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.
The University of Florida has launched a major initiative to engage intellectual interest in AI with the objective of becoming a national leader in AI research and education. As part of this initiative, the AI research catalyst fund is intended to jump start research and collaboration in AI and promote the use of UF’s new computing infrastructure.
Call for Proposals: UF Research Artificial Intelligence Research Catalyst Fund RFP
|PI Last Name||PI First Name||Title||College|
|Azad||Hassan||Application of Machine Learning in the Prediction and Modeling||DCP|
|Barmpoutis||Angelos||AI-driven Movement Classification and Analysis across Clinical and Cultural Application Areas||COTA|
|Chen||Huan||Fairness in Information Access through Culturally Competent AI Systems||CJC|
|Fang||Ruogu||VCA-DNN: Neuroscience-Inspired Artificial Intelligence for Visual Emotion Recognition||HWCOE|
|Glenn||Alina||Parasitic Nematode Identification with Deep Learning||HWCOE|
|Huffaker||Ray||Symbiosis of machine learning, nonlinear time series analysis, and novel supercomputing to reconstruct soil-biome nonlinear dynamics from field and remote-sensing large data||IFAS|
|Liu||Hongcheng||A New Stochastic Gradient Algorithmic Paradigm for Training Massive AI Models in Network-Wide Traffic Anomaly Warning||HWCOE|
|Li||Chenglong||A Machine Learning Approach to Drug Hit Optimization||COP|
|Lu||Qing||A Kernel Neural Network for High-dimensional Genomic Risk Prediction||PHHP|
|Nino||Juan Claudio||AI-Enabled Imaging Biomarker Identification for Early Detection and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease||HWCOE|
|Odegaard||Brian||Combining Deep Neural Networks and Large-Scale Brain Data to Predict Human Cognition and Behavior||CLAS|
|Ozrazgat Baslanti||Tezcan||The Artificial Intelligence learns optimal treatment strategies for hypotension in surgery.||MED-GNV|
|Saxena||Shreya||Artificial neural networks meet biological neural networks: designing personalized stimulation for the data-driven control of neural dynamics||HWCOE|
|Stucky||Brian||Using AI to uncover decades of global ecological change||FLMNH|
|Subhash||Ghatu||AI-assisted accelerated discovery of novel materials for ballistic applications||HWCOE|
|Tepe||Emre||Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Land-Use Changes Using Big Data||DCP|
|Triplett||Eric||Deep learning prediction of autoimmune disease from early childhood gut microbiome composition.||IFAS|
|Wanli||Fair AI Responding to Online Education “FAIR_EDU”||Education|
|Weisberg||Steven||What mind matters? Machine learning approaches to linking structural variation in the brain to individual differences in spatial behavior||CLAS|
|Zhao||Xilei||Real-Time Management of Micromobility Services for Smart Cities||HWCOE|
Supports research and scholarship that will inform understanding of the Black experience, racial justice, diversity, equity and inclusion on campus and beyond.
View the 2020 Call for Proposals here.
|Sharon Austin||CLAS||OR-DRDP-ARJ2020: Recruitment, Retention, of Black Faculty|
|Azra Bihorac||COM||OR-DRPD-ARJ2020: Identifying and preventing implicit bias among clinical research workforce to address racial disparities in clinical trials in obesity, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart and kidney diseases at University of Florida|
|Michael Bowie||College of Vet Med||OR-DRPD-ARJ2020: Collegiate and National Investigation of Factors Contributing to the Lack of Black Representation at All Levels in Veterinary Medicine|
|David Canton||CLAS||Research, Education and Transformation: Furthering Investigation of the University of Florida and its Legacies to Indigenous Removal and Slavery|
|Brenda Chalfin||CLAS||OR-DRDP-ARJ2020: Black Students Sharing Stories for an Equitable UF|
|Ellen Davis||CLAS||OR-DRPD-ARJ2020: Cultivating equity in STEM classrooms at UF: A multidisciplinary collaboration to create a training course in inclusive, antiracist teaching practices for Learning Assistants (LAs) in STEM courses|
|Karen Hicklin||HWCOE||OR-DRPD-ARJ2020: Engineering while Black: Exploring the Experiences of Black|
|Erica McCray||Education||OR-DRPD-ARJ2020: MARC|
|Duane Mitchell||COM||OR-DRPD-ARJ2020 Amplifying Voices of Black Biomedical Professionals: UF Listens to Stories of Struggle and Thriving|
|Katheryn Russell-Brown||Law||OR-DRPD-ARJ2020: Building Faculty Capacity to Develop Curriculum on Racial Justice Related to the Black Experience: A Mixed-Methods Study|
|Travis Smith||Education||OR-DRPD-ARJ2020: “We Are UF Too: Exploring The Experiences of Black Graduate Students”|
|Ryan Travis||COTA||OR-DRPD-ARJ2020: Theatre as Healing and Reconciliation|
|Kimberly Wiley||IFAS||OR-DRDP-ARJ2020: Centralizing Black Students’ Voices During UF’s Crisis Response to COVID-19 and the BLM Movement|
|Patricia Xirau-Probert||Dentistry||OR-DRPD-ARJ2020: Keys to success in the Health Sciences, an interdisciplinary black student cohort program across the UF Health Science Center|
Annual seed grant program that targets interdisciplinary, faculty-initiated research initiatives with potential for extramural support
Supports new projects and/or new collaborative partnerships
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:
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.
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 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.
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.