Awarded Projects for April 2022

Congratulations to Frank Fernandez and Justin Ortagus for their award from Arnold Ventures; Lynda Hayes for her three awards from the Florida Department of Education; Philip Poekert for his two awards, one from the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County and one subcontract DHHS flow through award from Florida’s Office of Early Learning; and Wanli Xing for his subcontract NSF flow through award from the University of California San Diego.

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Submitted Projects for April 2022

Best wishes to Zandra de Araujo for her proposal to Marion County Public Schools; Frank Fernandez for his proposal to the Partnership for College Completion; Christy Gabbard for her proposal to the Florida Department of Education; Elyse Hambacher for her proposal to the Spencer Foundation; Kristy Boyer and Maya Israel for their subcontract NSF flow through proposal to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Herman Knopf for his subcontract Helios Foundation flow through proposal to the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County; Holly Lane, Kristi Cheyney-Collante, Valetina Contesse, and Vivian Gonsalves for their proposal to the U.S. Department of Education/OSEP; Holly Lane, Kristi Cheyney-Collante, Valetina Contesse, Vivian Gonsalves, Kathrin Maki, and Lee Purvis for their proposal to the U.S. Department of Education/OSEP; Bojan Lazarevic for his proposal to Gleim Publications; Erica McCray for her proposal to the U.S. Department of Education/OSEP; Robert Moore for his proposal to the Spencer Foundation; Justin Ortagus for his three proposals, one to the Helios Education Foundation, one subcontract Washington Center for Equitable Growth flow through proposal to Georgia State University, and one subcontract Helios Education Foundation flow through proposal to Elevation Scholars; Philip Poekert for his eight proposals, three subcontract DHHS flow through proposals to Florida’s Office of Early Learning, one to Bright From the Start Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, two to the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, one to Orange County Public Schools, and one to the School Board of Seminole County; Paige Pullen for her two proposals, one to the Alabama State Department of education and one to the School Board of Sarasota County; Christopher Redding for his subcontract U.S. Department of Education/OESE flow through proposal to Alachua County Public Schools; Tina Smith-Bonahue, Elayne Colon, Lori Dassa, and Rochelle Warm for their subcontract Florida Department of Education flow through proposal to Seminole State College of Florida; Joni Splett and Lee Purvis for their subcontract Florida Blue Foundation flow through subcontract proposal to the University of Florida Foundation; Ross van Boven for his proposal to the Florida Department of Education; Wanli Xing for his two proposals, one to Schmidt Futures – Future Action Network and one subcontract Florida Center for Cybersecurity flow through subcontract proposal; and Elif Akcali and Elayne Colon for their proposal to the Spencer Foundation.

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NSF Virtual Grants Conference

The National Science Foundation is hosting a free, weeklong Grants Conference online. Sessions are expected to fill quickly, so early registration is encouraged. The conference sessions will be recorded and available on demand on their YouTube page afterwards. If you have any logistical questions, you can contact

  • Monday, June 6, 2022 through Friday, June 10, 2022

IES Release: Researcher Guide on Sharing Study Data

The Institute of Education Sciences recently released a guide to help researchers make decisions around sharing their study data. It covers which data and documentation to share, how to organize it, and where to share it. The IES has identified making data open as one of their Standards for Excellence. The guide also provides links to other resources, a checklist, templates, and sample materials.

NSF Director’s Statement on FY2023 Budget

The executive branch of the federal government has submitted a budget request for FY2023, and the director of NSF has released a related statement. The proposed budget includes over $10 billion for the National Science Foundation. These funds would go to the following priorities: accelerating research and development in climate change and clean energy, advancing equity in science and engineering, expediting technology development in emerging technologies, continuing the construction and procurement of research infrastructure and instrumentation, and supporting NSF operations and award management. More information about anticipated fund allocation is available on the NSF’s budget page. This proposed budget is subject to approval by the U.S. legislative branch.

Free SPSS Training Course

UF offers a free, self-paced online training course for learning how to use SPSS and SamplePower 3 software packages through practical application and hands-on exercises. A functional knowledge of graduate-level statistics is required, and an SPSS certificate can be earned for completing all modules of the tutorial. The course was developed for faculty, staff, and graduate assistants. Register here.

UF Research 2022 Summer Seminar Series: Research Integrity and the Responsible Conduct of Research

This summer, UF Research Integrity, in collaboration with CTSI, will once again host a seminar series on Research Integrity and the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). Participants will gain an understanding of the responsible conduct of research and an overview of the UF research enterprise. Participants may enroll in one class, the whole series, or any set of classes in any combination. All classes are discussion-based with active learning components to maximize participant involvement. The sessions will be held via Zoom and will last 1-1.5 hours, depending on the topic.

RCR Certificate: If the participant completes the full seminar series (13 core courses), they will receive a certificate indicating that the training satisfies the NIH, NSF, and USDA RCR training requirements. Note: this training and certificate is an alternative to the online RCR CITI training. Visit the website for the full list of seminars and registration information. If you have any issues or need assistance with registration, please contact Michelle Leonard at

ORCID IDs and Federal Funding

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) currently strongly encourages all researchers seeking federal funding to have and use an Open Researcher and Contributer ID (ORCID). An ORCID ID is an identifier that enables connections with other researchers and lists publications, grants, affiliations, and more in one place. An ORCID ID is already required in order to pass NIH validation requirements, and federal sponsors will soon be making changes to how key person information is submitted with proposals. Your ORCID ID can be connected to your eRA Commons account. UF’s Office of Research encourages all PIs, key personnel, postdocs, and graduate students to register for an ORCID ID now and to maintain their ORCID profiles. Users can control the privacy of the information displayed in their ORCID record and determine what, how, and with whom the information is shared. More information will be provided by the Office of Research in the coming month. If you have any questions or need assistance, email

New Proposal Preparation for NSF – FastLane Sundowning

Starting January 2023, all new proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation (NSF) will need to be prepared and submitted through or, as FastLane will no longer be used. The new features will include expanded Where to Apply options, the Project Data form required for proposals, and more. The new system modernizes the user experience and automates compliance checking More information about this change in the proposal submission process is available on NSF’s website. A demo site is also currently available for exploration. NSF is strongly encouraging that researchers begin to use now to facilitate the transition and provide feedback on areas of improvement. OER will continue to facilitate proposal upload for all faculty through this new system.

PCORI Funding Announcement for Science of Engagement

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has announced a funding opportunity that is forecasted to open on Tueday, July 12, 2022. The UF Office of Research wants to give interested faculty enough time to form teams and working groups in anticipation of this opportunity. The requested proposals will build an evidence base on stakeholder and patient engagement in research, including measurement studies and testing engagement techniques, particularly for underrepresented populations. If you have any questions, please contact Sobha at or Gail at

Association of Teacher Educators – Research Award

The Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) has opened applications for their Distinguished Research in Teacher Education award sponsored by the Robert Schuck Fund. The award was established to recognize and promote exceptional research that substantially contributes to the improvement of teacher education. More information is available on the award page. Recipients are expected to present their research at an awards ceremony in February 2023. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 1, 2022.

2022 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has announced their annual STATS Data Conference for August 8-12, 2022. It will be 100% virtual as well as free and open to the public. NCES is now accepting presentation proposals with a Monday, May 30th deadline. Highlights include discussions on policy issues, use of education data and data systems, and updates on data collection and reporting. More details will be available as the conference approaches.