IES Awards $160 Million in Grants for Education and Special Education Research

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has awarded 83 grants to applications considered under the August 2017 deadline for research that will increase the evidence base across a wide array of topics in education and special education. The 2018 grants, representing an investment of more than $160 million over five years, are offered through the National Center for Education Research (NCER) and the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER). 

Education Research Grants Program (CFDA 84.305A)

NCER has awarded 54 grants for its 2018 competition to applications considered under the August 2017 deadline, representing an investment of more than $112 million. Forty-one colleges, universities, and research agencies received 2018 NCER Education Research Grants.

Click here to see the full list of 2018 NCER Education Research Grants with links to project abstracts. 

Special Education Research Grants Program (CFDA 84.324A)

NCSER has awarded 29 grants for its 2018 competition to applications considered under the August 2017 deadline, representing an investment of more than $49 million. The Special Education Research Grants have been awarded to 24 colleges, universities, or research agencies.

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NSF Idea Machine Competition Opening Soon

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is planning to open a new prize competition effort in late August to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering for the next eight years. Read more

UFIT: Low-Cost Basic Storage Is Now Available

UF Information Technology (UFIT) now offers a basic storage tier. This is the lowest-cost durable SMB storage option available. Basic storage will be encrypted at rest by default and have a daily snapshot, which is retained for seven days for data recovery purposes. (The snapshots are intended for retrieving your data within a week’s time, provided the data center and the storage devices are intact and not impacted by any true physical damage or disaster.)

The basic storage tier is the simplest of offerings for the archiving and storing of large volumes of digital content/data/files and may be requested through the submission of a myIT ticket to the UFIT Storage Team. The features of the basic storage tier include the following:

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UF DSP Releases New Award Funding Dashboard

The Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) is pleased to announce the release of an interactive Award Funding Dashboard in Enterprise Analytics: the new, improved Enterprise Reporting.

The Sponsored Program data and report suite is now in Enterprise Analytics and the reports in Enterprise Reporting will be sunset and no longer supported as of August 31, 2018. Enterprise Reporting will continue to be the home of other UF data, until all data and reports move into the new platform at a later date.

Access is available via the “Enterprise Analytics” link in myUFL, or by logging in at reporting.it.ufl.edu, using your Gatorlink and password. Roles from Enterprise Reporting have transferred over to Enterprise Analytics, so access should be the same.

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Awarded Projects for July 2018

Congratulations to Lynda Haynes for her award from the Florida Department of Education; Elliot Douglas and Erica McCray for their award from the National Science Foundation; Philip Poekert and Page Pullen for their award from Children’s Services Council of Florida, Inc.; Philip Poekert for his award from Valley of the Sun United Way; and Stephen Smith, Joni Splett, and Ann Daunic for their award from the Institute of Education Sciences.

For more details, see the Awarded Projects table.
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Submitted Projects for July 2018

Best wishes to Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko, Andreas Keil, and Stephen Miller for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; Amber Benedict for her subcontract proposal IES Flow Through from the University of Connecticut; Kara Dawson for her subcontract proposal IES Flow Through from Pacific University; Herman Knopf for his subcontract proposal DHHS Flow Through from the University of South Carolina; Page Pullen and Holly Lane for their proposal to the US Department of Education/OSERS; Philip Poekert for his proposals to Study Edge; Philip Poekert for his proposal to Southwest Human Development; Philip Poekert for his proposal to Lauren’s Kids; Philip Poekert for his proposal to the Alachua County School Board; Christopher Redding, Isaac McFarlin, David Miller, and Justin Ortagus for their proposal to the Florida Department of Education; Patricia Snyder for her proposal to the Santa Clara County Office of Education; and Dennis Kramer for his proposal to General Services Administration.

For more details, see the Submitted Projects table.
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Summer Grant Proposal Submissions: Update

Faculty in the COE are submitting 11 proposals this summer including 8 Institute of Education Sciences (IES) proposals many with the same deadline. To accommodate all submissions, the OER requests that PIs schedule an appointment time with Brian Lane blane@coe.ufl.edu to ensure all proposals are finalized and uploaded successfully before the deadline.

Also, if you have not already done so, please send a Capital Needs form for each submission to Ana Puig anapuig@coe.ufl.edu and Brian Lane blane@coe.ufl.edu. Read more

IES Offers Webinars for FY 2019 Funding Opportunities

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is hosting webinars to offer information about FY 2019 funding opportunities. Staff from the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) and the National Center for Education Research (NCER) will provide presentations, transcripts, and closed-caption video recordings.

All webinars will be recorded and the recording, presentation, and transcript will be available soon after the live webinar is held.

IES has already hosted the following webinars:  Read more

Changes Are Coming to What Works Clearinghouse

Excerpted from Message from the IES Director

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is exploring ways to improve the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), a flagship product of IES since its inception.

The WWC recently passed its 15th birthday and has gone through many changes since then to ensure that it continues to help the nation identify what works for whom and under what conditions.

Here are some of the general directions IES will be exploring:

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UFIRST FYI: Project IDC Returns

Each year, the Office of the Vice President for Research returns indirect costs collected from grants and contracts during the preceding fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) to principal investigators, department chairs, and if appropriate, directors of certain authorized centers. The current distributions are at Project Manager (formerly Project PI) 10%; Department Chair 7.5%; and if a center is identified in UFIRST as supporting the project, then 7.5% to the Center Director. The remainder of the indirect costs collected are returned to the college after Sponsored Program Assessment (SPA) tax is assessed.

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Fall 2018 NSF Grants Conference: Update

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will hold its 50th Anniversary, Fall 2018 Conference November 8­–9 in New Orleans, LA. Registration will open on Thursday, September 6 at 12:00 PM EST. NSF anticipates the conference will reach capacity very quickly and encourages you to register as soon as it opens.

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Awarded Projects for June 2018

Congratulations to Christy Gabbard for her awards from the Florida Department of Education; Lynda Hayes for her award from the Florida Department of Education; Herman Knopf for his subcontract awards Institute for Child Success Flow Through from the University of South Carolina; Holly Lane for her James Patterson Family Foundation Flow Through award from the UF Foundation; Philip Poekert for his award from Florida’s Office of Early Learning;  Philip Poekert for his subcontract award Children’s Trust Flow Through from Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe; and Melissa Ralston for her award from the Monique Burr Foundation for Children.

For more details, see the Awarded Projects table.

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Submitted Projects for June 2018

Best wishes to Jacqueline Swank and Sondra Smith for their proposal to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Lynda Hayes for her proposals to the Florida Department of Education; Alice Kay Emery for her proposal to the Florida Department of Education; Donald Pemberton, Philip Poekert, and Walter Leite for their proposal to Florida’s Office of Early Learning; Philip Poekert for his proposal to the Alachua County School Board; Philip Poekert, Holly Lane, and Paige Pullen for their proposal to the U.S. Department of Education; Philip Poekert for his subcontract proposal Jim Moran Foundation Flow Through from the UF Foundation; Philip Poekert for his proposal to the Stranahan Foundation; Philip Poekert and Paige Pullen for their proposal to the Florida Department of Education; Philip Poekert for his proposal to Valley of the Sun United Way; and Melissa Ralston for her proposal to the Monique Burr Foundation for Children.

For more details, see the Submitted Projects table. Read more

Summer Grant Proposal Submissions

Due to the high number of proposals submitted during the summer, please contact Ana Puig in OER if you intend to pursue a grant.  Advanced notice will help with preparations to provide services to all. Also, if you have not already done so, please send a Capital Needs form for each submission.

We look forward to working with you!

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Grants.gov Releases New Mobile App

The new Grants.gov mobile app allows you to search, subscribe to, and share federal funding opportunities. Download the Grants.gov mobile app on Google Play or Apple’s App Store.

Using Quick Search, you can search for specific topics or funding agencies. If you see a potential opportunity, you can subscribe to get alerts if the funding agency makes updates to the announcement. You can also share opportunities with colleagues.

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