UF Recommends All Dropbox Users Migrate to the UF Dropbox for Education Service

In 2016, UF licensed Dropbox for Education for faculty, and the service has now been expanded to include all staff. The use of the free, personal version of Dropbox for university business is not allowed. UF strongly encourages all Dropbox users sharing university or research data to migrate to UF Dropbox for Education.

To establish a free UF Dropbox for Education account, visit Click on “Go To Service” and login with your GatorLink ID and password. You must use your primary e-mail address rather than your address to establish your UF Dropbox for Education account.

Anyone needing assistance in establishing a free UF Dropbox for Education account may contact the UF Help Desk at 352-392-HELP (4357). Read more

30 Reasons Your Grant Proposal May Not Have Been Funded

Why was my outstanding grant application disliked by the reviewer panel? Assuming that critiques of the proposal from the review panel are available, a careful and objective consideration of the comments provided will almost always provide an answer to this question.

One or more of the following 30 reasons may be identified. Among one of the easiest items in the list to address is failure to get a critical review from colleagues prior to submission, including a review of grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors that collectively detract from the quality of the proposal. Therefore, it is essential that every applicant receive critical feedback from others before submitting any grant application. Read more

Grant Writing Costs and Benefits

A new study of grant-writing costs and benefits finds that academics who wrote more grant applications did receive more funding for research. The study surveyed 195 researchers active in applying for federally funded grants between 2009-2012.

The survey found that
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Awarded Projects for June 2017

Congratulations to Joni Splett, Stephen Smith, and Sarah Lynne Landsman for their award from the UF Office of Research and Philip Poekert for his award from Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

For more details, see the Awarded Projects table. Read more

Submitted Projects for June 2017

Best wishes to Ashley Pennypacker-Hill for her proposal to the Florida Department of Education; Herman Knopf for his Subcontract—DHHS Flow Through to the University of South Carolina; Walter Leite and Corinne Huggins-Manley for their proposal to the US Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences; Philip Poekert, Susan Butler, and Alyson Adams for their proposal to the US Department of Education/OII; and Philip Poekert for his proposals to Orange County Public Schools, School Board of Clay County, and School Board of Seminole County.

For more details, see the Submitted Projects table. Read more