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IES Announces FY 2021 Applications for New Awards

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has announced the FY 2021 funding opportunities for Education Research and Special Education Research. See the Federal Register notice May 4, 2020 for Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers 84.305A, 84.305B, 84.305C, 84.305R, 84.324A, 84.324B, 84.324P, and 84.324R. Letter of Intent due: June 11, 2020 Application package available: […]

Grant Writing Workshop: Writing Broader Impacts for NSF Proposals

On the heels of the successful National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant Writing Workshop conducted via Zoom on April 1, UF Research Development is happy to present a workshop on Writing Broader Impacts for NSF proposals. There are no costs associated with attending the workshop. Registration is required to allow for follow up. When: May 27, […]

AERA 2020 Virtual Research Learning Series

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) will offer nine 4-hour courses to expand professional development and capacity. All courses are from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT with live or on-demand access. The cost is $35. To register or for more information, please see the AERA 2020 Virtual Research Learning Series webpage.

Guidance on Updating Sponsors on Status of Sponsored Project During COVID-19 Pandemic

The University of Florida continues to work through the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Despite these challenges, most of our sponsored projects have continued, many by temporarily transitioning to remote workplaces, some with modifications to work plans, while others have been allowed to maintain some on-campus effort as a designated essential activity.  As we […]

UF International Center (UFIC) Provides Updates for International Students Regarding COVID-19

U.S. Visa Services U.S. visa services at embassies/consulates are closed until further notice. Some students have reported that when they checked the visa appointment calendar a starting schedule date pops up (e.g., May 7). This does not mean the embassy is accepting appointments. Instead, the embassy has blocked out all available appointments on the calendar […]

Increasing Video Meeting Security

Utilizing meeting passwords when using a video collaboration tool greatly increases the security of a video meeting. To enhance the security of Zoom, one of the most popular video collaboration tools at UF, UFIT has changed the service’s default setting to require passwords for each meeting created. As of 5:00 p.m. on May 5, all […]

Waiver Authorities and Other Flexibilities Available to the U.S. Department of Education in Responding to COVID-19

A 2019 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report describes Education-Related Flexibilities, Waivers, and Federal Assistance in Response to Disasters that the U.S. Department of Education (U.S. ED) has available to address issues related to COVID-19. The U.S. ED Office of Postsecondary Education recently issued Guidance for Interruptions of Study Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) explaining flexibilities regarding […]

U.S. Department of Education Announces Funding Flexibilities to Support Technology Infrastructure and Teacher PD During COVID-19 National Emergency

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has announced a new streamlined process for providing states funding flexibilities to meet the needs of students and educators during the COVID-19 national emergency. Authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security CARES Act, the flexibilities allow schools to repurpose existing K-12 education funds for technology infrastructure and for professional […]

U.S. Department of Education Seeks Comments on New Rules to Govern Distance Learning for Higher Education Students

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has proposed new rules that would govern distance learning for higher education students. Work on the proposed Distance Learning and Innovation regulation started more than a year ago; however, the COVID-19 National Emergency emphasizes the need for all educational institutions to have a robust capacity to teach remotely. Please submit comments by May […]

From the IES Director: IES in a Time of Pandemic

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Director Mark Schneider has published a blog post on IES activities and resources in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. He discusses many topics including the recent What Works Clearinghouse Rapid Evidence Synthesis to generate high-quality information about what works in distance education. To read the complete blog, see IES […]

NIH Late Application Policy, Administrative Flexibilities, and FAQs Related to COVID-19

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently updated its Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients website with additional FAQs and new funding opportunities. In response to community concerns about the ability to submit applications in a timely manner, the NIH has published Notice Number: NOT-OD-20-091 announcing that grant applications submitted late for due dates between […]

COVID-19 Guidance for the NSF Community

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued Important Notice No. 146 to the Community Regarding COVID-19. NSF has also issued additional guidance on NSF’s implementation of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum (M-20-17), entitled, Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to […]