Entries by patcasey

UF Research Adopting UF Campus COVID-19 Guidelines for Activities in Research

Effective immediately, UF Research will adopt the UF Campus COVID-19 Guidelines found at https://coronavirus.ufl.edu/resources/health-guidance/ as the requirements for UF research activities, with the exception of certain human subject research. The previous requirements within the Research Resumption Plan, implemented last spring at the height of the pandemic, regarding limited numbers of persons per square foot, as well […]

UF/IFAS 4-H Program Invites COE Faculty Collaborations

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Florida 4-H program annually engages approximately 200,000 young people ages 5-18 in developmental and educational programs. These youth are guided and mentored by more than 7,000 volunteers and UF/IFAS Extension faculty and staff in every Florida county. Florida 4-H staff are interested in exploratory […]

NVIDIA Deep-Learning Institute Offerings

NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Institute (DLI) online courses are available free to UF faculty, students, and staff. The course examples can easily be ported to the HiPerGator AI cluster and integrated into a researcher’s work or professor’s classes. Students, faculty, and staff can email UFIT’s AI Support team IT-RC-AI@UFL.EDU for a course code to take any of the self-paced classes. […]

Awarded Projects for April 2021

Congratulations to Christopher Anthony for his subcontract award IES Flow Through from Pennsylvania State University; and Chris Curran and Mark Pacheco for their award from the National Science Foundation. For more details, see the Awarded Projects table.

Submitted Projects for April 2021

Best wishes to Mary Bratsch-Hines for her proposal to Take Stock in Children; Maria Coady and Nidza Marichal for their proposal to the U.S. Department of Education/OELA; Chris Curran for his proposal to the U.S. Department of Justice/NIJ; Christy Gabbard for her proposal to the Florida Department of Education; Lynda Hayes for her proposals to […]


Research Spotlight: Wei Li

Q & A with Wei Li, Assistant Professor in the School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education What basic questions does your research seek to answer? I am a quantitative researcher. My research centers on the development and application of experimental and quasi-experimental methods to address issues in education and policy studies. Currently, […]

Biden’s American Jobs Plan Targets $180 Billion Investment in R&D

In his American Jobs Plan, President Biden is calling on Congress to invest $180 billion in R&D and the technologies of the future. Two of the initiatives in particular may impact upcoming funding opportunities for the college: In the initiative to advance U.S. leadership in critical technologies and upgrade America’s research infrastructure, President Biden is […]

NSF Enables Three New Proposal Types in Research.gov

Effective March 22, 2021, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has enabled three new proposal types in the Research.gov Proposal Submission System and in the recently launched Research.gov Proposal Preparation Demo Site. These are the Facilitation Awards for Scientists and Engineers with Disabilities (FASED), Equipment, and Travel proposal types. Research.gov is being developed incrementally, and features […]

New Framework Provides Guidance for Broader Impacts in Research Proposals

A new framework for articulating broader impacts in research proposals is now available from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. NSF’s existing criteria for evaluating research proposals through both intellectual merit and broader impacts remain unchanged. The new framework offers guidance on how researchers can better articulate the potential […]

From the IES Director: The Road to Learning Recovery

Institute of Education Sciences Director Mark Schneider announced that IES has been awarded $100 million from the American Rescue Plan to conduct research related to learning losses caused by COVID-19. IES will use these funds to help support learning recovery. Dr. Schneider believes these investments stand to help the nation recover as quickly as possible—and […]

From the IES Director: Compete to Win the XPRIZE Digital Learning Challenge

On March 22, 2021 the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) announced its first sponsorship of an XPRIZE. The Digital Learning Challenge is designed to incentivize developers of digital learning platforms to build, modify, and then test an infrastructure to run rigorous experiments that can be implemented and replicated faster than traditional on-ground randomized control trials. The […]

SRCD Hosts 2021 Virtual Biennial Meeting

The Foundation for Child Development is pleased to announce featured sessions at the upcoming Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) 2021 Virtual Biennial Meeting April 7–9, 2021. The Foundation’s sessions highlight the work of grantees, Young Scholars Program, and the New York City Early Childhood Research Network. Register here for an April session beginning […]

Reminder: AERA Holds 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

Register now and join thousands of scholars from education research and aligned fields and disciplines in the 2021 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Virtual Meeting April 8–12, 2021. Select from over 2,200 sessions featuring high quality and timely education research. Click here to view registration information, program information, meeting services, exhibits and sponsorship, facts at a glance, and training videos.