Starting Small and Growing:
The Profession of Research Administration and Graduate Higher Education Opportunities
By Thomas J. Roberts, Daniel Compo, and
Prior to World War II, extensive scientific research at colleges and universities was minimal with the exception of agriculture related research initiatives that were funded by the federal government and managed by individual scientists (Beasley, 2000). As WorldWar II became imminent, university and industrial scientists were organized to apply their scientific and engineering expertise to the war effort.
COHPA’s Jo Ann Smith and ORC’s Jennifer Shambrook Published in NCURA Magazine
Congratulations to Jo Ann Smith and Jennifer Shambrook for being published in the most recent issue of NCURA Magazine, a national publication for university research administrators. Their article, “Future Trends: The Growing Diversity of Research Administration Observed in a Master of Research Program" was included in the December 2015 issue.
ORC’s Kathy Kuhns and Steve Koogler Published in NCURA Magazine
Congratulations to Kathy Kuhns and Steve Koogler for being published in the most recent issue of NCURA Magazine, a national publication for university research administrators. Their article, “Expenditure Review – A Proactive Approach to Post Award Administration” was included in the August 2015 issue focused on “Diving Into Data”.
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 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.
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 to Hire 30 New Faculty for Multidisciplinary Research and Education Clusters
The Faculty Cluster Initiative leverages UCF's diverse research talent, facilities, location and partnerships to solve today’s toughest scientific and societal challenges.
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.