Submission & Evaluation
Proposals for USF Research Grants for Understanding and Addressing Blackness and Anti-Black Racism in our Local, National, and International Communities may be submitted by tenured/tenure-track, full-time research faculty members, and instructors or administrators with research assignments at USF. Please read the Request for Proposals thoroughly for application instructions. Eligible proposals must include a Biosketch for each PI, Co-PI, and Co-I. The proposal will also provide a coherent plan of research intended to be pursued during the project, a statement of anticipated outcomes, and an itemized budget. A support letter from the community or corporate partner provided should also describe how the partner will support and collaborate with the PIs on the project and use the research to benefit the Black community.
A limited number of proposals will be funded upon evaluation of the submissions based on the following criteria: potential impact of proposed work, research/scholarly record of the USF faculty member, alignment with mentorship opportunities of Black postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and/or staff members, promotion of transdisciplinary collaboration, demonstration of ongoing and significant community collaboration, and the capacity to leverage external funding, scholarly activity, and/or sustained community engagement.