UCF Research Foundation Financials Project Implementation
The UCF Research Foundation (UCFRF) and Finance and Accounting (F&A) are pleased to announce the successful launch of the UCFRF Financials Project, on July 6, 2015. A nimble team of professionals from both UCFRF and F&A’s Financials Support Services collaborated to complete project planning, fit-gap analysis, user acceptance testing, and initial training all within the established project timeline. Completing the implementation in-house using the Oracle PeopleSoft Financials and Supply Chain modules already licensed by the university resulted in significant cost savings to the university from software licensing and consulting fees normally associated with such a project.
NSF Grants Conference Materials Online
The National Science Foundation, hosted by the State University System of Florida, held a Grants Conference from June 1-2, 2015. NSF program managers and administrators presented at the two-day meeting. They described a number of proposal and award process changes that will be useful during proposals preparation and award management.
NSF Funding Guide Available
ORC has developed a new resource that serves as a guide to National Science Foundation funding. This guide provides information regarding NSF grant writing, recommendations for meeting the broader impact review criterion, data management plan development guidance, and templates for preparing postdoctoral associate mentoring plans and biosketches, among other materials. For further information regarding NSF funding, contact Dr. Debbie Reinhart, UCF Assistant Vice President for Research.
NIH and AHRQ Announce Submission Change
NIH/AHRQ Notice NOT-OD-14-074 “The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announce a change in policy on application submissions. Effective immediately, for application due dates after April 16, 2014, following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) application, applicants may submit the same idea as a new (A0) application for the next appropriate due date. The NIH and AHRQ will not assess the similarity of the science in the new (A0) application to any previously reviewed submission when accepting an application for review. Although a new (A0) application does not allow an introduction or responses to the previous reviews, the NIH and AHRQ encourage applicants to refine and strengthen all application submissions.”
NSF Launches Project Reporting Website
The National Science Foundation has launched the Research.gov Demo Site in order to further improve the project reporting process. The Research.gov Demo Site provides NSF awardees (specifically PIs, co-PIs and Sponsored Project Office staff) the opportunity to explore and familiarize themselves with preparing, submitting, and reviewing NSF project reports without actually submitting a real report.
CIE Provides Access Point to UCF Innovation Services
The UCF Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is the place to go to start or continue your entrepreneurial pursuits.
UCF Research & Commercialization Powering Florida’s Prosperity
The ORC’s 2013 annual report details the impact UCF research and innovation has in Central Florida and beyond.
FHTCC Matching Funds and Industry Partnerships
Click HERE for information on partnering with UCF research experts and for access to specialized facilities to address industry research needs.
Innovator Capsulizes Entrepreneurial Ecosystem News
For news about the diverse entrepreneurial offerings at UCF’s Office of Research & Commercialization, read or download the latest edition of the Innovator!
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Projects Needing Volunteers
An updated database to recruit participants for research studies is available here.