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Application Deadline: MARCH 29th, 2013 (Friday) 5:00 PM

The Innovation through Institutional Integration (I-Cubed) program at the University of Florida is a five-year project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to foster integration of student-based research and training programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) disciplines, including SBE (Social, Behavioral & Economic) sciences. One of the objectives of the program is to facilitate interdisciplinary research collaboration between graduate students from different disciplines.

Purpose: This award is intended 1) to encourage graduate students in the STEM disciplines to propose, develop and participate with SBE students in an interdisciplinary research projects, 2) provide graduate students with experience working in an interdisciplinary team environment, and 3) encourage graduate students to involve undergraduate students in research activities.

The award is open to graduate students from across the university. Each team MUST include at least one member from the STEM and another from SBE disciplines. The minimum team size is two graduate students. In addition, projects that involve one or more undergraduate students will receive priority for funding consideration

New in 2013! This year, I-Cubed will provide one funding (up to $2,500) for a team of STEM and SBE graduate students to work with students from the College of Fine Arts. The goal of this initiative is to encourage students to integrate Arts in their research projects which will help unlock creative thinking and innovation, and result in collaborative exchanges with the arts (including, visual, literary, humanities, performing, etc.)

Funding Details: Up to 6 awards ($2,500 each)

Workshop Session: I-Cubed Program will hold a Nuts & Bolts Session for grant applicants to answer questions on award application and budget. This session is scheduled for:

             February 15th at 1:00 PM

             Location: HUB Rm145 (UF International Center)

All prospective applicants for this award are strongly encouraged to attend the I-Cubed Nuts & Bolts workshop.

In addition, I-Cubed encourages students to attend Co-Lab workshops offered by UF Libraries Grants Management Program. For more information, visit

For application package and more information, please go to






Welcome to the UF Libraries' Grants and Fellowships Opportunities LibGuide! These resources will help you search and find valuable information about: deadlines, funding agencies, books, articles, and tools for supporting your grants seeking activities.


Philosophical Ideas about Grantsmanship

Everyone thinks writing and submitting grant proposals is easy. The TV commercials where the “used car salesman” peddles phone-book-sized directories of untapped grants resources trivializes this important and life changing field of grants seeking and management. From my perspective, grantsmanship includes the process by which an idea is converted to a story about an opportunity to fill a gap, or eliminate a need, or solve a problem, or research new ways to do these things. If the “story” gets funded, dollars provide the fuel to actualize the idea.

So this work is essentially one of the most creative and rewarding activities on the planet. It offers a chance to organize words and numbers into cohesive ideas that attract the interest of investors who provide funds to change people’s lives. I consider it a privilege to work in this field…planting seeds…watching crops grow to maturity…and facilitating the actualization of dreams.

Bess de Farber, July 2011


Bess de Farber

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