Happy New Year from Your OER Team!

Welcome Back! We want to congratulate the COE faculty for their accomplishments in 2018 and look forward to continued success in 2019. We are constantly on the lookout for opportunities for external funding to share. Contact us—we are here to help!

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UF Administrative Memo: Partial Federal Government Shutdown

January 2, 2019
FROM: Dr. David P. Norton, Vice President for Research

Due to a lapse in appropriations, a partial federal government shutdown is in place. The Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) is monitoring the situation and will continue to provide guidance as clearly and timely as possible.

If you do receive a stop work order or other correspondence from your sponsor directing action, please forward it to immediately.

All proposal deadlines remain in place. Affected agencies may suspend the acceptance of new grant proposals but unless you have clear posted guidance from your agency, extension of deadlines should not be assumed.

The shutdown impacts each agency differently based on whether or not their FY19 appropriations were passed or not.

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UF Administrative Memo: Federal Agency Disclosure Requirements for Grant Supported Investigators – Disclosing Financial Support from Foreign Entities

January 3, 2019
FROM: David P. Norton, Vice President for Research
Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

In recent months, U.S. federal agencies that support university research have emphasized the requirements for disclosure of other research support, specifically highlighting support from foreign entities. In particular, mandatory disclosure of other support, when requested in proposal submission or other agency requirements, must include any support received by the investigator from a foreign government, university, or other legal entity outside the U.S.

This disclosure requirement includes support the investigator receives through UF agreements (contracts or grants) or support provided directly to the individual as a consultant, visiting scholar, lecturer, or similar non-UF appointment. For faculty on nine-month appointments, this requirement includes applicable funds received from a non-UF entity for activities over the summer term.

Whenever engaging in research or scholarly activities, please comply with the following UF regulations and policies:

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UF Office of Research Launches InfoReady Review™

The Division of Research Program Development (DRPD) is pleased to introduce and launch the web-based application InfoReady Review™.

Starting December 14, 2018, InfoReady Review will be used for the following:

  • Announcing Funding Opportunities
  • Web-based submission and Review of Limited Submission programs
  • Web-based submission and Review of Internal seed grant programs

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Message from the IES Director: A More Systematic Approach to Replicating Research

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Director Mark Schneider stated in a recent Message from the IES Director that IES is considering a different approach to replication to help expand knowledge about what works for whom under what conditions. This approach focuses on the systematic replication of interventions that already have strong evidence of impact.

The message describes how IES is considering a new grant competition that supports sets of replications that will implement and evaluate interventions with evidence of impact in venues that systematically vary in important characteristics such as student demographics, geographic locations, implementation, or technology.

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Public Feedback on Federal Grants Management Draft Data Standards Open Until January 15

The purpose of the Federal Grants Management Data Standards is to modernize information technology solutions and contribute to a more streamlined approach to federal grants management.

Federal stakeholders have an important role in awarding grants, supporting positive results, and ensuring efficient use of government funds. Feedback on these draft data standards will help to achieve the President’s Management Agenda — a long-term vision of modernizing the government for the 21st century.

Results-Oriented Accountability for Grants Cross Agency Priority (CAP) Goal is one of several CAP Goals established to implement the President’s Management Agenda. The Results-Oriented Accountability for Grants CAP Goal seeks to

  • enable agencies to clearly articulate grant program goals and the results of federal grant investments;
  • enable recipients and agencies to spend less time on administrative compliance;
  • increase focus and efforts to achieve and report program results.

The Grants Management Federal Integrated Business Framework (FIBF) has developed the grants management data standards and are requesting feedback.

The public comment period will run through January 15, 2019. Click here to learn more and to share your feedback.

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NIH Issues FY 2019 Fiscal Policies for Grant Awards: Funding Levels, Salary Limits, and Stipend Levels

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued guidance for NIH Fiscal Operations for FY 2019 and implements the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 (Public Law 115-245). With the passage of the Act, NIH received a 5.6 percent increase over the FY 2018 final funding level, for a total of $39.3 billion in program level funding.

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Harassment and Discrimination Protections in NIH Training Applications

NIH Notice NOT-OD-19-029 requires a certification to be included in every NIH institutional training grant effective January 25, 2019.  The certification must provide that the university has proper policies, procedures and oversight to prevent discriminatory practices.

The UF Office of Research has prepared a standard letter which should be included in all T applications effective immediately.

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NIH Offers Important Advice: Always Check Your FOA for New Related Notices 30 Days Before Submission

Once you have identified an appropriate funding opportunity announcement (FOA) and have decided to submit a proposal, remember to check the FOA online within 30 days of the due date for any new related notices that could impact your submission.

Related notices in Part 1 of the FOA could include changes in key dates, updates to application instructions, notices of new policies, and other important information.

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Reminder: NSF Has Released Revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide for 2019

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released its revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) for 2019. The revised PAPPG (NSF 19-1) will be effective for proposals submitted or due, or awards made, on or after January 28, 2019.

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UF Research Computing Spring 2019 Training Schedule

UFIT will offer weekly research-centric training in New Physics Building Room 2205, from 10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. More information and registration links are available by visiting and checking the “RESEARCH COMPUTING” box under “AREA.”

Read more Provides Updated Grant Events and Trainings Calendar has updated its Grant Events and Trainings calendar on the Community Blog site. The calendar includes upcoming conferences, workshops, and other training events hosted by federal agencies and other organizations in the grants community.

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Awarded Projects for December 2018

Congratulations to Lynda Hayes for her awards from the Florida Department of Education; Justin Ortagus for his award from the William T. Grant Foundation; Philip Poekert for his award from the Florida’s Office of Early Learning; and Philip Poekert and Paige Pullen for their award from the Florida Department of Education.

For more details, see the Awarded Projects table.

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Submitted Projects for December 2018

Best wishes to Tim Jacobbe and Megan Mocko for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; Philip Poekert for his subcontract proposal W.K. Kellogg Foundation Flow Through from Children’s Services Council of Florida, Inc.; and Albert Ritzhaupt for his proposal to the National Science Foundation.

For more details, see the Submitted Projects table.

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