wlp awards

DR. Kathleen Moore Faculty Excellence Award Program

Established in 2007, the WLP Faculty Excellence Award Program provides annual grants to USF faculty whose research and creative efforts focus on women and issues affecting women. These awards are presented in the spring of each year through a competitive selection process, with the recipient receiving a one-time $5,000 award to support their research. To date, WLP has awarded 47 grants totaling $235,000 to deserving faculty members whose research helps to support and advance women throughout the world.

Our Faculty Excellence Award Program recognizes faculty research excellence in six separate award categories, each receiving a $5,000 research grant: 

  • Three campus-based Faculty Excellence Awards (one award per USF campus — Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee)
  • One USF Junior Faculty Excellence Award
  • One Instructor Award
  • One Valerie D. Riddle, MD, Award in Health

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The USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy (WLP) program honors visionary leaders and philanthropists throughout the community doing extraordinary things to make Tampa Bay a better place for women to live and work. With the Community Leadership Award, we showcase individual excellence in leadership as demonstrated by outstanding initiative, impact of work and inspiration to others. We publicly affirm present achievements, seek to encourage further work on the part of the recipients and hope to motivate others to follow their lead in service to the Tampa Bay communities.

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The WLP Community Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award is given annually to an individual whose career has greatly contributed to the advancement or promotion of women.

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