Awarded Projects for June 2022

Congratulations to Mary Bratsch-Hines for her subcontract IES flow through award from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; Frank Fernandez for his award from Partnership for College Completion; Bojan Lazarevic for his award from Gleim Publications; Justin Ortagus and Benjamin Skinner for their award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Justin Ortagus for his two awards, one from the Helios Foundation and one subcontract Helios Foundation flow through from Elevation Scholars; and Philip Poekert for his two awards, one from the School Board of Seminole County and a subcontract DHHS flow through from Florida’s Office of Early Learning.

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Submitted Projects for June 2022

Best wishes to Carli Fisher and Jason Arnold for their proposal to the National Institutes of Health; Kakali Bhattacharya for her proposal to the Spencer Foundation; Alice Kaye Emery for her proposal to the Florida Department of Education; Rebecca Pearl and David Miller for their proposal to the National Institutes of Health/NIAMS; Ashley Pennypacker Hill for her proposal to the Florida Department of Education; Justin Ortagus for his proposal to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Ana Puig, Jacqueline Swank, and Diana Wilkie for their proposal to the National Institutes of Health; Paige Pullen for her proposal to the School Board of Sarasota County; Tina Smith-Bonahue for her subcontract Spencer Foundation flow through proposal to the Erikson Institute; and Hyojong Sohn and Mary Brownell for their proposal to the American Educational Research Association.

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Dear Colleague Letter: NSF CAREER Proposals

The National Science’s Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) invites proposals to the CAREER program from members of the STEM education research community. In a recent Dear Colleague Letter, EHR highlights the CAREER solicitation and how it aligns with their organizational goals. EHR supports STEM education, and the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is an opportunity for faculty in this area to build a foundation for their academic careers. Read the full letter for more information about the grant opportunity and the directorate’s role. If you have questions about the program, you can also contract

Comprehensive Transaction Detail Report

The UF Division of Finance & Accounting has announced the Comprehensive Transaction Detail report, which provides transaction detail for all funds in one report. The Comprehensive Transaction Detail report enables users to select prompts that include all ChartField and Project/Award values.  This report was built to encompass such a large variety of prompts/information and can be accessed in Enterprise Analytics > Team Content > Financial Information > Comprehensive Financial Reporting Suite. Please share this report with others who might find it useful and email any feedback to or

New Proposal Preparation for NSF – FastLane Sundowned

Starting January 2023, all new proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation (NSF) will need to be prepared and submitted through or, as FastLane will no longer be used. The new features will include expanded Where to Apply options, the Project Data form required for proposals, and more. The new system modernizes the user experience and automates compliance checking More information about this change in the proposal submission process is available on NSF’s website. NSF is strongly encouraging that researchers begin to use now to facilitate the transition and provide feedback on areas of improvement. OER will continue to facilitate proposal upload for all faculty through this new system, and feel free to reach out to DSP if you have any questions or concerns.

Go Columbia Project Talks 2022

The Colombia-Challenge your Knowledge (CCYK) Network and the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá invite you to participate in the Colombia-USA Project to build links and collaboration between universities of both countries. There will be a webinar series about Colombia and how to build these partnerships directed toward US institutions of higher education. Participants can also engage in the second stage of the project, “Paving the Way,” through a Colombian Immersion Program in several cities to know more about the Colombian regions and their universities and to contribute to strengthening study abroad programs. The immersion program will be funded by US Embassy and CCYK, and it will be done in October 2022. More information is also available by contacting

DHHS Forecasted Grant: National Early Child Care and Education Workforce Center

The Department of Health and Human Services has forecasted a grant opportunity to be posted next month that would establish a national center for increasing recruitment and retainment of a diverse early childhood education workforce, providing technical assistance, and supporting rigorous research efforts. The funding will be through the Office of Child Care (OCC) and posted in this newsletter when the opportunity is live and ready for receiving applications. Please consider collaborating with your peers ahead of the proposal deadline (set to be October 13) and reach out to OER for any needed support.

NSF Convergence Accelerator Expo 2022

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is hosting a virtual Convergence Accelerator Expo for 2022 that will highlight the program. Attendees will see live presentations from funded projects that address national-scale societal challenges. The tracks include artificial intelligence and quantum technology. The online event is free and open to the public. Register to receive attendance information.

  • Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 to Thursday, July 28th, 2022
    10:00am – 4:00 pm ET

IES Applications Now Open

There are four competitions this year for the Department of Education’s Institute of Educational Sciences, two for NCER and two for NSER. Letters of intent are optional but encouraged and due on Thursday, July 21, 2022. The application deadline for all competitions is Thursday, September 8, 2022. As always, OER is available for support in preparing grant proposals for these programs. All application packages are now available.

NSF ERA Forum Webinar

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is hosting a virtual webinar for the Electronic Research Administration (ERA). The webinar will cover ORCID IDs, project reporting, and updates. You can submit questions in advance to and view more information on their website. Registration is free.

  • Tuesday, July 19th, 2022
    1:30pm – 3:00 pm ET

Writing/Designing Winning NSF Proposals Workshop

The University of North Florida is hosting a live online workshop sponsored by the Grant Training Center. This workshop will provide information to support a successful grant proposal to the National Science Foundation. Content will cover what to look for in a grant application, how to compose each piece of a proposal, flaws to avoid, and more. The workshop registration is now available. The fee of $395 is not due at the time of registration.

  • Tuesday, July 12th, 2022
    10:00am – 6:00 pm ET