UF Office of Research Announces the 2019 Research Opportunity Seed Fund Competition

The College of Education is allowed to submit three (3) proposals to the university-level for this competition. To participate in the college’s internal review and selection of proposals to move forward, submit your proposal (in a single file) to at or before 5 pm January 7, 2019.

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NSF Fastlane/ Login with GatorLink and InCommon Is Now Available

UF is now among the organizations whose members’ credentials can be used for logging on to and

Additionally, UF IT has recently enabled a new login feature for the Fastlane/ electronic systems. This new login feature—called InCommon—is now available for use for UF staff and faculty that have both GatorLink credentials and NSF Single Sign On credentials.

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NSF Offers Live Webcast of Fall 2018 Grants Conference

The plenary sessions for the upcoming National Science Foundation (NSF) Fall 2018 Grants Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 8–9, 2018 will be webcast live to the research community.

There is no cost or limit for participants to view the live stream.

Please see the Fall 2018 Grants Conference Webcast page for more information and to register.  Read more

NSF Issues Revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 19-1). The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 28, 2019.

A webinar to brief the community on the new PAPPG will be held on November 27 at 2 pm EST. For additional information about the webinar, including how to register for it, visit:

Significant changes in the new PAPPG include the following:

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NCSER Announces 2019 Research Training Workshop: Getting SMART about Adaptive Interventions in Education

The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), in conjunction with the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, has announced a research training workshop on developing and evaluating adaptive interventions with a focus on sequential multiple assignment randomized trials (SMARTs).

When: March 11-14, 2019
Where: Ann Arbor, Michigan

All applications must be received no later than December 16, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST.

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IES Director Provides Update on the IES Version of LEED Standards

Reprinted from Message from IES Director

A while ago, I wrote to say that IES was working on developing research quality standards inspired by the famous LEED building standards. Our goal in developing these standards is to identify the domains and the core questions that, from the IES perspective, constitute the most important dimensions of high quality education research.

Paralleling LEED procedures, we intend to create tiers of excellence (Platinum, Gold, etc.). These award levels will be appearing on the What Works Clearinghouse. It is important to remember that these levels will be in addition to the evidence standards that make the WWC so crucially important.

Read more Mobile App: New Version Available

Several new features have been added in the new version of the Mobile App.

You can download the app today for iOS and Android devices.

Some of the new features include the following:

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ResVault: UF’s Secure Computing Environment

ResearchVault (ResVault) is UF’s secure computing environment for scientists and collaborators to conduct research on restricted and confidential data.

The system is modeled on a bank vault where you receive the following:

  • An individual deposit box with secure storage for valuables
  • Privacy from other users and bank staff

A secure area within the vault to privately access your valuables

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Awarded Projects for October 2018

Congratulations to Lynda Hayes for her award from the Florida Department of Education; Jonte Myers and Mary Brownell for their award from the American Educational Research Association; and Philip Poekert for his awards from the Louisiana Department of Education, the Education Foundation of Collier County, and Study Edge.

For more details, see the Awarded Projects table.

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Submitted Projects for October 2018

Best wishes to Christopher Anthony for his proposal to the American Educational Research Association; Mary “Kristina” DePue and David Miller for their proposal to the National Institutes of Health; Philip Poekert and Thomasenia Lott Adams for their subcontract proposal NSF Flow-Through from SRI International; and Philip Poekert for his proposal to the Jefferson Parish Public School System.

For more details, see the Submitted Projects table.

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