Jesuit Foundation Grant - Application and Criteria

The Jesuit Foundation Grant proposals are reviewed twice a year. Application deadlines are November 1st (Fall semester) and April 1st (Spring semester), or the following Monday if the 1st lands on a weekend.  Electronic applications should be emailed to Questions may be addressed to Linda Wong. 

Click below to download the following: (note eligibility is limited to full-time employees)

Jesuit Foundation Application

Application criteria and categories

How to submit electronic files:

Applications can be saved either as a word document or a PDF file.
Web pages can be saved as a PDF file.  To do this, 1) open the print menu, 2) click on the Printer Name and select Adobe PDF, 3) click OK, 4) save the PDF on your computer. 

Email all attachments to 

Note eligibility changes:

  • Individuals who have received previous grant funding must have successfully completed that funded project, submitted a summary report, and an itemized expense report with copies of receipts in order to be eligible for future grants. 
  •  Research Grants require IRB approval if applicable. A copy of the IRB approval must be included with the proposal.

Please allow your supervisor and/or dean at least 10 working days to prepare required letters of support.
Note:  any supporting documents must be included with the faculty or staff member’s application for it to be considered, with the exception of supervisor/dean recommendations, which may be forwarded directly to us by the recommender. It is the applicants responsibility to ensure the required supporting documents are included. 

Please read: "Important tips for completing a Jesuit Foundation Grant application"

Endowment income is to be used to fund several types of activity:

  • Opportunities that offer greater theoretical and experiential knowledge of Ignatian spirituality.
  • Academic programming, curriculum development, and research projects which bespeak USF's Jesuit, Catholic mission. Included under this rubric is support for appropriate work by USF's own faculty; for lectures, faculty seminars, conferences and colloquia; and for bringing in Jesuits as visiting professors and scholars.
  • The establishment of a series of interdisciplinary dialogues to examine the major issues of the times from the perspective of those who are poor or marginalized, with their participation in the dialogue itself. This activity is central to the Foundation's mission.
  • The future establishment of a Jesuit Foundation Scholars in Residence program that will bring distinguished scholars, artists, and community activists to the USF campus to share their gifts and experience in the form of teaching seminars, public lectures, or other activities that engage and foster USF's Jesuit and Catholic identity. Funding is not yet in place for this activity.