Seed Funding

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Our world-class 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.


USF Research & Innovation Internal Awards Program

Conference Coordinator Grant – Awards up to $5,000, to be spent within 12 months, these funds are poised to support the coordination of a Conference hosted at USF Sarasota Manatee. This grant opportunity is provided in two cycles, Fall and Spring.
Guidelines (PDF)
Application (MS Word)

Creative Scholarship Grant – Awards up to $10,000, to be spent within 12 mos., the goal of this grant is to support programs that will result in research scholarship, or creation of a new work, or performance.  This is not exclusively an Arts & Humanities award, as all disciplines can be creative. This grant opportunity is provided in one cycle, Spring only.
Guidelines (PDF)
Application (MS Word)

Faculty International Travel Grant – Awards up to $2,500 per trip. This grant is event specific, providing faculty travel funds to present at major professional meetings or conferences outside the USA. Highest priority is given to faculty who are personally invited to give keynote speeches, plenary presentations, or other ‘major’ addresses, presentations, performances. Also considered is the event’s prestige and scope. This grant opportunity is provided in two cycles, Fall and Spring.
Guidelines (PDF)
Application (MS Word)

New Researcher Grants – Awards up to $10,000 to be spent within 12 mos., these grants are designed for early career faculty or those NEW to USF (employment within 4 years or less), and do not yet have established funding sources. The program’s goal is to help launch faculty research, scholarship, or artistic performance activities that will ultimately result in extramural funding. This grant opportunity is provided in two cycles, Fall and Spring.
Guidelines (PDF)
Application (MS Word)

Proposal Enhancement Grants – Awards up to $25,000, spent over 12 mos., these funds are designed to position federal proposals for competitive resubmission, increasing the probability of securing external funding. Applications must include federal proposal and peer review comments. This grant opportunity is provided in one cycles, Spring only.
Guidelines (PDF)
Application (MS Word) 


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 USFWorldEvents@usf.edu with “Event Funding Request” in the subject line.

Learn more about USF World resources.


ResearchOne

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.