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.


Policy Change Regarding the Submission of Research Proposals

UF Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP): The new policy for submitting proposals to DSP 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. to OER/Brian Lane is 9am two business days* prior to DSP’s deadline.

*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 DSP’s deadline.

UF DSP Announces Updated F&A Procedures and Directives

The UF Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) has announced release of an updated Facilities & Administrative (F&A) or Indirect Costs (IDC) Procedures and Directives. This update provides additional clarifications to other sponsored activities (OSA) and appropriate documentation necessary for not-for-profit organizations with lower than the full federal rate. The clarifications are posted here:

and also linked through the DSP F&A rates page here:

For anyone who has historically used the OSA rate for any material testing, animal trials, or programs other than public services or extension, DSP encourages you to review the updates before submission of future proposals and to reach out to DSP during the time of proposal development if there is any question as to the appropriate mapping of your program to the university’s rate agreement and F&A Directives.

This updated version includes the new Industry Clinical Trial rate of 30% TDC.

If you have questions on the clarifications, please feel free to reach out to DSP.

  • Research Services

    Support for grant proposals, project design and constructive feedback.

  • OER Newsletters

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