Internal Funding


UF Research Foundation Professorships

These awards annually recognize faculty research contributions and provide incentives for continued excellence in research. Each Professorship is awarded for a three-year period and includes a $5,000 annual salary supplement and a $3,000 research grant. Associate and Full Professors who are tenured and who have been on the UF faculty for at least five years are eligible to be nominated by their department chairs. Recipients of the Professorship are selected by their colleges. For more information visit the UF Research Foundation page.

Research Opportunity Seed Fund

Annual seed grant program that targets interdisciplinary, faculty-initiated research initiatives with potential for extramural support

Supports new projects and/or new collaborative partnerships

UF Research announced the 2020 Research Opportunity Seed Fund Competition on October 2, 2019, via the Funding Opportunities page.

Space Research Initiative (SRI Seed Fund)

Research, development, demonstration, and project preparation proposals to the Space Research Initiative (SRI) requested by the Florida Space Institute (FSI) to support two categories of proposals: 

  1. UF-only or joint UF-UCF projects of one year or shorter duration in any area of space-related research and development
  2. UF led proposals with projects co-funded by members of Florida’s Aerospace Industry

Internal Support Programs for Faculty by Unit

The UF Internal Funding Opportunities document includes a variety of internal funding support programs, sponsored by individual units at UF. These programs are coordinated by the units, who oversee the selection and award process. Please contact the units directly with any specific questions related to these programs. 

Graduate Student Travel Funds

Highest priority will be given to doctoral level students and students in other terminal degree programs who are invited to give major talks, are in their final year of their programs and are presenting work at a national meeting, or have a unique research or collaborative opportunity at an off-site location. These one-time awards are limited to $400 per trip and require a dollar for dollar match from the college and/or department. Review the Graduate Student Request for Travel Funds to access the guidelines and forms. Requests should be submitted a minimum of one month in advance of the desired travel date.

Graduate Student Council Travel Grants

Graduate Student Council Travel Grants are reimbursement-based grants may be used to cover travel-related expenses for presenting research or participating in professional development at a professional conference. Reimbursement may cover conference registration, transportation, and lodging, but not food, entertainment, or purchases made on department Pcards. Grants are provided to half-fund travel, so your expenses must be twice as much as the amount requested. The maximum grant is $350. For more information, including departmental eligibility, please visit the Graduate Student Council website.

Grinter Fellowships

The prestigious Grinter Fellowships that honor Dr. Linton E. Grinter—long-time dean of the UF Graduate School and champion of quality graduate programs, faculty and students—are used by UF colleges to recruit the highest quality graduate students to the University of Florida. UF Research provides funding annually for Grinter Fellows in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Health Science Center colleges and the Colleges of Architecture, Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts, Health and Human Performance, and Journalism and Communications. For more information, please contact the Graduate School.