The Bob Graham Center for Public Service's newest award initiative, the Preston Haskell Faculty and Student Awards program, seeks to enhance collaboration between faculty and undergraduate students. The award program offers three UF faculty a stipend of up to $3,000 each for an essay covering a major public policy issue facing our society. Essays are meant to advance public understanding of this public policy issue and thus should be published in the public sphere - a non-academic publication such as a newspaper or popular journal. Funding of up to $1,500 is also available for an undergraduate student who serves as a research assistant for each faculty member. Students who serve in this capacity should be acknowledged as co-authors or contributors.

Proposals are welcome from all academic units on campus and must be submitted to the Bob Graham Center by Sept. 7, 2018. A faculty committee drawn from the Bob Graham Center Faculty Affiliates will select the award recipients. Award recipients will be announced on September 21, 2018.

Proposals should be approximately two pages in length. Additionally, faculty should provide a brief budget, a biographical sketch of the faculty member and the student and identify any additional funding they will receive for this project.

Proposals can be submitted electronically to Sherry Feagle at Please note that proposals recieved after Sept. 7, 2018 will not be considered.

The results of each project should be completed within a year. Essays should be completed and submitted to the Graham Center no later than August 1, 2019. Again, students who serve as research assistants should be acknowledged as co-authors or contributors. Essays will be highlighted on the website of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, along with a brief interview with each faculty-student team.

*Faculty and students who have previously received an Askew Fellows award on the same or similar topic are not eligible for this award.

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