USF Faculty Team Innovation Award
The Faculty Team Innovation Award aims
to encourage and accelerate academic collaboration and
cross-fertilization. Teams of faculty members representing at least two
distinct USF academic departments are invited to submit proposals that
outline a wholly new project (related to research, curriculum
development or service) that would combine expertise from the
$5,000 per successful proposal (e.g. for research or program expenses or stipend)
Q&A Session: In February, the faculty innovation committee will hold an informal discussion / Q&A session for interested parties.
Eligible teams should include multiple USF faculty members, representing more than one home department or college. Part-time faculty members are eligible if at least one member of the team is a full-time faculty member.
In a maximum of 1500 words, please include:
- a clear description of the proposed project,
- brief relevant biographies of the faculty team and expected contributions of each member,
- a referenced background section,
- a nine to twelve month plan including monthly projected milestones, and
frank projection of realistic “worst case” and “best case” scenarios
for outcomes as well as the potential to continue or expand the project.
Please save proposals as a PDF and
submit via email to Claudine Van Delden, Assistant to the Provost, at the following email address: email@example.com
. For a list of past award recipients, please click
5:00 PM Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Provost’s Office will have the right to not make an award in a
given year, if a suitable application is not submitted. Multiple awards
are also possible. Applications will be assessed using the following criteria:
• Academic quality
• Innovative nature
• Degree to which each field is required
• Uniqueness of project to USF
• Rigor of background study
• Potential for further work
• Degree to which collaborating fields are “separate” (e.g.
Economics and Nursing are technically further removed than, say,
Mathematics and Physics.)
• Meaningful engagement with an external agent or organization in the San Francisco Bay Area
Proposals will be reviewed by a faculty committee appointed by the Provost.
April 19, 2013: Awards announced
Summer 2013: Projects begin