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    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Internal Awards Program is to foster excellence in research and scholarship by USF System faculty and support activities aimed at securing extramural funding. In the allocation of funds across program categories, the highest priority is given to initiatives aimed at funding activities likely to enable leveraging for additional extramural funding and initiatives aimed at scholarly activities for which availability of extramural funding is extremely limited.

    The Selection Process for Research/Scholarship Grants: How it Works

    The Internal Awards Program is administered through USF Research & Innovation and Sponsored Research. The Call for Proposals, released during the fall and spring, requests applications and details the available grant types and time frame of each competitive cycle. The grant cycles are posted simultaneously on the IAP website. A number of USF System faculty, across multiple disciplines, serves as proposal reviewers for this peer review process. The grant programs, Creative Scholarship, New Researcher, and Proposal Enhancement, may fund pilot, draft or preliminary studies/projects that will lead to published research/scholarship; however, the ultimate aim is to launch productive programs of research that will result in successful grant proposals to agencies and/or foundations to support research at USF.

    1. Guidelines
    2. Proposal Writing Resources
    3. Contacts      
    4. Prior Internal Award Recipients   
    5. Related USF Policies & Procedures    
    6. Internal Award Manuals & Forms


    (Applications Available Date of Call)

    Internal Awards Competition Schedule 2019-2020 (PDF)

    Conference Support Grant - Cycle 1
    Submission Deadline: October 21, 2019
    Conference Support Grant Guidelines (PDF)
    Conference Support Grant Application Checklist (MS Word)

    Creative Scholarship Grant
    Submission Deadline: March 2, 2020
    Creative Scholarship Grant Guidelines (PDF)

    Faculty International Travel Grant - Cycle 1
    Submission Deadline: October 21, 2019
    Faculty International Travel Grant Guidelines (PDF)
    Faculty International Travel Grant Application Checklist (MS Word)

    New Researcher Grant
    Submission Deadline: March 2, 2020
    New Researcher Grant Guidelines (PDF)

    Proposal Enhancements Grant
    Submission Deadline: March 16, 2020
    Proposal Enhancements Grant Guidelines (PDF)

    Proposal Writing Resources

    • FacultyOne-Stop - Academy of Certified Research Administrators at USF
    • - NIH Website
    • - NIH Website
    • - NIH Insights on YouTube


    Prior Internal Award Recipients

    Related USF Policies & Procedures

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    Internal Award Manuals & Forms

    Conference Support

    Creative Scholarship

    Faculty International Travel

    New Researcher

    Proposal Enhancement

    Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award

    Excellence in Innovation Award for period of January 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019 (18 months)