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U.S. ED Releases Proposed Priorities for Competitive Grant Programs

The U.S. Department of Education (U.S. ED) has released the Secretary’s proposed priorities for competitive grant programs. The priorities will allow U.S. ED and program participants to focus limited federal resources in areas of greatest educational need and on multiple issues related to improving student outcomes. U.S. ED will consider comments before issuing the final […]

Grants.gov Phases Out Legacy PDF Application Package

In the past, applicants have downloaded and filled out a single, big PDF application package that contained all the forms (i.e., the “legacy PDF application package”). To improve the application experience Grants.gov launched Workspace in October 2015. By December 31, 2017, the 2-year lead time for transitioning will end, and the legacy PDF application package […]

UF Office of Research: Limited Submission Process

Funding agencies are increasingly restricting the number of applications an institution can submit in response to many funding opportunities. The UF Office of Research has established guidelines for selecting the proposal (or proposals) that will be submitted in response to a limited submission program. A review of the limited submission process and relevant links are […]

Awarded Projects for October 2017

Congratulations to Michael Bowie and Nancy Waldron for their award from the Florida Department of Education; Mary Brownell, Margaret “Meg” Kamman, and Erica McCray for their award from the US Department of Education/OSEP; Dennis Kramer for his IPA assignment from the General Services Administration; Donald Pemberton for his award from the University of Florida Foundation, […]

Submitted Projects for October 2017

Best wishes to Susan Butler and Nancy Ruzycki for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; Carlos Vallejos, Kent Crippen,  Salvador Gezan, Melanie Correll, Gerrit Hoogenboom, Maia Martcheva, and Ana Conesa for their proposal to the National Science Foundation;  Kara Dawson for her proposal to Pacific University, National Science Foundation Flow Through; Donald Pemberton for […]

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Research Spotlight: Ashley MacSuga-Gage

Q & A with Ashley MacSuga-Gage, Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies What basic questions does your research seek to answer? My research is focused on two main issues: What are the essential skills that teachers need to exhibit in order to effectively manage a classroom? […]

Fall 2017 NSF Grants Virtual Conference Registration Is Open

Experience the Fall 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference virtually. NSF is pleased to announce that the upcoming conference in Phoenix, AZ on November 13 – 14 will be webcast live to the research community. View the plenary sessions to gain key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF including the […]

UF Informatics Institute hosts ResearchVault Day

The UF Informatics Institute will host ResearchVault Day Thursday, November 9 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ResearchVault Day will feature a total of four speakers from the Office of Research, Research Computing, and Information Security Office. Lunch is included for attendees. The presentations will be high-level and outline the roadmap for using UF’s ResearchVault.  To […]

Qualtrics Offers Free Online Event

Qualtrics is offering a free online event for researchers from October 16 – 19. The Qualtrics ExperienceWeek event will feature dedicated speakers and sessions for improving academic research. Presenters will share compelling stories and best practices for researchers, professors, and administrators. The dedicated academic sessions include the following:

Assessing the Threat Posed by Small Inaccuracies in Evaluations That Seek to Detect Small Effects

The recent trend to design studies that detect smaller impacts may create the challenge of guarding against smaller inaccuracies or biases. A new report from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) National Center for Education Evaluation (NCEE) finds that small inaccuracies can pose a real threat in evaluations that need to detect small impacts. The […]

Open Access Journals and Predatory Publications

Excerpted from the Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops blog There are numerous reputable open-access journals; however, the number of publishers who use open-access to defraud authors and readers by promising reputable publishing platforms, but failing to do so, has expanded dramatically. The term “Predatory Publishing” has been coined to refer to this practice (Beall, J. […]

New Resource Helps Teachers Implement Evidence-based Practices

Based on user feedback, the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) has launched a new resource, Instructional Tips, to help educators implement the recommendations from WWC Practice Guides. Each Instructional Tips publication is a stand-alone pdf document. An accompanying pdf document describes the evidence base that supports the recommended practices.

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 […]