UNF Foundation Board Initiatives

Faculty Grants

 2017 - 2018



The UNF Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt entity that provides financial support and counsel to the University and enables it to achieve critical elements of its mission.  As such, each year the UNF Foundation Board designates a portion of their budget to fund the Faculty Grants Initiative.  This year the Foundation Board will be able to award $75,000 to faculty projects. The Foundation Board welcomes proposals from all UNF teaching faculty (tenured or tenure-earning faculty, lecturers, or instructors). To apply for grant funding, see the criteria and application timeline below.  


For questions about the Faculty Grants Initiatives, contact the office of Donor Engagement and Stewardship at (904) 620-2104. 




Successful proposals will describe research or special projects that will accomplish one or more of the following goals. 


  • An academic and/or research project that might lead to a significant advancement in its field, merit publication or production and enhance the quality of learning and the reputation of the University of North Florida.

  • A unique transformational learning opportunity that advances the strategic priorities of the faculty member’s department. 

  • The positive impact of the project on the communities of Northeast Florida.

  • The efficient use of funds and return on investment projected, and a high level of involvement of UNF students.


 Letter of Interest Application

Letter of Interest Application


2017 - 2018 Timeline

September 28, 2017 – Open House at 1:00 p.m. in the Student Union. Faculty are invited to meet a group of Foundation Board Grants Committee members to discuss the proposal process.
November 2, 2017 – deadline for submission of one-page Letter of Interest Application to the submitting faculty's respective dean’s office.  
December 5, 2017 – The Committee will meet with deans to discuss the Letter of Interest Applications.
January 18, 2018 – The Committee will meet to select faculty to advance in the grant process. Faculty will be notified shortly after.
February 21, 2018 – deadline for submission of full proposals to faculty's respective dean’s office. In addition, full proposals should be emailed to Kelly Gates, Dir. of Donor Engagement and Stewardship, at Kelly.gates@unf.edu.
 March 12, 2018 – The Committee will hear presentations from faculty finalists.  Visuals and power points may be utilized. The full UNF Foundation Board will vote to approve the Committee’s recommendations for Board Initiative funding.
July-August, 2018 – funding will be disbursed into accounts and faculty will launch their projects during the new academic year.  

Previously Funded Faculty Projects


Previously Funded Faculty Projects