Strategic Initiatives Articles

Presidential Strategic Initiatives

As part of his goal to enhance UF’s overall student experience and interdisciplinary research impact, UF President Ben Sasse established that, for the first time, $50 million in legislative funding would be directed toward competitively selected strategic projects. To determine the best use of the funds, President Sasse called for ambitious and impactful proposals and received 250 submissions, 40 of which were selected for implementation. Taken together, these projects further fuel UF’s work to provide a learning environment that is both practical and elite and advance some of the most exciting and cutting-edge research opportunities of our time.

New funding will foster opportunities to showcase UF's premier arts program

Two projects led by the College of the Arts received awards totaling just over $1 million in the latest round of strategic funding projects from the University of Florida President’s Office.  

New pest management hub will address Florida’s buggiest problems

Designed to further position UF/IFAS as a leader in the pest management industry, the Innovation Hub for Urban Pest Management will receive strategic funding of $985,000 over three years from the office of UF President Ben Sasse.

President’s office announces $5.4 million for strategic funding awardees

An AI-enabled digital imaging platform for treating cancer, a software tool for leveraging the capabilities of UF’s HiPerGator supercomputer, an initiative to improve healthcare in Jacksonville and statewide, and a program to enhance funding for the arts are among seven new projects receiving strategic funding at the University of Florida, President Ben Sasse announced today.