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CAS-ORS Humanities Project Completion Summer Stipend Program 

Application Submission Deadline: April 19, 2024 by 5:00 p.m. 

Overview. The CAS-ORS Humanities Project Completion Summer Stipend Program aims to stimulate new publications in the humanities by providing small awards to support the last stages of projects.  The program provides $10,000 over two consecutive months of research and writing with an expectation of project completion the following semester.  The CAS-ORS Humanities Project Completion Summer Stipend funds may be used to support recipients’ compensation, travel, publication costs and other costs related to the scholarly publication (see the application for allowable costs). 


  1. Applicants must be current tenured or tenure-earning faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  2. Scholarship in the humanities must fall within the broad definition established by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  3. The expected research project output is the publication of a new scholarly book, book chapter, or peer-reviewed journal article in the Humanities.
  4. Faculty must demonstrate that they will be able to complete the project during Summer/Fall 2024 and have not received a CAS-ORS Humanities Project Completion Summer Stipend award in the past year.
  5. Recipients of other internal awards for summer 2023 who have not provided a report on their grant activities will not be eligible.
  6. Applicants who have accepted other grants or awards for summer 2024 for the same scope of work are ineligible.
  7. CAS-ORS Humanities Project Completion Summer Stipend awards are intended to enhance research at and for USF. Faculty members who leave USF at the end of the year in which they receive notification of a grant cannot accept the funds and any funds already transferred must be returned to the college (e.g., grant is awarded in March 2024 for Summer 2024, after which the faculty member accepts a position elsewhere, to start Fall 2024).
  8. Any unused CAS-ORS Humanities Project Completion Summer Stipend award funds must be returned to CAS-ORS at the end of October, 2024. CAS URAs will be assisting in this audit and return process. Extensions may be granted on an individual basis.

Deadline and Submission. Completed applications should be submitted to by 5 p.m. April 19th, 2024

CAS research support requests

CAS may provide support special requests (i.e., small equipment acquisition, maintenance, repair or enhancement; and other special needs). Requests should be submitted to CAS-ORS and will be reviewed upon receipt.

Office of Research & Innovation (ORI) Internal Awards 

Interdisciplinary research award

USF Research & Innovation and the Research Council invite faculty to apply for the Interdisciplinary Research Award.  Complete Application on InfoReady,  Guidelines are located on the Internal Awards Program page at

Application Guidelines - 2024 

  • Applications Open: Monday, January 8, 2024
  • Applications Available:
  • Application Deadline: Friday, March 8th, at 5:00 PM.
  • Award Notifications:  One month following deadline.

Award Amounts

  • Collaborative Programs maximum award: $500,000 or 10% of the targeted external grant proposal amount, whichever is less; up to a 24-month grant period.
  • Infrastructure Investments maximum award: $500,000; up to a 24-month grant period 

Purpose and Overview 
Interdisciplinary Research Awards (IDRAs) are intended to promote creation of multi-PI programs, which involve faculty affiliated with different colleges and/or regional campus, enhance competitiveness for large program-project types of grants, and sustain shared state-of-the-art research infrastructure. These awards are designed to incentivize faculty to lead large-scale innovative interdisciplinary efforts that help enhance the excellence of USF research. Consequently, IDRAs should have quantifiable returns on investment in new grant dollars, increase research productivity, enhance degree programs, and promote attainment of other AAU/state metrics. Each IDRA funding request should be commensurate with the area targeted of research and the funding mechanism(s) to be pursued for sustaining the interdisciplinary program. 

See attached guidelines or go to for more details.

Other Internal Awards

Creating Research Experiences and Activities through Teaching Enhancements (CREATTE) - This program provides funding for the development of undergraduate research or creative activities within lower or upper-level undergraduate courses. Laboratory courses and capstone courses are not supported by the CREATTE initiative because they already incorporate research/projects and inquiry-based curriculum.

Corridor Matching Research Grants - The Florida High Tech Corridor Council is a regional economic development initiative with the mission to grow high tech industry and innovation through partnerships that support research, marketing, workforce, and entrepreneurship. The high technology focus areas of this initiative are based on key strengths of universities and include Agricultural Technology, Digital Media & Interactive Entertainment, Information Technology, Microelectronics & Nanotechnology, Optics & Photonics, Aviation & Aerospace, Financial Services, Life Sciences & Medical Technologies, Modeling, Simulation & Training, and Sustainable Energy. Funding will require a 2:1 cost match investment (soft/in-kind). Check with the Matching Grants Program Director for availability. 

Summer AIR Colloquium - Through the generosity of the Florida High Tech Corridor and USF Research & Innovation, the HIPUR office is pleased to announce the Summer AIR Colloquium. AIR stands for Arts and Interdisciplinary Research. The Summer AIR Colloquium will provide a unique opportunity for students to create and present their artistic and interdisciplinary research at the Colloquium that will be held July 28, 2023. Funds, which are available in variable amounts of $50 - $500, may be used to offset the cost of printing a 4' x 3' poster, to travel to research sites, or purchasing materials for their research. See details for application instructions and submission timelines

Research in Arts Scholarship - This scholarship provides funding to foster student passion for inquiry and discovery. Two essential elements comprise the RIAS Scholarship: financial support, and comprehensive training in research skills and professional development. Under the direction of faculty mentors and the Office of Undergraduate Research Program Directors, RIAS Scholars who participate in the USF School of Art and Art History's Summer Study Abroad Paris Program develop and produce research-based art projects from idea to installation. Check availability on the website and with the contact person(s)

Community Scholars Fellowship - This program supports undergraduate students conducting research that benefits, and is carried out in partnership with community organizations, nonprofits, or local government agencies. The program provides a stipend for a student who will carry out at least 150 hours of research over the course of a semester or a summer. The program also provides funding for research-related expenses and a stipend for the community partner, and if applicable, funding for a faculty "advisor". Check on availability on the website and with the contact person(s)

Humanities Institute Summer Grants - Each year the Humanities Institute awards up to ten, $5,000 grants to USF faculty to facilitate summer research. Funding for these awards is currently provided by the USF Office of Research and Innovation. Summer grant recipients have a long record of producing innovative and compelling research. Check on availability on the website and with the contact person(s).