Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Awards


To support research or creative activities of faculty members at the University of West Florida. Research and creative activities will be broadly interpreted; therefore, a wide range of activities can be supported. Faculty members are encouraged to submit proposals for projects that have the potential to produce externally funded support.


Full-time (non-visiting) faculty

Note: Due to resource limitations, the awarding of these grants is competitive. The University intends to achieve the broadest possible impact with the funds available. Therefore, some applications recommended for funding may only receive partial support. Faculty should explore other sources of funding above and beyond the SCAC awards by contacting Research and Sponsored Programs to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

Award Details

Total Award Value Up to $2,000

Guidelines and Instructions

Application Procedures & Guidelines‌ (PDF)


Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Award Signature Page‌ (PDF)

Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Review Criteria and Scoring Form (PDF)

Submission Links

Apply here using the new electronic application! - Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Award Application

Electronic Report Submission Forms

Submit your final report using the new electronic form - Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Award Final Report Submission

Post-Award Resources

Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Award Responsibilities (PDF) 

Faculty Scholarly & Creative Activity Committee Award Recipients

The committee is so proud of the research and accomplishments of our faculty; we encourage you to view all of the past award recipients: Faculty SCAC Award Recipients

Calendar of Events

Faculty Research and Creative Activity Awards
Call for Proposals:
Friday, January 22, 2016
Submission Deadline for Awards:
Friday, March 4, 2016 at 5:00 PM CST
SCAC Awards Decision Meeting:
Friday, April 8, 2016

Recent Award Winners

RecipientDepartmentProject Title
Helena Allman Marketing and Economics How Do Firm Capabilities Influence Foreign Market Entry: The Case of Southeastern Exporters
Toby Daly-Engel Biology A Fishery-Independent Longline Survey of Shark Abundance, Diversity, and Essential Habitat in the Pensacola Bay Region
Philip Darby Biology Northwest Florida Winter Waterfowl Survey
Jeff Eble CEDB Distribution and Abundance of Invasive Lionfish in Pensacola Bay and Santa Rosa Sound
Ezhil Kalaimannan Computer Science Smart Device Forensics- Acquisition, Analysis and Interpretation of Digital Evidences in a Forensically Sound Manner
Youngil Lee Exercise Science & Community Health Discovery of Exercise-Induced Autophagy Signaling
Vanessa Rainey Psychology Identification and Specification of Executive Function Deficits in Disparate Socioeconomic Status Levels
David Ramsey Government The Papers of Roger Brooke Taney
Arun Timothy Royappa Chemistry An Efficient New Approach to the Synthesis of Copper(I) Carboxylates
Jamie Snyder Criminal Justice Police Body-Worn Cameras: Officer and Citizen Perceptions
Carla Thompson Research & Advanced Studies Research Integrity and Community Engaged Research: Grant Proposal to ORI/DHHS for Hosting a Research Integrity Conference at UWF
Kellie O’Dare Wilson Social Work The Paradox of Obesity in the Food Desert: An Examination of Low Food Access and High Body Mass Index