Awarded Projects for December 2021

Congratulations to Anthony Botelho for his subcontract NSF Flow Through award from Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Zandra de Araujo for her award from the National Science Foundation; and Philip Poekert, Catherine Cavanaugh, and Paige Pullen for their award from the Florida Department of Education.

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Submitted Projects for December 2021

Best wishes to Stephen Flory, Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko, and Sadie Ryan on their proposal to the Strategic Environmental Research and Developmental Program; Zandra de Araujo for her subcontract DHHS Flow Through proposal to Miami-Dade County; Frank Fernandez and Justin Ortagus for their proposal to Arnold Ventures; Justin Ortagus and Benjamin Skinner for their proposal to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Philip Poekert for his subcontract DHHS Flow Through proposal to the Florida Office of Early Learning; and Wanli Xing, Mary Jo Koroly, Sandip Ray, and Joseph Wilson for their NSF subcontract proposal to University of North Florida.

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Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops

Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops has updated their NIH, NSF, and USDA-NIFA Workbooks for 2022 due to changes in grant proposal requirements by these agencies in recent months. In addition to these changes were covid-19 adjustments, such as continuing to offer their workshops virtually for 2022 and beyond. More information is available on their website.

Improving Compliance with NSF Project Reporting Requirements

The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires project reports for all assistance awards, yet 10% of NSF-funded PIs fail to provide these reports on a timely basis. Final project reports are due within 120 days of the award end date. Project reports demonstrate result-oriented accountability for grants, enhance stewardship, and ensure that the American people are receiving value for funds spent on grant programs. NSF takes project reporting compliance seriously and will explore all available mechanisms to ensure compliance. NSF requires awardees to comply with all terms and conditions of the award, which includes project reporting requirements. Failure to submit timely reports will delay NSF review and processing of pending proposals and processing of additional funding and administrative actions for all identified PIs and co-PIs on an NSF award. It is the responsibility of the grantee to actively monitor the status of their project reports. For additional information, please visit or contact the cognizant NSF Program Officer for any questions about a specific overdue project report.

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Request for Information on Future Topics for Convergence Accelerator

The National Science Foundation has issued a Dear Colleague Letter to request information on future topics for their Convergence Accelerator for FY2023. The Convergence Accelerator builds upon NSF investments in fundamental research and discovery to accelerate solutions toward societal impact using a three-tiered approach: topic ideation, followed by convergence research phases 1 and 2. Topics aligned to a specific research focus are called “tracks” and funded teams constitute a cohort. The teams include multiple disciplines, expertise and cross-sector partnerships to stimulate innovative ideas and to develop long-lasting, sustainable solutions to support a variety of societal challenges. NSF seeks input from industry, institutions of higher education (IHEs), non-profits, state and local governments, and other interested parties on potential NSF Convergence Accelerator tracks for the next round of funding. Responses must be submitted by February 28, 2022.

2022 Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) Awards Team Community Q&A

DSP is hosting an informal Awards Team Community Q&A session dedicated to UFIRST Awards and Award Management issues. Please come prepared with questions regarding UFIRST awards and award management. Join by accessing the Q&A Zoom Meeting Room (Meeting ID: 925 1347 9600/Passcode: 610395). You will need access to the Zoom virtual meeting software to join this Q&A. If you have any questions about the Q&A in the days leading up to the session, please contact UF Awards at We look forward to seeing our UF Research and campus partners on the Zoom meeting to answer your awards-related questions.

  • Tuesday, January 11th, 2022
    9:00 – 10:00 am EDT