Entries by brigid.treverton

Fulbright Awareness Month 2023

The UF International Center and the UF Fulbright Lectures Committee announced that Fulbright Awareness Month (FAM) will be celebrated from March 7-31, 2023. FAM will include multiple informational sessions on the application process and will provide opportunities to hear experiences from Fulbright participants for scholars, faculty, staff, and students. Further information and registration for the events […]

Human Subjects Indication in UFIRST Proposals

UF Research’s Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) recently provided the following guidance for non-human studies in UFIRST. PIs, or those with first-hand knowledge of human work, are responsible for using the IRB tool to seek determination and for identifying the appropriate answers to the UFIRST Proposal SmartForms. If the work is determined to be non-human, […]

IES Director’s Blog Post

Mark Schneider, director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), shares in his blog post the new vision of IES to “Innovate in Education Sciences” and the most recent efforts to create an Advanced Research Projects Agency in Education (ARPA-ED). Without the passage of the NEED Act, which called for the creation of the National Center for Advanced […]

Technical Writer Expanded Services

The OER is always seeking to improve its faculty support services. In accordance with this goal, we have expanded our Technical Writer services to include editorial supports needed for non-proposal and faculty-related activities.   We are excited to announce these new services and our Technical Writing Support form on the OER website. Completing this form is […]

NIH Extramural Nexus January Issue Topics

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Extramural Nexus January Issue  covers several topics and tips, including Data Management Sharing (DMS) plans and samples, timelines, and revisiting funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). NIH recommends that DMS Plans do not include hypertext in the DMS Plan attachment, and provide sample DMS plans to act as guides. The January Issue also released a new podcast episode focusing […]

Revised NSF Proposal Formats

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently updated the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending (Other) Support formats to better align with the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1). Submissions must use the revised formats to better align with the PAPPG, effective for proposals due on or after Monday, January 30th, 2023. The forms are available in the SciENcv system and […]

NSF Prize Challenge for Innovative Learning Technologies

The National Science Foundation (NSF) launched a $6 million prize challenge for the development of innovative learning technologies for K-12 students, titled the Visionary Interdisciplinary Teams Advancing Learning (VITAL) Prize Challenge. The challenge comprises four steps: concept paper, discovery round, semi-final round, and final round, with the focus on providing interdisciplinary teams the funding and […]

New Policy Surrounding Employment of Graduate Students

As announced by Provost Glover this past summer, all Ph.D. students are to be appointed at .50 FTE (half-time, 20 hours per week). The Graduate School has revised the “Principles for Employing Graduate Students at the University of Florida” document to reflect the policy change. The updated document contains information on the types of employment, […]

Forecasted Notice of Funding Opportunity for Secondary Analyses of Head Start Data Grants

The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) plans to solicit applications in 2023 for Secondary Analyses of Head Start Data grants. These grants aim to support researchers using secondary analyses of Head Start data to address key questions relevant to Head Start’s programs and policies. To view the estimated application date and further information […]

Analytics for Equity Initiative

The Analytics for Equity initiative is a partnership between eight federal agencies to build “on the Evidence-Based Policymaking Act and E.O.13985 by creating a new way to support social, economic, and behavioral sciences research that leverages federal data assets (ensuring privacy is protected and data are secure) and scientific advances in researching equity-related topics for […]

UF Research Promotion Initiative

UF’s Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing (SCM) is accepting submissions for its Research Promotion Initiative (RPI). The RPI supports researchers by sharing works that have been accepted but not yet published to be featured on UF news and social media platform, as well as pitched to external media organizations. Additionally, winners of the RPI will receive a funding […]

Vision to Transform and Enhance the U.S. STEMM Ecosystem

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OTSP) recently released its vision for science and technology investments in the United States. Five action areas were developed, including ensuring students, teachers, workers, communities, and others have adequate support to participate in and contribute to STEMM throughout their lifetimes; addressing the STEMM teacher shortage; closing […]