The Office of Educational Research (OER) supports and develops research, training, and service activities for faculty as follows:
Identify funding sources and promote research activities.
Search for and disseminate relevant funding opportunities through OER’S weekly Funding and Award Opportunities and monthly Research Bulletin These newsletters include a list of submitted and funded projects, research events, and news of interest.
Send targeted emails to faculty with select funding opportunities aligning with their research agendas.
Serve as a liaison with external funding organizations and UF agencies.
Assist faculty to acquire seed funds for external funding such as the College Research Incentive Fund (CRIF) and the Research Opportunity Seed Fund (ROSF).
Compile OER Annual Reports, outlining data on externally funded projects and grant activities in the COE.
Provide faculty professional development (PD) opportunities.
Encourage faculty participation in external PD opportunities.
Introduce new faculty to COE resources and funding opportunities to develop their academic portfolios.
Provide training opportunities and resources to support research (i.e., research design, quantitative and qualitative analyses, project management).
Organize professionalization events (e.g., Brown Bag Series, COE’s Endowed Professorship Speaker Series).
Build collaborative research teams.
Develop cross-departmental and cross-university collaborative teams.
Establish and sustain strategic partnerships.
Maintain web-based COE research profiles and spotlights.
Support development & submission of proposals.
Provide consultation to help guide principal investigators (PIs) through the proposal submission process.
Review requests for proposals (RFPs) to assist with funding agency requirements.
Connect faculty with grant-writing consultants and mentors.
Provide samples of successful proposals and present suggestions for project design.
Develop budgets, assess cost-sharing requests, and coordinate sub-contract processes, as needed.
Provide support for development of various proposal components (e.g., budgets, budget justifications, narratives, proposal summaries, proposal ancillaries, boilerplate materials).
Ensure funding agency forms are completed accurately.
Perform UFIRST uploads.
Facilitate internal review for applicable limited funding opportunities.
Serve as a liaison with various university offices (e.g., Division of Sponsored Programs, Contracts and Grants, Graduate School, Institutional Review Board, Provost’s Office) and funding agencies.
Facilitate faculty award, tenure, and promotion processes.
Provide support for faculty application to select internal and external awards.
Showcase faculty scholarship through the Research Spotlights.
Work collaboratively with various College committees (e.g., Research Advisory Committee, Lectures Seminar and Awards Committee, Sabbatical Committee) to facilitate award review processes.
Facilitate the tenure and promotion process and work collaboratively with the Tenure & Promotion Committee.