Danfoss will fund scholarships and provide research opportunities for faculty and students at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, the joint engineering institution for Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Florida State University (FSU).
The five-year agreement establishes the eponymous fund with a $750,000 commitment from Danfoss. Each academic year, the fund will award multiple grants — expected to be around 10 per year — to undergraduate and graduate students from either university at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Undergraduate fellowships will focus on first- or second-year engineering students with a focus on first-generation college students or those who belong to an underrepresented group.
In addition, the fund will support graduate research fellows and faculty fellows each year who are engaged in research that is of interest to Danfoss. Fellows will collaborate with selected students at the University of Southern Denmark on graduate research projects. The students will likely spend time at each other’s campus, with support from Danfoss and the fund.