The Haskell Faculty and Student Awards program offers three UF faculty a research award of $3,000 each for an essay produced in concert with an undergraduate on a major public policy issue facing society. Essays should advance public understanding of this issue and be published in the public sphere. Proposals are welcome from all academic units on campus.
An additional $1,500 in research funding will be awarded to the undergraduate student that takes a meaningful research role on the project and be acknowledged as a co-author or contributor.
Proposals must be submitted to the Bob Graham Center by Sept.15. A faculty committee drawn from the Graham Center Faculty Affiliates will select the award recipients and will be announced on Oct.15.

Proposals should include the following:

  1. a one-page description of the proposal and its relevance;
  2. half-page biographical sketches for both faculty member and undergraduate student;
  3. a half-page statement specifying how the funds will be used by the faculty member and the student. A detailed budget is not required. Funds may be used for travel expenses, conference fees, lab or other kinds of equipment for this project, or future travel/research funds to support the faculty member and students’ work.
  4. a target publication for the work, such as a newspaper, public journal or public-square platform such as the Conversation.

Proposals should be submitted electronically by Sept. 15 to Sherry Feagle at
The results of each project should be completed within a year and published on a non-academic platform. Undergraduate student partners should be acknowledged as co-authors or contributors. Copies of the essays should be submitted to the Graham Center no later than Sept.15 of the following year.

The essays will be highlighted on the website of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

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