Global Academic Partners

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be reviewed by an evaluation panel of USF faculty appointed by USF World. The panel may choose to consult with College Deans, the GAP Liaisons and the partner Co-PI's university administration as they assess each proposal. All panel decisions are final.

Application competitiveness is strengthened by documentation of the following:

PIs should limit the introduction background section of project descriptions to approximately one page in order to allow more space for a fuller discussion of the core of the project. The remainder should be used to describe plans to produce valid, reliable, publishable, and fundable results.

Additional Recommendations for Composers/Artists/Writers

The results of your project should add to the body of art/literature in a way that specifically documents its dissemination into the field and impact on the field. Your project description should be clear about:

Grants awarded are cost reimbursable. Those applicants awarded will have until June 30, 2013 to use the funds.

Final Report

Within three months of the completion of the grant period and before September 30, 2013, the PI must submit a Final Report to the Associate Vice President for Global Academic Programs and the Assistant Vice President for Research, Innovation and Global  Affairs summarizing the project and work completed, and listing all personnel funded by this grant. That report must include copies of research proposals submitted for external funding, or manuscripts submitted for publication or creative activity that was presented. Any additions to the USF curriculum and  academic enterprise as a result of a GAP award such as a co-taught syllabus or international study abroad materials, or performance schedule should also be included. Successful awardees may also be asked to serve on the selection committee for future rounds of the GAP Award.

Allowable Costs

GAP funds will be disbursed straight to the  faculty department(s). Costs can include travel for the applicant(s) to conduct  the project (justification and documentation are required) and/or travel for the Global Academic Partners to come to USF to continue to work together. However, funding from this grant cannot be used to supplement regular salary over 100% - extra compensation is not allowed.

Contact Information

Further questions should be addressed to