Research Spotlight: Gage Jeter

Q & A with Gage Jeter, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning

What basic questions does your research seek to answer?

In what ways do online doctoral students experience academic writing processes, and how might structured online writing supports influence their writing processes and products within and beyond their experience in a primarily online program?

How do preservice teachers engage in critical and social justice literacy practices in both online and face-to-face spaces?

What critical incidents influence queer faculty experiences, and how might intentionally and collaboratively reflecting on those experiences act against heteronormative and hegemonic systems and spaces?

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10 Common Problems Facing Grant Writers

Excerpted from Grant Training Center blogs April 22, 2019 and May 13, 2019 by Mathilda Harris

1. Timelines:

“We can never find the time to dedicate to writing grant proposals.”
The most important solution is to work proactively rather than reactively. One participant said that her not-for-profit developed a yearly timeline of the grants they wished to submit, rather than waiting for the announcements, which can come as late as 10 days prior to the submission deadline.
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NIH Provides Information on Foreign Components

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires reporting of foreign components in both new applications and progress reports.  NIH defines foreign component as follows:

The performance of any significant scientific element or segment of a project outside of the United States, either by the recipient or by a researcher employed by a foreign organization, whether or not grant funds are expended.

Activities that would meet this definition include, but are not limited to the following:

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NIH Offers Samples of Funded Grant Proposals

In an effort to help researchers new to writing grant applications, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is making available samples of successful applications, summary statements, sharing plans, leadership plans, and more. Some of the examples include the following types of proposals: R01, R03, R15, R21, SBIR/STTR, K, and F.

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NIH Releases New Version of eRA Website

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched its newly redesigned electronic Research Administration (eRA) website. The site provides improved accessibility and resources, including updated information on navigating eRA systems like eRA Commons.

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Registration is Open for the 2019 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference

Registration is now open for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 2019 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference. The conference will be held July 24 – 26, 2019. The theme of this year’s conference is Providing Evidence to Drive Education. The conference is free and open to the public.

The deadline for online registration is July 5, 2019. For more information, including where to register, please visit the 2019 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference information website. Highlights of the conference include the following:

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Reminder: AERA Call for Submissions Is Open for 2020 Annual Meeting

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2020 Annual Meeting call for paper and session submissions deadline is July 10, 2019.

To submit, see the 2020 Annual Meeting Call for Paper and Session Submissions website. The AERA 2020 Annual Meeting will be held Friday, April 17 – Tuesday, April 21 in San Francisco. The theme is The Power and Possibilities for the Public Good When Researchers and Organizational Stakeholders Collaborate.

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NSF Requests Comments on Guidelines for 2020

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is requesting comments on the draft Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) NSF 20-1 effective in January 2020. The deadline for comments is July 29, 2019.

The draft NSF PAPPG is now available for your review and consideration on the NSF Policy Office website. To facilitate review, revised text has been highlighted in yellow throughout the document to identify significant changes along with comments explaining the change. Read more

IES Seeks Feedback on REL Program

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is seeking feedback about what works well in the current Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Program, what can be improved, and the kinds of resources and services related to evidence-based practice and data use that are most needed by educators and policymakers to improve student outcomes.

IES seeks comments that are practical, specific, and actionable, and that demonstrate a familiarity with the mission and work of the RELs.

Please send feedback to NCEE.Feedback@ed.gov by September 6, 2019. IES is particularly interested in responses to the following questions:

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UFIT Reports Predatory Academic Journals and Conferences Targeting Faculty

UF faculty are receiving suspicious emails purportedly from legitimate Open Access journals and conferences. They are actually from predatory companies disinterested in furthering scholarly research. Their only goal is to make money and steal academic output.

UFIT has blocked 636 million email messages this academic year. However, predatory emails are not necessarily caught by the SPAM-blocking technology in use, since these emails do not contain malicious attachments and generally link to a recognized web domain.

Damon G. Lamb, UF assistant professor of psychiatry, has prepared this list of recommendations to consider before submitting an Open Access article or conference presentation.

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Getting Started with UF’s Research Computing Environment

UFIT’s Research Computing team facilitates supercomputing resources for UF by supporting faculty research and discovery via the use of HiPerGator and by offering expert consulting and proposal support services. You can access Research Computing resources and services by first obtaining a research computing account. See UFIT’s Getting Started webpage for more information and to request an account. 

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UFIT Enables Zoom Pro Accounts for UF

UF’s Zoom enterprise (campus-wide) licensing agreement provides a Zoom Pro level account to all faculty, students, and staff with active Gatorlink login credentials. Zoom Pro accounts include unlimited meetings of up to 100 participants, screen sharing, conference recording, and chat. Large group (100+) webinars and dedicated Zoom Rooms are also available at an additional cost. While the Zoom service has been available at UF since last summer, several updates went live on May 13, 2019.

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UFIT Announces Price Reduction for Storage Backup Services

A price reduction for UFIT’s storage backup service will go into effect July 1, 2019. The minimum savings customers will see is 40%, with further reduction in costs for customers who frequently request data recovery. Another advantage of the new pricing is that departments can accurately budget for storage needs, because costs will be predictable based on amount of data stored.

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UFIT Offers Free Summer Training

UFIT offers face-to-face, webinars, and “just-in-time” (pre-taped) trainings for research and instructional faculty, graduate students/TAs, and staff. Visit UFIT’s Training webpage, select your “Affiliation,” and then choose the “Format” of training you wish to complete. You can also see all available training by not checking any of the format types.

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Awarded Projects for May 2019

Congratulations to Herman Knopf and Mildred Maldonado Molina for their award from Florida’s Office of Early Learning; and Philip Poekert for his awards from Florida’s Office of Early Learning and the Lafayette Parish School System.

For more details, see the Awarded Projects table.

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