Awarded Projects for August 2022

Congratulations to Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko for his subcontract award, from the National Science Foundation; Zandra de Araujo for her award from Marion County Public Schools; Frank Fernandez his award from the Spencer Foundation; Justin Ortagus for his award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Philip Poekert for his award from Orange County Public Schools; Paige Pullen for her award from the School Board of Sarasota County; Eunjin “Jinnie” Shin for her award from Atlus Assessments; and Wanli Xing for his award from the National Science Foundation.

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Submitted Projects for August 2022

Best wishes to Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko for his subcontract National Science Foundation flow through proposal to the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa; Anthony Botelho for his subcontract IES flow through proposal to the University of Pennsylvania; Mary Bratsch-Hines for her proposal to the National Science Foundation; Ashley Pennypacker Hill for her proposal to the Florida Department of Education; Melinda Leko for her subcontract IES flow through proposal to the University of Wisconsin Madison; Kathrin Maki for her subcontract IES flow through proposal to the University of Houston; Philip Poekert and Zandra de Araujo for their subcontract U.S. Department of Education flow through proposal to The Kentucky Department of Education; Philip Poekert for his subcontract IES flow through proposal to the University of Missouri; Philip Poekert, Zandra de Araujo, and Paige Pullen for their proposal to the School District of Indian River County; Paige Pullen and Philip Poekert for their proposal to the Florida Department of Education; Paige Pullen for her proposal to the Consortium on Reaching Excellence in Education; Darbianne Shannon for her subcontract Pennsylvania Department of Education flow through proposal to Tuscarora Intermediate Unit; Wani Xing and Maya Israel for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; and Anne Corinne Huggins-Manley for her subcontract IES flow through proposal to Western Carolina University. Read more

National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships

The NAEd/Spencer Foundation is accepting applications for their non-residential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, which supports early career researchers working to address critical areas of educational research. For the 2023-2024 academic year, the NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will fund 25 individual fellows, each receiving $70,000 for one academic year of research, or $35,000 for two contiguous years, working half-time. Professional development retreats will also be held, along with mentorship from current NAEd members or senior scholars in their fields. To be eligible, candidates must have earned their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2021, and should have experience in educational research. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 16, 2022. 

Additionally, the NAEd/Spencer Foundation will be hosting an informational webinar for those interested in applying. Registration is now open.

  • Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
    2:00 pm ET

Federal Grant Proposals Temporarily Restricted During System Downtime, the federal-wide portal for accepting federal grant submissions, will be offline from September 22-30, 2022. Federal grant proposals cannot be submitted during this time. Additionally, NIH deadlines during this time will move to Monday, October 3. Further information can be found here and here. UF’s internal deadline for all proposals will be Friday, September 30. UFIRST will not be able to gather opportunity announcements from September 22-30. Due to the scheduled outage, the adjusted proposal deadline also moves closer to NIH’s October 5 deadline. Thus, it is recommended to initiate potential proposals before September 22. Please plan accordingly.

IES Math & Science Learning Acceleration Challenges Applications Now Open

The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) invites proposal submissions for the Learning Acceleration Challenges, which seeks school-based interventions to significantly improve student outcomes in math and science. There are two challenges available under the IES Learning Acceleration Challenges. The Math Prize seeks digital interventions to support third through fifth-grade students with or at risk of a disability that affects math performance. The Science Prize aims to address and improve science achievement for middle school students through non-digital, digital, or hybrid interventions. Several cash prizes are available, starting at $25,000, with a grand prize of $500,000 for the Math and Science Prizes. The application deadline for both challenges is Friday, September 30, 2022.