Call for White Papers for Salary Support for Large Proposal Development

Deadline: 5:00 PM October 7, 2016

White papers must be submitted electronically to Debbie Reinhart (


The recently adopted UCF Strategic Plan calls for the doubling of research awards over the next five years. Reaching research goals requires, among other things, an increase in the number of large grants, herein defined as an award with an annual budget exceeding $1 million provided to UCF over a minimum of 3 years. ORC/Graduate Studies recognizes the level of effort required to develop successful, complex proposals and is announcing the availability of salary support to lead Principal Investigators (PIs) to improve the probability of success. These funding opportunities should involve multiple PIs and disciplines. We anticipate funding 2-3 PIs. The opportunity deadline (actual or anticipated) must be between September 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.


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FY 2018 UCF Federal Priorities Information & Full Proposal Format


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Prudential Productivity Award



Two teams have been recognized with the 2016 Prudential Productivity Award at a luncheon held at the Buena Vista Palace in Orlando on June 23, 2016. The Prudential Productivity Award is sponsored by Florida TaxWatch and is held to honor state employees who innovatively reduce costs and improve services for Florida taxpayers.


According to Florida TaxWatch President and CEO, Dominic Calabro, “State workers hardly get the praise and honor they deserve for a job well done, and this program ensures that the taxpayers are noticing their contributions, and are thankful for all that our public servants are doing to make Florida a great place to get a job, raise a family and start a business.”


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The Office of Research and Commercialization welcomes Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Klonoff to UCF



Vice President for Research and Dean of
Graduate Studies


Liz joins us from San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego.  In her new position, she will be charged with advancing UCF’s reputation and impact as a 21st-century metropolitan research university by growing graduate enrollment, specifically for research-focused degrees, and elevating the scale and quality of its research.


  Welcome, Liz!