The USFSM Internal Awards Program for 2017-18 has now closed. Stay tuned for program announcement for 2018-19 in the Fall.

Our faculty continues to make a positive impact in the lives of our students and our local and international communities through breakthrough research. Take a look at the funding opportunities below and make sure to check back each semester for updates.

The USFSM Internal Awards program is activating research on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus

Faculty response to the inaugural USFSM Internal Awards Program has been very positive with exciting projects from all four colleges, 31 of the 84 faculty (37%) participated. The areas of support included: applied biology, cybersecurity, bio-transformed yeast compounds, human trafficking, technology enhanced classroom management, veteran reintegration, refugee resettlement, understanding the fear America’s fear of terrorism.

Measurable Return on Investment 

This Internal Awards Program is designed to support USFSM faculty in their research and scholarship goals. A benefit of this formalized support is that the program participation demonstrates the capacity and enthusiasm for research activity on our campus. As we build a robust research enterprise at USFSM, this program will help cultivate strong grantsmanship skills and provide an invaluable opportunity for service on peer review panels.


USF World International Resources

Event Funding – To further USF’s strategic goal to encourage international engagement and research, USF World offers contributing funds to support select faculty-directed events. Event funds are primarily dedicated as a faculty resource, however, student organizations may receive funding under exceptional circumstances and with faculty endorsement. Complete this Event Funding Application Form. Include additional pages describing the event as necessary. Submit supporting documentation as separate attachments. Email the completed Event Funding Application Form and the supporting documentation to with “Event Funding Request” in the subject line.

Learn more about USF World resources


ResearchOne is the brand used by USF Research & Innovation to promote research-related activities and events that showcase the work of our researchers throughout the USF System. We want to help you promote your ResearchOne events. Research & Innovation, in collaboration with our ResearchOne sponsors, is offering the opportunity to apply for limited funding from $100 to $1,000 for research-related events held at a USF venue.  Apply for funding by completing 2-part ONLINE APPLICATION at least 60 days prior to the date of your event. Funding is limited so make sure to apply early.