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

Free Webinar: The Science of Communicating About AI

UF’s Center for Public Interest Communications will host a free webinar on the science of communicating about your work in artificial intelligence (AI). Learn insights from social, behavioral and cognitive science and real-world examples that can help you communicate more effectively about your work in AI. For people who don’t share your expertise, AI can evoke uncertainty, confusion and even fear. In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn evidence-based methods to build understanding for your work among people with different expertise, including funders, donors, policy makers and collaborators. Register in advance.

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022
    3:00-4:30pm ET

All Things PostAward Webinar

UF MainSpring is presenting an interactive session with representatives from Contracts & Grants on how to maximize reviewing your award and monitoring expenditures with an eye towards a smooth project closeout. In addition to outlining key regulations and facilitating discussions on effort best practices, you will gain tips and tricks on how to leverage these post-award management concepts within your unit. Seating is limited, so register now.

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022
    1:30-4:30pm ET

Awarded Projects for February 2022

Congratulations to Bruce MacFadden, Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko, and Jeremy Waisome for their award from NSF; Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko, Swarup Bhunia, and Mary Jo Koroly for their award from NSF; Maureen Conroyfor her subcontract UD Dept of Education Flow Through award from Virginia Commonwealth University; F. Chris Curran for his award from the U.S. Department of Jstice/NIJ; Ashley Pennypacker Hill for her award from FLDOE;Philip Poekert for his award from Florida’s Office of Early Learning; Anne Seraphine and David Miller for their award from FLDOE; Zuchao Shen and Wei Li for their award from the Spencer Foundation; and Joni Splett for her subcontract U.S. Dept of Ed/OSEP Flow Through award from the University of South Florida.

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Submitted Projects for February 2022

Best wishes to Elif Akcali and Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko for their proposal to NSF; Christopher Anthony for his proposal to NIH; Hannah Mathews for her proposal to the Spencer Foundation; Ana Puig, Jacqueline Swank, and Diana Wilkie for their proposal to NIH; Paige Pullen and Philip Poekert for their proposal to FL DOE; Paige Pullen for her proposal to Shirley Proctor Puller Foundation; and Sandip Ray, Wanli Xing, Swarup Bhunia, and Janise McNair for their proposal to NSF.

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UF COE Announces 2022-2023 CRIF Award

The UF College of Education has announced its 2022-2023 College Research Incentive Fund (CRIF) opportunity to support faculty efforts to develop programmatic research that contributes to the college’s mission. This opportunity is solely provided by indirect costs (IDC) return from grants acquired by the college’s principal investigators. The primary purpose of the CRIF is to provide seed funding that will lead to a strong proposal for external funding. One CRIF award (up to $25,000) is offered to supplement other sources of support for research. For the purpose of the CRIF award, PIs on the proposals must be COE faculty members. See Guidelines email for more information, including the funding priorities. Submit application electronically in a single-file PDF to research@coe.ufl.edu by 5pm on April 4, 2022.

2022 DSP Proposals Team Community Q&A

UF’s Division of Sponsored Programs is hosting a virtual Q&A session dedicated to UFIRST proposals on Zoom. You will be able to meet virtually with representatives of the DSP Proposals Team and ask questions related to proposal preparation and submission. These sessions are designed to address your individual questions and needs while everyone can have open access to information as well. Additional details, including Zoom link, will follow in the week before the Q&A. Even if you do not have a specific question, feel free to drop by. Any questions about the session can be directed to ufproposals@ufl.edu.

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022
    9:00-10:00am ET

Workshop for Fulbright Proposals through Office for Global Research Engagement

UF’s Office for Global Research Engagement (OGRE) supports faculty in international research, teaching, and community engagement. They can help strategize funding opportunities and are offering a hybrid workshop on “How to Prepare a Successful U.S. Scholar Fulbright Application” for UF Faculty. For more information on the event, emailogre@ufic.ufl.edu.

  • Monday, March 28, 2022
    12:00-1:30pm ET

NSF Presents: New Approaches to Representing Women in Science

The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) is hosting an online dialogue between two historians of science and a multidisciplinary artist moderated by a science historian from the National Portrait Gallery. The panel will discuss recent attempts at representation of women in the history of science through portraiture and biography. They will explore the challenge of subverting established historical narratives and defining women’s participation in the history of science. They will also examine the role of collaboration in producing and consuming these histories, the use of new technologies and media platforms, and efforts to identify and engage audiences. Registration for this event is free though required.

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022
    5:00-6:00pm ET

IES Research Methods Training Program

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is funding four research methods training programs this upcoming summer. These in-person workshops support the training of current education researchers to expand and upgrade their methodological skills. These trainings will cover cluster-randomized trials, advanced single-case research methods, economic evaluation, and meta-analysis. Costs to attend are covered in varying degrees by grants, and some scholarships may be available. Click Read More to see the workshop information.

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Awarded Projects for January 2022

Congratulations to Philip Poekert for his award from Children First Professional Development Center; Paige Pullen for her two awards from the Raymond School District – Lamprey River Elementary School and the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County; and Darbianne Shannon for her subcontract ACF Flow Through award from the University of South Carolina at Columbia.

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