Sponsored Research

Internal Awards Program

Mission Statement

The mission of the Internal Awards Program is to foster excellence in research and scholarship by USF faculty and support activities aimed at securing extramural funding. In the allocation of funds across program categories, the highest priority is given to initiatives aimed at funding activities likely to enable leveraging for additional extramural funding and initiatives aimed at scholarly activities for which availability of extramural funding is extremely limited.

The Selection Process for Research/Scholarship Grants: How it Works

The Internal Awards Program is administered through USF Research & Innovation and Sponsored Research. The Call for Proposals, released during the fall and spring, requests applications and details the available grant types and time frame of each competitive cycle. The grant cycles are posted simultaneously on the IAP website. A number of USF faculty, across multiple disciplines, serves as proposal reviewers for this peer review process. The grant programs, Creative Scholarship, New Research, and Proposal Enhancement, may fund pilot, draft or preliminary studies/projects that will lead to published research/scholarship; however, the ultimate aim is to launch productive programs of research that will result in successful grant proposals to agencies and/or foundations to support research at USF.

Guidelines and Applications

Internal Awards Competition Schedule 2022-2023 (PDF)

Proposal Writing Resources


Prior Internal Award Recipients

Related USF Policies & Procedures

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Internal Award Manuals & Forms

Conference Support Grant

Creative Scholarship Grant

Faculty International Travel Grant 

New Research Grant

Proposal Enhancement Grant

Research & Innovation Awards

2023 Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award
For Achievements in Calendar Year 2022
Nominations open March 16, 2023, and close at 5 p.m. on April 12, 2023
Call for Nominations and Nominations Guidelines (PDF)
Online Nomination Form

Excellence in Innovation Award
For period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 (FY 2023)
Nominations will open November 2023