Research and Grants
UWF values research because it enriches the learning environment of our students, provides solutions to problems in our region, and contributes to the wellbeing of our community. Our researchers are committed to finding better ways to solve real problems. In fact, that is what is unique about UWF research - its applied focus and regional impact.
The UWF Research & Sponsored Programs help UWF researchers find funding opportunities, prepare grant proposals, and manage grant budgets and related audits. We oversee research compliance including the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Human Research Participants Protection, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and policies related to research misconduct and conflict of interest. Explore the resources on the UWF Research & Sponsored Programs website for a better appreciation of the importance of UWF research.
Graduate Student Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs offers the Graduate Student Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant. This is a competitive grant for creative and scholarly projects by graduate students in good standing at UWF. The purpose of the Graduate Student Research Awards is for funding to support research required for degree completion, independent projects or for travel for presentation at a conference.
Spring 2016 Graduate Student Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant
The Scholarly and Creative Activities Committee (SCAC) is pleased to announce the competition for Graduate Student Scholarly and Creative Activity Grants for the Spring 2016 semester. Graduate students in good standing may now submit applications for independent projects, conference travel or research required for degree completion. Grants of up to $1,500 may be given.
Guidelines and application forms are available now online. The application deadline is Friday, January 29, 2016 at 5 p.m., CST. Proposals not meeting formatting requirements or that are received after the deadline will be ineligible to compete for an award.
Past Award Recipients
Graduate Student Researcher Travel Award Program
The Graduate Student Researcher Travel Award Program is designed to provide funding support for graduate students and an accompanying faculty member who are presenting their research at professional conferences. Travel awards are up to $1,000 in value and each graduate student is allowed to request travel funds one (1) time per year with a maximum allowance of $2,000.