CREOL: 25 and Still Aiming High!


As if a two-day symposium drawing speakers and scientists from around the world, including three Nobel Prize recipients, wasn’t enough, celebrations for the 25th anniversary of CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics at UCF included a specially bedecked hot-air balloon that flew over campus.

The events, which were held Thursday and Friday at the Fairwinds Alumni Center, drew such luminaries as Nicolaas Bloembergen, recipient of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics; John Hall, 2005 Nobel Prize winner in Physics and Charles Hard Townes, 1964 Nobel Prize winner in physics for the concept of the laser.  The conference was an extended version of the center’s annual Industrial Affiliates member’s meeting and seminars.

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The ORC serves UCF scholars as the official liaison between UCF and funding sources and by helping faculty work through the proposal and contract management process.

This site includes information to assist university scholars through the announcement, application and post-award stages and to familiarize prospective partners with the breadth of funded research conducted at the university.

Sponsored research at UCF is growing exponentially. In 2011 the university surpassed the $100 million dollar mark in external funding for the seventh straight year with $106.6 million. And UCF's pioneering efforts to commercialize technology continued to stimulate local economies throughout the state. The UCF Business Incubation program expanded to nine locations and multiple governments and communities served with the opening of a center in Volusia County, its ninth location. As a 2011 Carnegie Foundation "very high research activity" university, UCF is committed to the pursuit of excellence and intellectual growth and seeks to excel at moving ideas to innovation and realization.

New Proposal Information NSF and NIH have instituted important proposal changes. You can read about the latest NSF clarifications here: NSF GPG Summary
In addition, NIH, AHRQ and NIOSH have eliminated the error correction window for applications. For further information on this important change, see this page.
And NSF is requiring a supplement describing data management. This is similar to the postdoc mentoring requirement, except it is a supplement and not required in the proposal. This supplement should describe how the proposal will conform to NSF policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results.
For more information, please go here.