Reminder: Incoming Proposals through Early January 2020

The holiday season is here and we at OER want to make sure your proposal submissions for the rest of 2019 and early 2020 are on our radar. If you intend to submit a proposal due between now and early January, please let us know. We need to set up an accelerated submission deadline to account for university closure.

Moving forward, please make every effort to alert us about proposals at least one month in advance so we can plan for your support.

Please also remember the deadline policies for the submission of proposals:

  • DSP Deadline: 9 am one business day prior to the date of the sponsor’s deadline.
  • COE OER Deadline: 9 am two business days prior to DSP’s deadline.

As always, we look forward to working with you.

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UF Office of Research Provides List of Early Career Funding Opportunities

Funding agencies often sponsor programs specifically targeting early-career scholars, especially those at the post-doctoral or assistant professor rank. These targeted programs come from public and private sources, and may be recurring or one-time programs.

The UF Division of Research Program Development (DRPD) tracks early-career opportunities here, updating the list on a semi-regular basis. Please direct any questions to the DRPD staff.

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UF Office of Research Updates Its Foreign Activities and Disclosure Webpage

In an attempt to clarify expectations regarding disclosures of non-University activities and resources available in support of our faculty’s research programs, the UF Office of Research has added information to the Foreign Activities Disclosure page at

Please review the page and contact the appropriate offices listed in the Need Help? Section with any questions.

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From IES Director Schneider: Update on Topic Areas and Upcoming RFAs

In his recent blog, Institute of Education Sciences Director Mark Schneider has provided an update to his efforts to change research topic areas and RFAs.

See Dr. Schneider’s December 9, 2019 blog article for the full update.

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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring Nominations are Open

Please consider nominating top faculty mentors for the 2019–2020 cycle of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). PAESMEM are the highest honors bestowed upon STEM mentors by the U.S. government.

The nomination deadline is December 15, 2019 and the application deadline is January 15, 2020.

To submit a nomination, please see the PAESMEM Nomination webpage.

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AERA Seeks Applicants for Institute on Statistical Analysis

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grants Program, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is pleased to announce the AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis: Development of Mathematics Competencies in Early Childhood. This professional development and research capacity building activity is directed to advanced graduate students and early career scholars.

Participants will be selected through a competitive application process aimed at identifying emerging scholars who are poised to conduct research around mathematics learning and education in early education.

The application deadline is December 18, 2019 (11:59 pm Pacific time).

The institute will be held on February 23–27, 2020 in Laguna Beach California. Participants will receive support covering the institute fees, transportation, lodging, and group meals. Please see the Call for Applications for further information.

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Reminder: 2020 Research Opportunity Seed Fund Applications Are Due Jan 6

The applications for the 2020 Research Opportunity Seed Fund (ROF) are due to OER by January 6, 2020 at 5 pm.

Please submit your proposal (in a single-file PDF) to

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NIH Provides Supplements for Research on Sexual and Gender Minority Populations

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding administrative supplements for research on sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations.

If you have an NIH grant and want to take advantage of this opportunity for supplemental funding to incorporate SGM populations into your project, and/or seek a collaborator with LGBTQ+ health expertise to help you take advantage of this opportunity, please contact, Bonnie Moradi, director of the UF Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at or 273-0387.

Application due dates are January 31, 2020 for FY 2020 and January 25, 2021 for FY 2021, by 5:00 pm.

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NSF Provides FAQs for the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program for Submission in Years 2020 – 2025

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has provided a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program solicitation. The proposal deadline is July 27, 2020 and on the fourth Monday of July, annually thereafter.

For more information, see the NSF FAQ CAREER webpage.

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ARISE Network Offers a Venue for Disseminating Scholarship

Advancing Research & Innovation in the STEM Education of Preservice Teachers in High-Need School Districts (ARISE) collects and shares information about topics and strategies for research and evidence-based innovations.

Please consider using the ARISE network as an additional venue (i.e., in addition to refereed publications, conference presentations, etc.) for disseminating your scholarship.

To submit your work, see the ARISE Opportunities webpage.

To view the latest ARISE monthly newsletter, see

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Reminder: Research Recruitment via Facebook

If you intend to post advertisements on the UF Studies Facebook page, you must have a meeting with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Recruitment Center and attach a letter of approval for the recruitment method in your myIRB submission.

You can contact the CTSI Recruitment Center for a no-cost consultation at any point in your study, even before submitting for IRB approval. Start by requesting a consultation using the online form or emailing Deaven Hough at

For further information regarding the use of any social media for research recruitment, please refer to the guidelines at

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Awarded Projects for November 2019

Congratulations to Chris Curran for his subcontract award National Institute of Justice Flow Through from the University of Maryland Baltimore County; Lynda Hayes for her subcontract award Florida Department of Education Flow Through from the University of South Florida; John Kranzler and Kathrin Maki for their award from Texas Woman’s University; Michelina MacDonald for her award from St. Johns River Water Management District; and Tina Smith-Bonahue, Kristen Kemple, Anne Corinne Manley, and Sondra Smith for their subcontract award Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Flow Through from the University of Florida Foundation.

For more details, see the Awarded Projects table.

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Submitted Projects for November 2019

Best wishes to Julie Brown, Catherine Paolucci, and Anne Corinne Manley for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; Julie Brown, Mark Pacheco, and Ellen Davis for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; Julie Brown for her subcontract proposal National Science Foundation Flow Through from the University of North Carolina; Chris Curran and Mark Pacheco for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; Maya Israel for her proposal to the National Science Foundation; Chonika Coleman King, Christopher Busey, and Rose Pringle for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; Philip Poekert for his proposal to Naples Children and Education Foundation; Wanli Xing and Steven Johnson for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; and Wanli Xing for his subcontract proposal National Science Foundation Flow Through from Science Education Solutions.

For more details, see the Submitted Projects table.

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