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Internal Funding Opportunities

Interested in internal funding opportunities? Look no further than the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. We are here to provide both faculty and students with the necessary funding resources to support research across all disciplines. Please review the upcoming internal funding opportunities and navigate to the associated applications below to apply.

UWF Florida Research Fellowship
Winter 2015
Call for Proposals:                   October 1, 2015
Submission Deadline:             December 31, 2015
Spring 2016
Call for Proposals:                   January 1, 2016
Submission Deadline:             March 31, 2016
Summer 2016
Call for Proposals:                   April 1, 2016
Submission Deadline:             June 30, 2016
Graduate Student Research Awards

Spring 2016
Call for Proposals:                   December 4, 2015
Submission Deadline:             January 29, 2016

Distinguished Research & Creative Activities Award
Call for Proposals:                   September 11, 2015
Submission Deadline:             January 15, 2016
Faculty SCAC Awards
Call for Proposals:                   January 22, 2016
Submission Deadline:             March 4, 2016

Undergraduate Project and Travel* Awards

Call for Proposals:                    Open
Submission Deadline:              November 16, 2015

*Travel Award applications can be submitted at any time at least two months prior to the date of travel

If you are interested in applying to the internal funding opportunities, please use the links below for direct access to the applications (you must be signed on to MyUWF to access the applications). Please note: do not submit an application until all documents, including required signatures are complete.  If you have questions or would like to request a 10 minute presentation for your graduate class, contact Katy Hendry, Senior Grant Specialist and SCAC/Internal Grants Coordinator, 850-474-2943. 
SCAC Application Guidelines
UWF Florida Research Fellowship Application
SCAC – Graduate Student Research Application
SCAC – Faculty Scholarly & Creative Activity Application
Undergraduate Project and Travel Awards

External Funding Opportunities

Please note that the list provided is not a comprehensive list of funding opportunities.  To find more opportunities please contact Research and Sponsored Programs.



DOE Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE): Juvenile Justice Reentry Education Program: Opening Doors to College and Careers through Career and Technical Education (Deadline: October 30, 2015)


NIH:  AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (Deadline: February 16, 2016)

NIH:  Exploratory and Developmental Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through Health Information Technology (Deadline: February 16, 2016)

Allen Foundation, Inc., for Human Nutrition (Deadline: December 31, 2015)

Gerber Foundation, Research Grants (Deadline: December 1, 2015 )

NIH/NICHD Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NICHD Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (Deadline: November 17, 2015)

NIH/NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research on Chronic Disease Prevention
(Deadline: December 16, 2015)

Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellows (Deadline: November 12, 2015)

NIH:  The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority Populations (Deadline:  February 5, 2016)

NIH:  Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) (Deadline:  February 25, 2016)

List of all NIH Funding Opportunities


NSF-15-528 – Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)  (Deadline: February 16, 2016)

NSF-15-504  Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)  (Deadline: January 13, 2016)

NSF-15-542 National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program (Deadline: February 22, 2016)

NSF-12-564 Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) (Deadline: November 04, 2016)

W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program (Deadline: May 2, 2016)

American Mathematical Society:  Centennial Research Fellowships in Mathematics (Deadline: December 1, 2015)

American Statistical Association: ASA/NSF/Census Bureau Research Fellow Program (Deadline: December 10, 2015)

National Physical Science Consortium:  Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences (Deadline: December 5, 2015)

NSF 15-536 Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science (Deadline: November 1, 2016)

NSF Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) (Deadline: December 1, 2015)

NSF Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination (Deadline: February 15, 2016)

NSF CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS) (Deadline: December 18, 2015) 

List of all NSF Funding Opportunities


Open Meadows Foundation Grants (Deadline: February 16, 2016)

Gannett Foundation Community Action Grants (Deadline:  February 28, 2016)

Grant Insights and Helpful Tips

Research and Sponsored Programs News 


GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Workshops

The following UWF Geodata Center workshops are aimed at UWF faculty, staff and graduate students who would like to use GIS or GeoSpatial technology for research or instruction.  

Fall 2015 Workshop Schedule

  • ArcGIS Basics - Friday 9 October 1-4 PM - UWF Library
  • ArcGIS Basics - Tuesday 20 October 2-5 PM - UWF Library
  • GPS Mapping - Friday 23 October 2-4 PM - Building 13 GIS Lab
  • Spatial Analysis (Intermediate ArcGIS) - Friday 12 November 2:30-5 PM - UWF Library
For more information or to register for a workshop visit the UWF Geodata Center website.

$1.5 Million Industry Research Matching Grant

Proposals are sought for partnership projects between UWF employees and high technology and advanced manufacturing industry members within the 16-county region of Northwest Florida.  The program is designed to increase opportunities for UWF students to gain hands-on industrial research experience and expand the research activities of industry partners by providing matching funds to leverage research collaborations between sponsors and UWF.  For more information and to apply for the program visit the UWF Office of Economic Development and Engagement website.  


Dr. Erica Jordan's and Dr. Justice Mbizo's Infant Mortality Project
In Escambia County, children born to minority parents are more than twice as likely as their white peers to die before their first birthday.  This divide – which mirrors national trends – has confounded researchers for decades. Experts say the gap can’t be explained by medical factors alone, which leads some to suspect social forces might also play a role.

A team of researchers from the University of West Florida is preparing to embark on a project aimed at teasing out those hidden forces. The project, funded by the Florida Department of Health, is one part of a multi-phase initiative called “Attack Infant Mortality,” or AIM Escambia.  Read more on the CREO website.


Office of Undergraduate Research
  • October 2nd, 1-3 p.m.Undergraduate Research as a High Impact Practice Workshop
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  • "Like" the OUR Facebook Page
  • The OUR Explorers Program is pilot program debuting in the Spring 2016 semester. Students will have the opportunity to work with a faculty mentor to learn the ins-and-outs of research. Stay tuned for more information! 
Post-Doctoral Research Appointments
CREO has obtained funding sufficient to support 25 postdocs for a period of two (2) years.  CREO intends to pay 60% of the cost, Academic Affairs will pay 20%, and the college will pay 20%.  If you are interested in applying for a postdoc, please contact your department chair for more details.  


Equipment Purchase Internal Funding Opportunities
This new internal incentive helps support research efforts at UWF by providing funds for equipment purchases (i.e., scientific equipment, lab equipment, or any other equipment intended for research support). The total cost of the purchase is split 33.3% each by CREO, the college, and Academic Affairs.
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