UF Internal Awards

UF Faculty Awards: Deadlines and General Information

Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars

Distinguished Alumni Professor

Distinguished Professor/Curator

Doctoral Mentoring Awards

Dunlevie Honors Term Professorship Endowment

Excellence Awards for Assistant Professors

Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) Awards

Fine Arts and Humanities Scholarship Enhancement Fund

International Educator of the Year Award

Postdoc Mentoring Awards

Research Opportunity (Seed) Fund

Southeastern Conference (SEC) Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program

Teacher and Advisers of the Year

Teacher / Scholar of the Year

UF Foundation Term Professorships Program

UFRF Term Professors

Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars

Purpose: Reward excellent educators and involve them in enhancing the learning environment. Selection is based on merit. Recipients are inducted for lifetime as Academy members and serve on an advisory board to the Associate Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs for three years.
Sponsor: The ADTS is self-governing and recommends new members, with the final approval of the Provost.
Award Amount: Faculty members inducted into the Academy receive $3,000 per year (total of $9,000 over 3 years) to be used for the purchase of equipment, travel to conferences or for professional development, books, graduate students, and other related expenses. It may not be used as faculty salary.
Deadline: January, annually.
Information: Web site


Distinguished Alumni Professor

Purpose: Recognize superior and highly influential teachers whose contributions to the community, state and nation have brought distinction to UF.
Sponsor: UF Alumni Association
Award Amount: $20,000 stipend
Deadline: February 1, biannually
Information: Web site


Distinguished Professor/Curator

Purpose: Acknowledge an exceptional record of achievement in the areas of teaching, research and publication, and professional and public service that is recognized both nationally and internationally.
Sponsor: Final decision is made by the President with the advice of the Academic Personnel Board.
Award Amount: Faculty members are eligible for a pay increase.
Deadline: Tenure & Promotion cycle.
Provost's Memo 2016-17 (.pdf): http://fora.aa.ufl.edu/docs//71//Distinguished%20Professor%20Awards%20Nominations%202016-2017.pdf
Information: UF Regulations: 6C1-7.019
Web site: http://fora.aa.ufl.edu/Provost/IndependentFora/Distinguished-Professors


Doctoral Mentoring Awards

Purpose: Encourage and reward excellence, innovation and effectiveness in mentoring terminal degree students.
Sponsor: Graduate School
Award Amount: Award of $3,000 to five faculty members, with an additional $1,000 deposited into each winner's department account for use in supporting PhD or Master of Fine Arts students.
Deadline: Will be announced in call for nominations, usually mid-October, annually.
Information: Web site


Dunlevie Honors Term Professorship Endowment

Purpose: Recognize esteemed faculty
Sponsor: The Dunlevie Endowment, via the University of Florida Foundation and in collaboration with the University Honors Program
Award Amount: $5,000 in summer salary, $5,000 for one semester’s activity, and $2,000 to the honoree’s home department.
Deadline: Early February, annually
Information: Web site


Excellence Awards for Assistant Professors

Purpose: The Provost's Office offers the Excellence Awards for Assistant Professors, pending available funds. The awards are focused on junior faculty and recognize excellence in research. Each award is a one-time allocation of $5,000 in support of research that can be used to fund travel, equipment, books, graduate students, and other research-related expenses.
Information:  Web site


Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) Awards

Purpose: Advance the academic/professional/scholarly abilities of faculty members in the HSC, IFAS and College of Law. The awards are intended to be more flexible in nature and duration than traditional sabbaticals.
Sponsor: President’s Office
Awards Amount: Award amount can vary widely, depending on the expenses required by the project; however, the recipient’s unit is required to provide some resources in support of FEOs granted to individuals in that unit.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted in the Fall and Spring semesters. Deadlines and awards will be announced by the Provost’s Office.
Information: FEO Web Site


Fine Arts and Humanities Scholarship Enhancement Fund

Purpose: Stimulate new or existing creative/research activity in the humanities and fine arts at the University of Florida.
Sponsor: Office of Research
Award Amount: Varies; maximum award is $10,000
Deadline: Mid-November, annually
Information: Web site


International Educator of the Year Award

Purpose: Recognize outstanding international endeavors by UF faculty members, in order to support UF’s strategic goal of internationalizing the campus and curriculum.
Sponsor: UF International Center
Award Amount: Award of $3,000 to each person selected.
Deadline: End of October, annually.
Information: Web site


Postdoc Mentoring Awards

Purpose:The postdoc mentoring awards are established to encourage and reward excellence, innovation, and effectiveness in the mentoring of University of Florida postdocs.
Sponsor: Office of the Provost / Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Award Amount:Three awards of $2,000
Deadline: Competition announced in fall annually. College deadline for submission to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs: January 15
Information: Web site


Research Opportunity (Seed) Fund

Purpose: Provide funding for new faculty-initiated research programs that are multi-/interdisciplinary and have a reasonable expectation of becoming externally funded in the future.
Sponsor: Office of Research
Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: Competition announced between September 15 and October 15, annually
Information: Web site


Southeastern Conference (SEC) Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program

  • Sponsor: Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium
  • Award Amount: up to $2,500
  • Internal Deadline: May 26, 2017
  • Eligibility: Faculty

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program is intended to enhance faculty collaboration that stimulates scholarly initiatives between SEC universities. This initiative gives faculty from one SEC university the opportunity to travel to another SEC campus to: exchange ideas; develop grant proposals; conduct research; consult with faculty and/or students; offer lectures or symposia; or engage in whatever activities are agreeable to the visitor and host unit.

The University of Florida can select faculty members to receive 2017-2018 grants up to $2,500 each.  Travel grant funds may not be used for non-travel-related expenses (e.g., books, supplies, computer software, honoraria, food for other than traveler, etc.), and it is not permissible to use funds for support/research staff.

Any use of the funds should be directly for the faculty member with the intent of lessening the financial burden of personal accommodations in travel (e.g., travel, lodging, per diem, etc.). Travel dates for these visits must be between August 1, 2017 and July 16, 2018.

The faculty member will contact a host unit that he or she wishes to visit to determine that unit’s receptivity and availability. The selected faculty members will be responsible for arranging coverage of their duties during their absence. This requires Department Chair approval.  After the visit, the faculty member will submit a brief report, the outcomes of the visit.  This report is sent to his or her Department Chair and then forwarded to the Provost’s Office.

SEC Travel Grant Information as of 2016

Award winners for Cycle 2017-2018:

  • Ronald Castellano, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Chemistry, Host: University of Kentucky
  • Benjamin Hebblethwaite, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, LLC, Host: University of South Carolina
  • Edith Kaan, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Linguistics, Host: Vanderbilt University
  • Maia McGuire, IFAS Extension Central District, Host: University of Georgia
  • Mattia Prosperi, PHHP/COM, Epidemiology, Host: Vanderbilt University
  • Matthew E. Smith, IFAS, Plant Pathology, Host: University of Tennessee

More information (.pdf)


Teacher and Advisers of the Year

Purpose: Encourage and reward excellence, innovation, and effectiveness in either undergraduate teaching or advising. Each year, awards are granted at the college and university level.
Sponsor: Office of the Provost
Award Amount: Provost’s Office provides award funding to the colleges offering undergraduate instruction; each college determines the number and amount for college awards. (College funds may be used for additional college-level awards at the dean’s discretion.) Additionally, three $4,000 awards are granted at the university level, selected from the college-level awardees.
Deadline: Call for applications in Fall; application deadline is usually in January or February, annually.
Information: Web site


Teacher / Scholar of the Year

Purpose: Recognize faculty members who demonstrate distinguished achievement in both teaching and scholarly activity as well as visibility within and beyond the university. The award recipient serves as a model of excellence and a representative of the ideal teacher/scholar at the University of Florida.
Sponsor: Faculty Development, Office of the Provost
Award Amount: Award of $6,000.
Deadline: Call for applications in Fall; application deadline is usually in January or February, annually.
Information: Web site


UF Foundation Term Professorships Program

Purpose:   In support of the university's preeminence goals and to support faculty research efforts, the University of Florida Foundation has announced the creation of the University of Florida Foundation Term Professorships Program.  The Foundation plans to award two Term Professorships each academic year as follows:

  1. The duration of each Term Professorship is 3 years.  All unexpended funds revert to the Foundation after 3 years.
  2. A total $25,000 award accompanies each Term Professorship.  Up to half the award can be used to fund the salary plus fringe of the Term Professor, and all of the award may be used to defray research expenses, including graduate assistantship support.
Information: Web site

UFRF Term Professors

Purpose: Recognize recent contributions and provide incentives for continued excellence in research.
Sponsor: The University of Florida Research Foundation
Award Amount: Three-year term professorship which includes

  • a $5,000 annual salary supplement
  • a $3,000 grant to support research, to be awarded in year one of the three-year tenure of this professorship.

Deadline: Call for applications is usually in early Spring. Awards made in May of each year, annually.
Information: Web site