Calling all Social and Behavioral Scientists: Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations Funding Opportunity

Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) is a program in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Office of International Science and Engineering that funds international networking and research coordination activity to advance progress on grand research challenges in any scientific discipline funded by existing NSF programs. The program is particularly interested in receiving proposals from social science and educational fields. Virtual office hours will be held in May 2024. Full proposals are due the third Monday of September annually, with the next deadline being September 16, 2024. For more information, please visit the AccelNet program page.

EDU 2024 Spring Advisory Committee Meeting

The EDU 2024 Advisory Committee Meeting will be held from May 29-30, 2024. The theme of this year’s meeting centers rural and remote communities with a specific examination of how STEM education and workforce opportunities can be unleashed. This two-day conference will include six breakout sessions including but not limited to sessions addressing rural STEM education and workforce development and the impacts of EDU investments. The meeting will be held in person at the NSF Headquarters or virtually via Zoom. To register for this year’s conference, please visit the registration link.

Announcing the Launch of an RFI on AI-Powered Innovations in Mathematics Teaching and Learning

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is launching a Request for Information (RFI) on AI-Powered Innovations in Mathematics Teaching & Learning. Specifically, this RFI seeks to (1) highlight innovative AI approaches in K-12 mathematics teaching and learning, and (2) help leaders in K-12 education better understand AI in education. Please submit ideas through this RFI link by May 20, 2024, and direct any questions to

New Training Requirement for NSF Investigators

Effective May 20, 2024, the National Science Foundation (NSF) populations that are required to be trained in the Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RECR) is expanded to include faculty and other senior/key personnel (PAPPG 24-1). More information regarding the required trainings are as follows:

  1. Training will be offered through CITI, take approximately 4- 6 hours to complete, and may be completed in multiple sessions. To access CITI, follow the instructions on this site:
  2. Beginning June 1, 2024, NSF Senior/Key Personnel who are supported by NSF but who have not completed the training will receive an email reminder of this training requirement and links to CITI.
  3. Beginning October 1, 2024, the Division of Sponsored Programs will not set up an NSF-funded award until all UF Senior/Key Personnel have completed the required training. The training completion date for each person will automatically populate in UFIRST.

All processes regarding NSF-supported undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers (for whom the training requirement has been in effect for over a decade) will continue, and notifications related to those training requirements will continue uninterrupted.