The Tropical Conservation and Development (TCD) Program in the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida (UF) holds an annual competition for Graduate Assistantships to support Master’s and Doctoral level study in various disciplines. Awards cover tuition and stipend one academic year of study at UF, usually matched by a second year of support from the student’s department. The TCD Graduate Assistantship is provided to allow students to pursue a graduate degree at the University of Florida. TCD Graduate Assistantships are made possible by an endowment from the Ford Foundation and the State of Florida.