Entries by patcasey

The Cost of Doing Research: Importance of F&A

Reprinted from UF Explore Research at UF, Updates from UF Vice President for Research David Norton The research enterprise at the University of Florida has a rich history of contributing to the well-being of people across the state, the nation, and the world.  Every day, UF research faculty, staff, and students are working to solve […]

NSF Faculty Salary Policy: Two-Month Rule

The National Science Foundation (NSF) policy on faculty salary compensation states that compensation for senior project personnel is generally limited to “no more than two months of their regular salary in any one year. This limit includes salary compensation received from all NSF-funded grants… If anticipated, any compensation for such personnel in excess of two […]

IES Invites Public Comment on Two Research Goals

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is seeking input on its education and special education research programs, specifically around two of its five research goals—Efficacy and Replication (Goal 3) and Effectiveness (Goal 4). IES is requesting feedback on whether these goals, as currently configured, are meeting the needs of the field, or whether changes should […]

IES Announces Additional Research Funding Webinars

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) announces additional on-demand webinars for those who are interested in Fiscal Year 2018 funding opportunities and learning more about IES. These pre-recorded webinars are hosted by staff from the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) and the National Center for Education Research (NCER) and can be accessed on […]

Awarded Projects for July 2017

Congratulations to Mary Brownell and Amber Benedict for their award from the US Department of Education/IES; Herman Knopf for his subcontract US DHHS Flow Through from the University of South Carolina; Dennis Kramer for his award from Take Stock in Children; Philip Poekert for his awards from the Mt. Vernon School District, School Board of […]

Submitted Projects for July 2017

Best wishes to Mary Brownell, Meg Kamman, and Erica McCray for their proposal to the US Department of Education/OSEP; Susan Butler for her proposal to the Honda Foundation; Isaac McFarlin for his proposals to the Walton Family Foundation and the Spencer Foundation; Philip Poekert for his proposals to the Episcopal Children’s Services and to the […]

30 Reasons Your Grant Proposal May Not Have Been Funded

Why was my outstanding grant application disliked by the reviewer panel? Assuming that critiques of the proposal from the review panel are available, a careful and objective consideration of the comments provided will almost always provide an answer to this question. One or more of the following 30 reasons may be identified. Among one of […]

Grant Writing Costs and Benefits

A new study of grant-writing costs and benefits finds that academics who wrote more grant applications did receive more funding for research. The study surveyed 195 researchers active in applying for federally funded grants between 2009-2012. The survey found that

Awarded Projects for June 2017

Congratulations to Joni Splett, Stephen Smith, and Sarah Lynne Landsman for their award from the UF Office of Research and Philip Poekert for his award from Miami-Dade County Public Schools. For more details, see the Awarded Projects table.

Submitted Projects for June 2017

Best wishes to Ashley Pennypacker-Hill for her proposal to the Florida Department of Education; Herman Knopf for his Subcontract—DHHS Flow Through to the University of South Carolina; Walter Leite and Corinne Huggins-Manley for their proposal to the US Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences; Philip Poekert, Susan Butler, and Alyson Adams for […]


Research Spotlight: Susan Butler

Q & A with Susan Butler, Professor-in-Residence, Palm Beach County, School of Teaching and Learning, Lastinger Center for Learning What basic questions does your research seek to answer? The underpinning theme that drives my research is the need to improve STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education for students.  As noted by Honey, Pearson, & […]