U.S. ED Offers Webinar to Encourage Education Innovation and Research Grant Proposals

The U.S. Department of Education (U.S. ED) has used a competitive preference priority to encourage the development of Education Innovation and Research (EIR) STEM and computer science (CS) early-phase grant proposals. The EIR program was formerly known as Investing in Innovation or i3. This webinar, New Frontiers in K-12 Computer Science Education, features the EIR program officer and several EIR CS grantees.

December 10, 2020

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Register: HERE

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IES NCER Launches New Webpage: Letters from the Commissioner

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) National Center for Education Research (NCER) has launched a new webpage Letters from the Commissioner highlighting updates from the center. The first letter, NCER by the Numbers (FY 2020), provides a recap of NCER accomplishments during FY 2020.

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GSA Extends Deadline for Transition to Unique Entity Identifier

The General Services Administration (GSA) has extended the deadline to April 2022 for completing the transition from the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number to the new Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). Grants.gov will continue to prepare the system to accept the new applicant UEIs when they become available.

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Reminder: Go to IRB’s Website for the Most Current Documents and Templates

To ensure you are using the most current documents and templates, download the latest files from the UF IRB website. The IRB has made minor administrative updates to consent templates.

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UFIT Announces Timeline for HiPerGator 3.0

UFIT Research Computing has issued an end-of-semester update on the build of HiPerGator 3.0. The first 12 (of a total of 44) racks for HiPerGator AI, the NVIDIA DGX A100 SuperPOD, have arrived. The remaining 32 racks will arrive this month. Staff from Lenovo and NVIDIA are working with UFIT to complete the installation and configuration of this extremely complex system. HiPerGator 3.0 will be available in May 2021.

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Awarded Projects for November 2020

Congratulations to Michelina MacDonald for her award from the National Education Association Foundation; Jennifer Park-Jadotte for her subcontract award U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Flow Through from Florida’s Office of Early Learning; and Paige Pullen and Philip Poekert for their subcontract award South Carolina Department of Education Flow Through from Charleston County School District.

For more details, see the Awarded Projects table.

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Submitted Projects for November 2020

Best wishes to Benjamin Lok, Pasha Antonenko, and Srinivasa Vaddiparti Ananth for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; Kent Crippen, Bruce Carroll, and Tracy Johns for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; Lynda Hayes for her proposal to the Florida Department of Education; Jennifer Park-Jadotte for her proposal to the YMCA of San Diego County; Philip Poekert, Taryn Brown, and Chonika Coleman King for their proposal to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Sabine Grunwald, Ana Puig, Samuel Smidt, and Monika Ardelt their proposal to the National Science Foundation; Paige Pullen and Catherine Cavanaugh for their proposal to the Consortium on Reaching Excellence in Education; Paige Pullen and Catherine Cavanaugh for their proposal to McGraw Hill Education; Christopher Redding for his proposal to the Spencer Foundation; Philip Feng, Wanli Xing, Swarup Bhunia, and Jing Guo for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; and Wanli Xing for his subcontract proposal Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Flow Through from Texas Tech University.

For more details, see the Submitted Projects table.

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