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Academic Technology Grants

The Campus Technology Committee and Academic Technology Unit of UNF's Information Technology Services seeks to provide small financial grants to support the academic technology needs of faculty at UNF.


The purpose of these grants is to support and advance the technology needs of the faculty in service of their teaching, research/creative, and service activities. The grant program will provide support of up to $4000 towards information technology requirements per funded project. Priority will be given to multiple faculty members working together.

Funds can be used for technological needs for projects including, but not limited to, costs of hardware, software, databases, student assistants for technological development, or networking capability. Projects should support the research and/or teaching mission of the university. Innovative projects that directly or indirectly benefit students will be given priority. Additionally, faculty are encouraged to seek matching funds or similar support from their departments, colleges, and university centers (and indicate such support in their proposal).


All permanent full-time faculty are eligible to apply, subject to the restrictions below:

  • Only permanent full-time faculty are eligible for Technology grants. Grants may be held while on sabbatical; they may not be held while on leave of absence without pay.
  • Faculty who intend to terminate employment or leave UNF, or faculty who are on administrative leave or terminal notice and will not receive a contract during the next academic year, are ineligible. Except in extenuating circumstances, failure to remain at UNF for at least one academic year following the award will require grant repayment.
  • Members of the Campus Technology Committee may not apply for a Technology grant.


Application deadlines will be the fourth Friday after the beginning of the Fall and Spring terms. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Applications for the fall funding round are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2023

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Each application must be submitted online via the Academic Technology Grant Application Form

The submission will include an online form and uploading of an application packet in Adobe PDF format. Please use the last name of the first author of the proposal as the PDF file name. The application packet includes the sections listed below, formatted using 1-inch margins and 12-point Times New Roman font. All sections, unless otherwise noted, must be double-spaced. All sections of the application must have a footer that includes the title, the name of the applicant and the page number. It is imperative that all sections are submitted as instructed, and that all formatting instructions and page and word limits be followed. Failure to do so will result in the rejection of the application.

  • Section 1 of PDF file: Proposal Narrative (maximum of 2 pages, double-spaced).
  • Section 2 of PDF file: Budget and timeline with estimated project completion date (1 page). Applicants should obtain pricing estimates or quotes from ITS where appropriate.
  • Section 3 of PDF file: Letter from the faculty member’s departmental chair indicating support for the proposal.
  • Appendix A of PDF file: If previous awards have been received, the dates and a summary (1 paragraph) of the outcomes of the most recent award must be provided for each applicant (maximum 200 words).

Questions about Academic Technology Grants can be directed to

Chris Petrello
Assistant Vice President
Campus Technology Services
Information Technology Services
(904) 620-5469