Research & Sponsored Programs

Welcome to UWF Research and Sponsored Programs!

Faculty at the University of West Florida are active scholars and researchers. UWF values research because it enriches the learning environment of our students, provides solutions to problems in our region, and contributes to the well-being of our community.


Current Awards

September 2014 awards

09/09/2014 Mr. Michael Myhre, Director of SBDC State Director's Office Network, Florida, received an additional $90,000 from the US Small Business Administration for the project Veteran's Business Outreach (Option Yr. 4). These additional funds will be used for marketing and advertising, "Boots to Business" delivery, temporary staffing and training events. This additional funding will strengthen the delivery of services to our Veteran's. Contact Mr. Myhre at 850-473-7802 or mmyhre@uwf.edu for more information.

09/09/2014 Mr. Michael Myhre, Director of SBDC State Director's Office Network, Florida, received an additional $150,000 from the Defense Logistics Agency for the project Procurement Technical Assistance 2014-2015 (additional funds). Contact Mr. Myhre at 850-473-7802 or mmyhre@uwf.edu for more information.

09/12/2014 Dr. Erica Jordan, Assistant Professor of Psychology, received $10,479 from the Florida Department of Health (Escambia County) for the project Attack Infant Mortality (AIM) Phase III Community Stress Assessment. The overarching goal of the AIM project is to address infant mortality disparities in Escambia County. This will be accomplished through the following strategies: 1) conducting an assessment of the psychosocial and health experiences of young women (between the ages of 18 and 40) in Escambia County; 2) training 100 community peer health educators who live or work in the 32505 ZIP code of Escambia County with persistently high infant mortality rates; 3) creating awareness about the issue of infant mortality disparity by partnering with community stakeholders in the high-risk ZIP code, and 4) by implementing a targeted marketing campaign. During the assessment period, it may be necessary to adjust the specific aims of this project. However, the objectives of assessing the experiences of young adult women, training community peer educators, and creating awareness about infant mortality disparity will be achieved. Specifically, the University of West Florida (UWF) and the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-EC) would partner to provide the following: 1)Community Stress Assessment: An evaluation of psychosocial factors and a summary of physical health factors that may lead to increased risk of infant mortality; 2) AIM Training: Training sessions held in the 32505 ZIP code for young adult peer health educators who live or work in the area; and 3)AIM Campaign: A targeted marketing campaign highlighting preventable risk factors related to infant mortality disparities and marketing events with African American professional, faith-based, and community groups in the 32505 ZIP code. Contact Dr. Jordan at 850-474-2689 or ejordan@uwf.edu for more information.



Award Archive


UWF chemistry faculty receive $930k National Institute of Health Grant

Research Spotlight

UWF chemistry faculty receive $930k National Institute of Health Grant

The University of West Florida was recently selected to receive a National Institute of Health (NIH) grant totaling approximately $930,000, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Karen Molek, assistant professor and director of Chemistry Scholars, and Dr. Michael Huggins, professor and interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The award money will be distributed over the next five years.

UWF was awarded the Maximizing Access to Research Career Programs through Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research, or MARC U-STAR, grant to provide support for underrepresented undergraduate students pursuing PhD or MD/PhD degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. Learn more


New Feature: RSP Issues Weekly Funding Announcement Lists

Did you know that RSP now provides a weekly list of upcoming funding opportunities? Each week, our website is updated to include an easy-to-read list of new grant announcements. The key words provided with each announcement make finding your perfect opportunity easy, and the list contains direct links to all opportunities.

You can subscribe to receive the updated list each week or you can view the latest list, and archives, at anytime by visiting RSP's External Funding webpage.

Graduate Student Research Award Applications Now Available

The Scholarly and Creative Activities Committee (SCAC) is pleased to announce the competition for Graduate Student Scholarly and Creative Activity Grants for the Fall 2014 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 $1,000 may be given.

Guidelines and application forms are available now online. The application deadline is 5:00 P.M., CST, October 3, 2014. Proposals not meeting formatting requirements or that are received after the deadline will be ineligible to compete for an award. Questions should be directed to Research and Sponsored Programs at 857-6378, scac@uwf.edu, or visit us in Building 11, Room 110. 

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