COE Accomplishments in 2017

Welcome Back! We want to congratulate the COE faculty for their accomplishments in 2017 and look forward to continued success in 2018. We are constantly looking for opportunities for external funding to share. Please contact us. We are here to help!

Listed below are some noteworthy statistics from the 2016 fiscal year:

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COE Research Event: 2018 Corporate & Foundation Relations Workshop

The COE Office of Educational Research (OER) cordially invites you to attend the 2018 Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR) Workshop jointly sponsored by OER, COE Development Office, and the UF Foundation (UFF). The workshop will focus on funding opportunities from corporations and private foundations in the state of Florida and beyond.

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 11am – 1pm

Where: 158 Dean’s Conference Room, Old Norman Hall

Lunch will be provided!

Please RSVP using the following link:

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UF Provides Courtesy Summaries of Research Training

The Office of Research, Enterprise Systems, and Training & Organizational Development are pleased to announce a new service for UF researchers: courtesy transcripts of research-related trainings.

Anyone with active research training in the system will receive an email that lists (a) research trainings and (b) when they expire. This is a courtesy transcript and there is nothing that recipients must do. These courtesy transcripts will be sent in the middle of every December and June starting in December 2017.

The courtesy transcript was developed because many researchers expressed frustration related to renewing their research-related training. Some of the issues that the courtesy transcript will resolve include the following:

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NSF Proposal Preparation and Submission in Begins in April

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has been involved in a multi-year initiative to modernize the proposal submission process and transition from using FastLane to Beginning in April 2018, proposers can choose to prepare and submit non-collaborative research proposals in FastLane or Collaborative proposals must still be submitted in FastLane.

As always, the COE Office of Educational Research (OER) will be available to assist with uploads or any questions you may have concerning the eventual transition of all proposal preparation and submission functionality from FastLane to

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NSF Updates Its Account Management System

This spring, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is implementing changes to the way the research community maintains account and user profile information in FastLane and

NSF will centralize and streamline the account registration process for the external research community providing each user with a single profile and unique identifier (i.e., NSF ID) to be used across all NSF systems.

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NSF Provides Overview of Its Public Access Policy and Public Access Repository Requirements

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Public Access Policy reflects NSF’s commitment to ensuring that the American public, industry, and scientific community have access to federally funded scientific research results.

As such, NSF requires principal investigators to deposit a copy of any peer-reviewed journal publication (either the final accepted version or the version of record) or any juried conference paper into the NSF Public Access Repository (NSF-PAR) in order to report that publication or conference paper in annual or final project reports.

NSF has also developed a streamlined process to support publication and related metadata entry in annual and final project reports.

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NSF Launches Responses to Natural Disasters Website

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has created a new website NSF Responses to Natural Disasters in an effort to highlight policy designed to provide flexibility for meeting deadlines during a natural or anthropogenic disaster. The site offers guidance about NSF policies during a natural disaster and lists all NSF communications about recent disasters.

If a disaster prevents a proposer from submitting on time, proposers should follow the guidance provided by the NSF Program Officer. NSF will evaluate each proposal on a case-by-case basis. In general, NSF permits extension of the deadline by up to five business days.

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NSF Provides Guidance on Unfunded Collaborations

Except in limited cases, the National Science Foundation (NSF) prohibits voluntary committed cost sharing in proposals. However, proposers may include voluntary uncommitted cost sharing.

Voluntary uncommitted cost sharing must not be included in the budget or budget justification. Instead, any substantial collaboration with individuals not included in the budget should be described in the Facilities, Equipment and Other Resources section of the proposal and documented in a letter of collaboration from each collaborator.

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NSF Fall 2017 Grants Conference Webcast is Available Online

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Fall 2017 Grants Conference Webcast is now available online. You can view all the presentations and recordings of the plenary sessions from the NSF Grants Conference on the NSF Resource Center website.

Topics include the following: Types of NSF Funding Opportunities, Proposal Preparation, Award Management, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program, Merit Review, and more.

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ERIC Releases Revised Selection Policy

Following an extensive review, including consultation with stakeholders and opportunity for public comment, the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) has released a revised Selection Policy.

This policy goes into effect in January 2018 and applies to new materials added to ERIC. No previously published records in ERIC will be removed as a result of this selection policy.

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Awarded Projects for December 2017

Congratulations to Lynda Hayes for her award from the Florida Department of Education; Philip Poekert for his awards from Study Edge; and Philip Poekert and Donald Pemberton for their award from Study Edge.

For more details, see the Awarded Projects table.

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Submitted Projects for December 2017

Best wishes to Timothy Jacobbe for his Subcontract IES Flow Through from Florida State University; Ashley MacSuga-Gage for her Subcontract Florida Department of Education Flow Through from the University of South Florida; Donald Pemberton, Philip Poekert, and Walter Leite for their proposal to Florida’s Office of Early Learning; Donald Pemberton for his proposal to Lauren’s Kids; Philip Poekert and Delores James for their proposal to the Health Information Project; Philip Poekert for his proposal to the Lafayette Parish School System; and Philip Poekert for his proposals to Bright From the Start Georgia Department of Early Care & Learning.

For more details, see the Submitted Projects table.

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