New Initiative Designed for your Research Needs!
What is the UWF Florida Research Fellow Award Program?
One of the programmatic initiatives the Center for Research and Economic Opportunity (CREO) intends to fund is the UWF Florida Research Fellow Award Program. Funding is available to support this award over a three-year period and individual awards are for a period of twelve (12) consecutive months. Prior recipients may reapply in subsequent years.
As many as eight or more concurrent Florida Research Fellow awards will be made to support faculty to pursue applied research projects. The competitive award process is open to any full-time UWF faculty member and applications are encouraged from all disciplines. While all projects are welcome, applied research projects in the areas of workforce development, early childhood education, and minority community economic attainment are particularly encouraged.
The award consists of a $6,000 annual research and professional development support fund plus up to 1,000 hours of funded graduate research assistant time. Any unused seed and student support funding will be returned to the Florida Research Fellow award pool at the end of the twelve (12) month period.
How to Apply
Faculty interested in applying for the Florida Research Fellow award should submit a proposal describing the research project and specific activities to be completed during the award period using the electronic application which can be found on the Florida Research Fellow Award Program page.
Applicants must agree to submit three (3) quarterly reports and a final report describing research progress and results, with such results being appropriate for dissemination to the larger Northwest Florida community. The first submission deadline is quickly approaching, if you are interested in apply, please add the September 30th deadline to your calendar!
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is truly excited about this initiative and are here to serve and support you! If you have questions, concerns, or want more information about this program, please contact Katy Hendry.