation Fellowships

The program provides up to one year of funding, counseling and professional development to selected Florida Ph.D. students working to complete dissertations in STEM disciplines.

Junior Faculty Fellowships

The program helps advance selected junior faculty members at Florida colleges and universities by supporting one-year sabbaticals during which they work towards tenure and promotion.

Centers of Excellence

This multifaceted statewide pre-college program prepares and motivates students to pursue and succeed in higher education.

SAT Preparation Camps

These for-credit summer programs prepare high school students for standardized tests, higher education, and careers.

FEF CodeMasters

These programs teach students to code and links them with STEM mentors; prepares coders for industry certification; and trains coding instructors.



News + Events

2020 State Brain Bowl Scholarship Competitions and Pre-College Summit


Come cheer on the 39 regional History, Math and Coding teams registered to compete in FEF's 2020 State Brain Bowl Championships and participate in the annual Florida Pre-College Summit. March 20-21, Tampa. POSTPONED: Learn More.


Outstanding Alumna Dr. Candice Ulmer


Meet outstanding MDF alumna Dr. Candice Ulmer, learn about our summer 2019 expanded coding projects, and read about other news at the FEF. See the most recent edition of the semi-annual FEF Focus.


McKnight Fellows' Mid-Year Research & Writing Conference


65 of FEF's Doctoral and Dissertation Fellows presented their research to panels of expert discussants in their fields at our February 2020 Mid-Year Fellows' Meeting. Read their research abstracts.