New Proposal Preparation for NSF – FastLane Sundowning

Starting January 2023, all new proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation (NSF) will need to be prepared and submitted through or, as FastLane will no longer be used. The new features will include expanded Where to Apply options, the Project Data form required for proposals, and more. The new system modernizes the user experience and automates compliance checking More information about this change in the proposal submission process is available on NSF’s website. A demo site is also currently available for exploration. NSF is strongly encouraging that researchers begin to use now to facilitate the transition and provide feedback on areas of improvement. OER will continue to facilitate proposal upload for all faculty through this new system.

PCORI Funding Announcement for Science of Engagement

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has announced a funding opportunity that is forecasted to open on Tueday, July 12, 2022. The UF Office of Research wants to give interested faculty enough time to form teams and working groups in anticipation of this opportunity. The requested proposals will build an evidence base on stakeholder and patient engagement in research, including measurement studies and testing engagement techniques, particularly for underrepresented populations. If you have any questions, please contact Sobha at or Gail at

Association of Teacher Educators – Research Award

The Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) has opened applications for their Distinguished Research in Teacher Education award sponsored by the Robert Schuck Fund. The award was established to recognize and promote exceptional research that substantially contributes to the improvement of teacher education. More information is available on the award page. Recipients are expected to present their research at an awards ceremony in February 2023. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 1, 2022.

2022 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has announced their annual STATS Data Conference for August 8-12, 2022. It will be 100% virtual as well as free and open to the public. NCES is now accepting presentation proposals with a Monday, May 30th deadline. Highlights include discussions on policy issues, use of education data and data systems, and updates on data collection and reporting. More details will be available as the conference approaches.

Awarded Projects for March 2022

Congratulations to Zandra de Araujo for her award from Miami-Dade County; Lynda Hayes for her two awards from the Florida Department of Education; Herman Knopf for his subcontract Robert Wood Johnson Foundation flow through award from the University of Miami; Paige Pullen for her two awards, one from the United Way Suncoast and one from Riverside County in California; Patricia Snyder and Mary McLean for their subcontract California Department of Education flow through award from Napa County; Joni SplettCarla Fisher, and Janice Raup-Krieger for their award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute; and Pengfei Zhao and Danling Fu for their award from the Spencer Foundation.

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Submitted Projects for March 2022

Best wishes to Stephen Flory, Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko, Whalen Dillon, and Sadie Ryan for their proposal to the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program; Hannah Bayne, Jason Arnold, and Jeffrey Pufahl for their subcontract John Templeton Foundation flow through proposal to Stetson University; Mary Bratsch-Hines, Paige Pullen, Walter Leite, and Wei Li for their proposal to the U.S. Department of Education/IES; Catherine Cavanaugh and Zandra de Araujo for their proposal to the U.S. Department of Education/IES; Chonika Coleman King and Taryrn Brown for their proposal to the Children’s Trust of Alachua County; Elif Akcali and Elayne Colon for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; Zandra de Araujo for her proposal to the Children’s Trust; Hyunyi Jung for her proposal to the National Science Foundation; Ashley MacSuga-Gage for her subcontract U.S. Department of Education/OSERS flow through proposal to the University of Oklahoma-Norman; Kathrin Maki for her subcontract U.S. Department of Education/OESE flow through proposal to Ball State University; Hannah Mathews and Christopher Redding for their subcontract U.S. Department of Education/OSERS flow through proposal to Boston University; Justin Ortagus, Frank Fernandez, and Lindsay Lynch for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; Philip Poekert for his two proposals to Florida’s Office of Early Learning and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education; .Albert Ritzhaupt, Anthony Botelho, and Maya Israel for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; Eunjin “Jinnie” Shin for her proposal to Altus Assessments; and Patricia Snyder, Crystal Bishop, and Brian Reichow for their subcontract U.S. Department of Education flow through proposal to Florida Department of Health/Children’s Medical Services.
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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Open

The 2023-2024 U.S. Scholar Program’s competition is now open. There are over 400 awards being offered in over 130 countries. Fulbright awards allow U.S. citizens to teach, research, and carry out professional projects abroad for up to one year. The program is also providing free webinars to learn more about the available opportunities. Applications are due Thursday, September 15, 2022.

UF Research Announces New Mandatory Courses

UF Research has announced the launch of two new courses developed in coordination with UF HR’s Training and Organizational Development group. The first course, RSH500, will be mandatory for PIs and key personnel. This course on Faculty Stewardship covers key concepts related to effort reporting as well as cost principles. This course replaces mandatory training courses RSH220 & RSH260 for PIs and key personnel participating in sponsored programs. PIs and key personnel who have previously completed RSH220 & RSH230 will be required to complete RSH500 no later than Thursday, September 1, 2022 in order to continue to participate in proposal and award actions for sponsored programs. The second course will be mandatory for research administrators. The courses will be available through myUFL with information on their Research Training page.

UF Call for Proposals: 2022 Advancing Racial Justice

In 2020, UF President Kent Fuchs designated the Black experience, racism, and inequity as the foci for the 2020-2021 academic year. To continue supporting these important and necessary conversations into 2022, UF Research and the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer at UF invite proposals for the second Advancing Racial Justice Seed Fund at the University of Florida. This call invites research and scholarship on Advancing Racial Justice through inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. Research and scholarship in the areas of the Black experience, including anti-Black racism, inequity, culture, joy, and resilience are especially encouraged. In addition, research that highlights intersectionality and the complexities of navigating multiple oppressed identities, will also be considered. The proposal deadline is 5pm, Thursday, June, 30, 2022. For more information, see the Office of Research internal posting.

Research Collaboration Opportunity in Europe for NSF Awardees

For researchers who have an active award with NSF, supplemental funds may be available to pursue research collaboration with European colleagues through the EU-funded European Research Council grants. You can request the list of ERC-funded PIs and researcher teams by emailing Roxanne Nikolaus at and then communicating directly with ERC PIs for a potential research match. European hosts will provide funding to support in-country living expenses during visits. Up to $20,000 may be available. More information on how to request this supplemental funding is available in the NSF’s Dear Colleague Letter. Requests must be received by NSF no later than Friday, May 27, 2022.

Effective Practices for Data Sharing

The National Science Foundation has released a Dear Colleague Letter to provide guidelines on data sharing in scientific research. The guidelines include effective practices for making research data discoverable and citable by other researchers. Proposals to the NSF are required to contain a Data Management Plan (DMP), and this letter addresses ways for NSF grantees to meet these requirements.

NSF Director’s Statement on FY2023 Budget

The executive branch of the federal government has submitted a budget request for FY2023, and the director of NSF has released a related statement. The proposed budget includes over $10 billion for the National Science Foundation. These funds would go to the following priorities: accelerating research and development in climate change and clean energy, advancing equity in science and engineering, expediting technology development in emerging technologies, continuing the construction and procurement of research infrastructure and instrumentation, and supporting NSF operations and award management. More information about anticipated fund allocation is available on the NSF’s budget page. This proposed budget is subject to approval by the U.S. legislative branch.

NSF Announces New Directorate

The National Science Foundation’s Director Sethuraman Panchanathan announced that a new directorate is being created for Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (TIP), the first new directorate in over 30 years. TIP will focus on creating innovative new technologies and advancing research and education across STEM fields. For more information, read the NSF news release.

Office of Research Hosts Early Career Stage Investigator Workshop

The Office of Research is hosting a workshop to encourage proposal submissions by early career faculty and researchers. The workshop will provide a deep-dive into over a dozen federal funding opportunities from NSF, NIH, and more. It initiates the departmentally led red team review process for NSF CAREER proposals, which are due in late July. There will be two sessions offered; please provide your availability in advance.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2022
    9:00am-12:00pm ET
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022
    1:00-4:00pm ET

SAMHSA Webinar: How to Develop a Competitive Grant Application

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is offering a free webinar on how to develop a competitive grant application. It will address the registration process, preparing to apply, key components of a NOFO, responding to evaluation criteria, and resources that are available. Pre-registration is not required.

  • Thursday, April 14, 2022
    2:00pm ET
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2022
    2:00pm ET