Awarded Projects for May 2022

Congratulations to Frank Fernandez and Banafsheh Moradi for their award from the Spencer Foundation; Frank Fernandezfor his subcontract William T. Grant Foundation flow through award from Northern Illinois University; Hyunyi Jung, Chonika Coleman King, Zandra de Araujo, and Mary Bratsch-Hines for their award from the National Science Foundation; Chonika Coleman King and Taryrn Brown for their award from the Children’s Trust of Alachua County; Herman Knopf for his two awards, one from Florida’s Office of Early Learning and one subcontract Helios Foundation flow through from the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County; Wanli Xing for his award from the National Science Foundation; and Sandip Ray and Wanli Xingfor their award from the National Science Foundation.

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Submitted Projects for May 2022

Best wishes to Anthony Botelho, Wanli Xing, Walter Leite, Philip Poekert, Catherine Cavanaugh, and Zandra de Araujofor their proposal to the Schimdt Futures – Futures Action Network; Herman Knopf and Elizabeth Shenkman for their subcontract Administration for Children and Families flow through proposal to Florida’s Office of Early Learning; Erica McCray, Margaret Kamman, and Melinda Leko for their proposal to the U.S. Department of Education/OSEP; Philip Poekertand Zandra de Araujo for their subcontract U.S. Department of Education flow through proposal to the Alabama State Department of Education; Paige Pullen for her proposal to the Chester County School District; Matthew Schmidt for his subcontract NIH flow through proposal to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Darbianne Shannon for her proposal to Tulsa Educare; Ross van Boven for his two proposals to the Florida Department of Education; and Wanli Xing for his subcontract NSF flow through proposal to the University of Georgia.

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NSF Regional Innovation Engines

The National Science Foundation’s newly established directorate, the Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP), has launched an initiative called NSF Engines to catalyze and foster innovation in technology, foster partnerships, and spur regional talent. The program will harness STEM research across the nation and develop resources.  The program will begin offering webinars over the summer, and recordings will be available on their YouTube page. The program also includes a funding opportunity both this year and next. You can sign up for their email list for more updates.

DSP Summer Community Q&A

The UF Division of Sponsored Programs is hosting an online community Q&A session designed to address your sponsored programs related questions. This will not be a formal presentation, so please come prepared with any questions related to Proposals, Agreements, Awards, or Subawards. The Zoom link is now available. If you have any questions lead up to the Q&A, please email

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    9:00am ET

Fulbright Canada Webinar

The Fulbright Awards in Canada would like to invite you to register for a free webinar on how to prepare a successful application for a Fulbright in Canada. The recording will also be available afterwards if you register in advance. The award opportunities include the distinguished chairs program, research chairs program, and postdoctoral research awards.

  • Wednesday, June 8, 2022
    3:00pm ET

UF Research Human Subject Research Process Improvement Working Group

As you may know, the UF Office of Research has chartered two working groups to examine the effectiveness of the human subject research and laboratory animal research enterprises at UF.  Three weeks ago, the Human Subject Research Process Improvement Working Group (HSRPIWG) conducted a Qualtrix Survey gathering your thoughts regarding the Human Subject Research enterprise.  To further understand the survey’s results and your experiences, the HSRPIWG is conducting 1-hour Focus Groups via Zoom with both faculty and staff.

IF YOU PARTICIPATE IN CLINICAL AND HUMAN SUBJECT RESEARCH ON THE UF CAMPUS, these focus groups are an opportunity to voice your opinion on ways to improve the process of conducting clinical and human subject research at UF. We have a first slate of 8 available time slots which are available in a Doodle link below. Participation will be first come, first serve. If none of those dates or times work for you, please email Lyle Moldawer at to schedule additional focus groups. Please note the focus groups will not be recorded and any comments will be de-identified by the facilitators. Please select one or two options from the doodle poll. The HSRPIWG is looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

ORCID IDs for UF Researchers

The UF Office of Research expects all key persons on federal grants to connect their ORCID ID to UF in advance of federal sponsors making this a requirement for all proposals. An ORCID ID is an identifier that enables connections with other researchers and lists publications, grants, affiliations, and more in one place. Your ORCID ID can be connected to your eRA Commons account. If you have not already done so, register for an ORCID ID now and maintain your ORCID profiles. If you have any questions or need assistance, email