Grant Application

Request for Proposals - CLUE Student Internship Program

To enhance student (undergraduate or graduate) involvement in faculty research and extension programs by supporting projects related to the mission of the Center for Land Use Efficiency. The current mission statement is under development, but for this program projects related to agricultural and urban land use projects will be considered.


All CLUE faculty are eligible to apply. Proposals must be led by core CLUE faculty. Affiliate faculty are encouraged to collaborate with core faculty on proposal ideas. Students must be currently enrolled at UF. Faculty with eligible external grants are required to have selected the appropriate center for end of year indirect cost allocation the year prior to the current year's call.

Proposal Format

  1. Name and e-mail of faculty contact
  2. Briefly describe the project idea, intern duties and responsibilities, how the intern will add value to your program, and how the project will be evaluated (max. 300 words)
  3. Timeline – Funds must be spent by June 30, 2020


Awards can be used for salaries, materials, and travel. Please describe and justify the budget request (note: these funds cannot be used for food, awards, or giveaway items), label and summarize which portions of your budget are expenses or OPS. Voluntary cost-share is preferred, but not required. If including cost-share, be sure to incorporate this into the total budget, and include a letter of commitment. Lastly, include the contact information of the staff member that will process this award if you are a recipient.

Available funding: $50,000

Important Dates

  • Proposals due - Reviewed upon submission
  • Notification - Please allow up to four weeks after submission

Submit proposals to: Melissa Friedman

For further information, please contact Dr. Michael Dukes or Melissa Friedman.

Evaluation and Ranking Criteria

Criteria Possible Points Points Awarded Comments
Project related to urban or agricultural landuse 10    
Current on deliverables from past CLCE/CLUE grants if applicable 5    
Collaboration with CLUE faculty/affiliate faculty, state specialists, and/or county faculty 15    
Clear plan for future extramural funding 10    
Innovation 15    
Deliverables include strong extension component 15    
Voluntary cost-share (preferred is extramural funds but must be direct cost or extramural in-kind) 10    
Stayed within/met proposal format guidelines 5    
Actively participates in CLUE activities 15    
Total Points 100