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Research Spotlight: Elliott Woehler

Q & A with Elliott Woehler, Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education

What basic questions does your research seek to answer?

How can we train counselors to be able to engage in deeper therapeutic relationships?

How can we incorporate an attachment and relational framework into addictions counseling education?

What makes your work interesting?

My work focuses on an overlooked aspect of the teaching and training of counselors, and particularly addictions counselors, including personal development and relational aptitudes. I have worked with a team of students highly interested in the relational aspects of counseling to design training protocols that are personal, engaging, and draw out student experiences. For me, observing a student’s reflection on his or her way of being with others is engaging. To be able to observe patterns about how students process what they learn about themselves in relation to clinical practice is the essence of being a clinically focused counselor educator.

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Introducing UF’s AI Initiative

Join the University of Florida’s Office of State Government Relations and UF’s Vice President for Research, Dr. David Norton in a discussion about UF’s Artificial Intelligence Initiative.

August 20, 2020
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT 

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uf-insights-introducing-ufs-ai-initiative-tickets-116132897623

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MainSpring Seminar: NSF Research.gov and Biosketch/Current & Pending Forms Changes

NSF Fastlane is going away, and UF is supporting the transition to Research.gov for NSF proposal submissions. Join us as we walk through preparing a proposal in Research.gov and gain insight from a UF Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) and departmental perspective on lessons learned. We will also show how to create a bioksetch in SciENcv, and highlight recent NSF updates to biosketches and current and pending forms.

August 25, 2020
10:00am – 11:30 am

Registration  closes Monday, August 18.

 

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NSF Offers Research.gov Video Tutorials

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research.gov Proposal Submission System modernizes proposal submission and improves the user experience. The new system has been developed incrementally as capabilities are migrated from FastLane to Research.gov.

NSF offers several Research.gov video tutorials and an FAQs webpage.

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FAQs on NSF’s Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-26: Extension of Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Due to Loss of Operations

Last month the National Science Foundation (NSF) issued guidance on NSF’s implementation of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum (M-20-26), titled, Extension of Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Due to Loss of Operations.

NSF remains committed to working with the Administration, other federal agencies, and the research community to effectively respond to the COVID-19 national emergency. In order to support charges against NSF awards, recipients are reminded of their responsibility to maintain appropriate records and documentation to support the charges in accordance with institutional policies and procedures.

FAQs relating to NSF’s implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-26 for NSF proposers and awardees and for NSF major facility cooperative agreement recipients are available on NSF’s website.

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Changes to NIH Notice of Award Coming October 1

Starting on October 1, 2020, applicants will see a new layout of Page One of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Notice of Award (NoA). This new layout is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Reinvent Grants Management initiative to standardize the NoA across various HHS systems and reduce the burden on applicants.

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From the IES Director: IES Plays the Long Game

More than a year ago, when the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) began to think about the Standards for Excellence in Education Research (SEER), no one imagined SEER would define characteristics of how IES structures so much of its work. Most of the SEER principles just seemed like good science and essential for good policy.

Over the coming weeks, the IES Director Mark Schneider plans a series of blogs starting with four components of SEER—with coverage of the other SEER domains likely. The first four are as follows:

  • Long-term outcomes
  • Costs
  • Core components
  • Common measures

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5 Essential Grants.gov Resources for New Federal Grant Applicants

No matter what screen you are on in Grants.gov, you can click the help icon which opens a new window with relevant articles. New applicants will want to bookmark several help-related resources for quick and easy access such as the following:

Training Videos

The Grants.gov YouTube Channel

Learn Grants

The Grants.gov Learn Grants section presents new applicants with a high-level overview of the Federal Grants world.

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Awarded Projects for July 2020

Congratulations to Chonika Coleman King for her subcontract award NSF Flow Through from the University of Tennessee; Maureen Conroy for her subcontract award NIH Flow Through from Virginia Commonwealth University; Justin Ortagus for his award from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation; Philip Poekert for his award from New Profit, Inc., Philip Poekert for his award from the School Board of Seminole County; and Paige Pullen and Philip Poekert for their award from Pinellas County.

For more details, see the Awarded Projects table.

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Submitted Projects for July 2020

Best wishes to Pasha Antonenko, Kara Dawson, Albert Ritzhaupt, and Jonathan Martin for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; Pasha Antonenko for his proposal to the National Science Foundation; Maureen Conroy for her subcontract proposal SRI International Flow Through from Virginia Commonwealth University; Lynda Hayes for her proposals to the Florida Department of Education; Herman Knopf for his subcontract proposal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Flow Through from Florida State University; Walter Leite for his proposal to the U.S. Department of Education/IES; Walter Leite, Paige Pullen, and Stephanie Snidarich for their proposal to the Spencer Foundation; Jennifer Park-Jadotte for her proposal to Children’s Services Council of Florida, Inc., Jennifer Park-Jadotte for her proposals to the Florida Office of Early Learning; Philip Poekert for his proposal to the Alachua County School Board; Paige Pullen and Philip Poekert for their proposal to the Florida Department of Education; Darbianne Shannon for her subcontract proposal Administration for Children and Families Flow Through from University of South Carolina; Patricia Snyder and James Algina for their subcontract proposal IES Flow Through from SRI International; Patricia Snyder and James Algina for their subcontract proposal IES Flow Through from Vanderbilt University; Patricia Snyder and Mary McLean for their proposal to NAPA County; Joni Splett for her subcontract proposal IES Flow Through from East Carolina University; Wanli Xing for his subcontract proposal NSF Flow Through from the University of San Diego; Wanli Xing and Zhihui Fang for their subcontract proposal Spencer Foundation Flow Through from Texas Tech University; and Wanli Xing for his proposal to the National Science Foundation.

For more details, see the Submitted Projects table.

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