RAFT Program Begins in September

UF’s Division of Sponsored Programs and Contracts & Grants will once again offer the Research Administration & Financials Training (RAFT) professional development series providing UF research administrators with “a lifeline” to the research community.

Interested applicants should email a completed program application form to Steve Slater, grants training manager for UF Training and Organizational Development by August 19.

Designed for research administrators with one year or less of grants management experience, the RAFT Level One Cohort is a 12-session classroom series that provides a thorough introduction to all aspects of sponsored programs management at UF. In addition, the RAFT Level One Cohort is designed to foster peer relationships within the grants community. Each cohort is limited to a small number of participants to ensure networking and relationship building.  Participants who successfully complete the series will be awarded a certificate of completion.

The cohort will meet once a week starting in September and continuing through early December. To apply, participants must be able to attend all program sessions and have the appropriate supervisor support.

Session Date Time Location
1– Overview of Sponsored Programs 09/13/16 3:00-5:00 PM Clinical and Translational Research (CTRB 2161)
2 – Finding Funding & Limited Opportunities 09/20/16 9:00-11:00 AM HRS (Room 120)
3 – Solicitation Review & Proposal Development 09/27/16 9:00-11:00 AM HRS (Room 120)
4 – Budget Development 10/04/15 1:30-4:30 PM HRS (Room 120)
5 – Open Lab 10/11/16 2:00-5:00 PM HUB Computer Lab 221
6 – Awards: Negotiation & Setup 10/18/16 2:00-4:00 PM Communicore C2-033
7 – Non-Fiscal Compliance 10/25/16 11:45-1:30 PM HPNP G-114
8 – Cost Principles Advanced Topics 11/01/16 9:00-11:00 AM Communicore C2-033
9 – Effort Advanced Topics 11/08/16 2:00-4:00 PM Communicore C2-033
10 – Post Award Overview 11/15/16 2:00-4:00 PM Communicore C2-033
11 – Post-Award Best Practices 11/29/16 2:00-4:00 PM HUB Computer Lab 221
12 – Graduation 12/06/16 3:00-5:00 PM Clinical and Translational Research (CTRB 2161)

If you have questions about the RAFT Level One Cohort, please contact Stephanie Gray, assistant vice president for the Division of Sponsored Programs, at (352) 392-3516; or Tiffany Schmidt, associate director for Contracts & Grants, at (352) 273-3101.