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Internal Award Opportunities

College of Arts & Sciences (CAS)

In cooperation with the CAS Faculty Development Committee, the CAS Internal Awards Program supports the research and scholarship goals of CAS faculty and traditionally includes the following:

CAS-ORS Conference Travel Program (see eligibility)

* Note: While the 2023 Spring CAS-ORS Conference Support Program Deadline has expired, we intend to continue this Program in subsequent years, depending on available funding. We look forward to seeing your application in future calls.   

Overview. The CAS-ORS Conference Travel Program funds CAS faculty who are presenting research or research related scholarly activities at an academic conference (either in person or virtually). Faculty may request up to $750 for in person travel or $200 for virtual registration.

Eligibility. Eligible applicants from ONE USF (Tampa campus, St. Petersburg campus, Sarasota-Manatee campus) must satisfy all of the following: 

  1. Be tenured, tenure-track, CAS Research faculty, or CAS Permanent Faculty with approved research activity,
  2. Be presenting research or research-related scholarly activities, i.e., paper, poster, invited talk, etc., and,
  3. Not be a CAS-ORS internal award recipient in the last 12 months. 

Application & Submission. Following a call for submissions, eligible faculty will complete an uploaded CAS-ORS Faculty Conference Travel Program Application and submit to Dr. Carissa Vetromile at 


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 

ORI announces its internal award schedule early in the Spring & Fall semesters. Previous ORI Internal Awards have included:

  • Conference Support Grant (CONF)
  • Creative Scholarship Grant (CSG)
  • Proposal Enhancement Grants (PEG)
  • Faculty International Travel Grant (FITG)
  • New Researchers Grant (NRG)
  • ResearchOne event funding 

Visit the ORI site for further details as well as other internal awards offered throughout the university.

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).