In 2019 LIFE has established the Appreciation Awards program. It will replace our Competitive/Direct Awards programs that had been cancelled in 2017 due to lack of funding. The Appreciation Awards program provides funding to UCF departments based on their prior support of LIFE. No input is required. Selection is made by a special LIFE committee that reviews previous year support from the various UCF departments and submits recommendations to the LIFE board for final approval. These monetary awards are made in December each year, and are administered by the UCF Foundation.