The mission of the Office of Educational Research (OER) is to promote and support vibrant research and faculty development in the College of Education (COE).


With progressive leadership, the college continues to enhance its educational research infrastructure to pursue new external funding opportunities for faculty research. The OER successfully fuels research enterprise and external funding by providing pre- and post-award support to faculty and doctoral students. The OER also coordinates interdisciplinary efforts among COE faculty, UF faculty, and other local, regional, and national stakeholders.

Faculty Development

The OER facilitates faculty professional development by managing research- and instruction-based training in areas such as research design, quantitative and qualitative analyses procedures, and project management. The OER also provides support for faculty to disseminate research findings and manages the faculty award process, particularly related to acquiring seed money for external funding.

Upcoming Events

OER Research Series

The COE’s Office of Educational Research invites you to participate in a three-part research series. The series will focus on topics related to educational research best practices, UF/COE policies and procedures as they relate to principal investigators responsibilities, data management, and budget preparation & management.

Monday, March 12, 2018 Terrace Room, 10am–11am
Guest Presenter: Ivana Simic, Phd Education/Training Coordinator

Monday, April 23, 2018 G-520, 10am–11am
Presenter: Trace Choulat, Director COE Instructional Technology

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Terrace Room, 10am–11am
Presenters: Rosabel Ruiz, Admin Services Crd 2
Brian Lane, Research Administrator II

Light refreshments will be served during each session.

Please click here for the workshop flyer.

Policy Change Regarding the Submission of Research Proposals

UF Office of Research: The new policy for submitting proposals to UFIRST is 9am one business day prior to the date of the sponsor’s deadline.

COE OER: The new policy for submitting proposals and all supporting components of a completed proposal such as subcontract proposals, cost share commitments, approved budget, etc. is 9am two business days* prior to the date of the sponsor’s deadline. For example, proposals due any time on a Friday will need to be fully submitted to OER/Brian Lane no later than 9am on the previous Wednesday.

*For efforts such as IES and NSF when the college typically has multiple proposals, OER will offer PIs a schedule for submission that may be earlier than two business days prior to the sponsor’s deadline.

  • Research Services

    Support for grant proposals, project design and constructive feedback.

  • OER Newsletters

    News updates on research projects, faculty highlights and funding/award opportunities.