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PFRDG & QOL Grant Applications, Due Feb. 17

calendar timeThe President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant (PFRDG) applications are due on February 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. For application guidelines and to access the application forms, please visit the PFRDG website at For questions and additional information, please email  This year, there will be two categories of PFRDG Awards:

  • Research Development:  This track is the traditional PFRDG program, and will continue to provide funding up to $15,000 for research projects needing seed money for a new research area for which external funding will be sought, or that will move an existing project to a new level of competitiveness for external funding. 
  •  NEW – Research Scholar: This track is new for FY 2018 and is designed to provide up to $3,000 for scholarly research that contributes to general knowledge of the discipline, but for which external funding is not a likely or expected outcome.  Applicants in the disciplines of Humanities and Social Sciences (including Education, Business and Law) are encouraged to participate. Funding will support activities such as publications in scholarly journals, book chapters, or exhibitions.

Eligibility is open to all full-time faculty/research scientists. Applicants may not apply for both a Research Development and Research Scholar award in the same year.

The Quality of Life applications are also due on February 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. with a hard copy to Nick Pascucci in Institutional Effectiveness, University Park Plaza, Suite #3434 and an electronic copy to  For more information and application guidelines, please visit; for questions, please contact Barbara Packer-Muti, or Nick Pascucci, X25393,  The main categories for the Quality of Life Awards are:

  • Autism – Addresses issues related to children, youth and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and/or service provision to this population
  • Children and Families– Addresses issues related to the goals and priorities of the Children’s Services Council, in addition to other top priority issues affecting children, families in Broward County
  • Criminal Justice – Addresses issues related to the Broward Sheriff’s Office identified needs and priorities. The Broward Sheriff’s office has identified the following areas of interest: Guns/Violence, Gangs, Hate Crimes, Police Stress
  • Elderly Services – Addresses issues related to the elderly population
  • Foster Care – Addresses issues related to Foster Care and ChildNet’s identified needs
  • Adult General – Addresses a wide range of issues impacting adults in Broward County and beyond