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Graduate Research Grant

The UNF Graduate School offers a limited number of grants each semester to graduate students pursuing experiences that are potentially transformative, both for advancing their scholarship and creativity and for expanding their future career opportunities. 

 Students submitting applications may apply for a maximum of $1000 in one of two categories listed below:

  1. Funding for research, creative activities, or training/clinical experience. Examples of appropriate expenditures include travel for research; expenses for an unpaid internship; and purchase of supplies, equipment, or data sets considered important for scholarly or creative work.
  2. Funding for disseminating the results of research. Examples of appropriate expenditures include article processing fees or subventions; registration and travel for presenting a paper or poster at a professional conference; costs for musical performances and recordings.


To be eligible for the grant, applicants must meet all of the following requirements when they apply, and maintain them during the semester in which the grant funds are disbursed:  

  • Completion of at least 6 credit hours in their program of study.
  • Good Academic Standing, with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Enrollment in at least one (1) credit hour (audited coursework will not count towards this requirement) during the term in which the grant will be awarded.
  • Effective for new applications after November 20, 2023: Commit to presenting at one of the UNF student research events U-GLIDE (December), SOARS (April), or ARISE (July); or submit to publish in the UNF PANDION journal. Exceptions may be granted on a case by case basis for students who are graduating or have another extenuating circumstance. Exceptions must be obtained from the Graduate School in writing after applying for the research grant.
  • Submit proof of the activity with the application, e.g., proof of being accepted to present at a conference or research/creative proposal for a specified activity, in addition to a list of estimated expenses and your submission to present/publish at one of the above options.


Application & Deadline

To be considered for the grant, the application and supporting documentation must be submitted by the posted deadline. This grant is awarded on a first come, first service basis. Funding is limited and applications may close prior to the deadline. Applications for the current term and subsequent term may be submitted on or after the first day of classes of the current term.

  • The grant application is submitted using Online Forms in myWings:
    1. Click on "Student" under "My Resources";
    2. Select "Banner Self Service" under "Student Resources";
    3. Click on Online Forms;
    4. Select the appropriate application under Graduate School.
      • Please monitor your award application by clicking Online Form Status.
  • Submitted no sooner than the start date of the term immediately prior to the term in which the activity will take place. Applications may also be submitted during the term in which the activity will take place, so long as it is before the deadline and funding is still available. 
  • Received no later than the deadline for the term in which the grant will awarded.

Important Dates:

  • Spring 2024 application deadline: April 19, 2024
  • Summer 2024 application deadline: July 19, 2024



  • If you are unsure if an activity qualifies under this grant, please email to verify prior to submitting your application.
  • Masters students can only receive one award.
  • Doctoral students can only receive two awards.
  • Funds cannot be used to pay costs associated with tuition and fees.
  • Funds cannot be used to fund faculty-led study abroad trips. 
  • Funds cannot be used to attend a conference, you must be presenting.
  • Applications may be returned for additional information or further proof if needed. 
  • Funds can only be used on travel, registration, research/creative expenditures, etc. for the awarded student.
  • Funding for the graduate research grant is intended to support independent or small research group (3-4 students) student efforts. Students participating in class group activities are not eligible.
  • Applications may be submitted for activities taking place in the next term. If approved, funding will be disbursed during the application term.
  • Proof of participation in the form of receipts and a report must be submitted by the end of the term in which the activity is completed. If these materials are not received, or you do not participate in the activity as outlined on the application, the funds will be revoked.
  • If approved, students will receive the amount requested in their application so long as the anticipated expenses are allowable and appropriate up to the maximum award amount.