Program Specific Workshops/Seminars:

The Office of Research & Commercialization periodically organizes workshops for specific funding programs such as NSF, ADVANCE and NSF CAREER, which are of interest to UCF Faculty. The workshops typically include panels of successfully funded faculty, working sessions on developing a strong proposal, and sample funded proposals.

Upcoming Workshops:

  • New Faculty Series: Setting up your Lab & Developing a Productive Research Group  10.24.17

  • New Faculty Series: NSF Inside Scoop  11.14.17

  • New Faculty Series: Basics of Grantsmanship   11.29.17

  • New Faculty Series: Department of Defense   1.23.18

  • New Faculty Series: Research Foundation   TBD

  • New Faculty Series: Technology Transfer  3.20.18

  • New Faculty Series: Research Misconduct   4.2.18

  • New Faculty Series: Financial Compliance   4.19.18

Previous Workshops:


April 20, 2017: Academic Research Roundtable, Sponsored by DARPA.

April 11 & 12, 2017: CAREER Series 2017 Writing Part 2, Led by: Debra Reinhart, Ph.D. and Joshua Roney, M.A.

April 5, 2017: NSF REU Program Workshop, Led by Debra Reinhart, Ph.D., and Andre Gesquiere, Ph.D.

March 30, 2017: Leading the Team, Led by: Stephen Fiore, Ph.D.

March 27, 2017: UCF Innovation Ecosystem, NSF ERC , Led by: Erik Sander, University of Florida

March 20, 2017: CAREER Series 2017 Writing Part 1, Led by: Debra Reinhart, Ph.D.

February 27, 2017: NSF CAREER Panel Discussion, Led by: Debbie Reinhart, Ph.D.

February 27, 2017: Building and Managing the Team, Led by: Joshua Roney, M.A., and Deborah C. Beidel, Ph.D.

January 26, 2017: The Logistics of Commitment, Led by: Debbie Reinhart, Ph.D. and Michael Macedonia, Ph.D.

January 18, 2017: Federal Programs Award Management, Led by: Rhonda Bishop, Compliance & Ethics, Doug Backman, ORC Office of Compliance

November 29, 2016: Making the Most Important Decision, Led by: Margaret Loper, Ph.D., Georgia Tech Research Institute

November 17, 2016: DARPA Young Faculty Award Program Workshop , Led by Michael Macedonia, Ph.D.

October 3, 2016: ONR Young Investigator Program Workshop, Led by Mercedeh Khajavikhan, Ph.D.

September 1, 2016: NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program Workshop, Led by Debbie Reinhart, Ph.D., & Leonid Chernyak, Ph.D.

July 8, 2016: NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Program, Led by Michael Georgiopoulos, Ph.D.

May 16, 2016: Writing a Winning CAREER Proposal, Led by: Debbie Reinhart, Ph.D and Josh Roney, M.A.

April 5, 2016: Collaboration with The Orlando Science Center, Led by: Brandan Lanman and Alicia Frascati from The Orlando Science Center

March 23, 2016: The Orlando VA Medical Research & Development Program, Led by: Orlando VA Medical Center Research Service: Carlos J. Maldonado, Ph.D, Ly-Le Tran, MD, JD, FCLM and Joseph Gutmann, MD

March 1, 31 and April 21, 2016: NSF CAREER Series
Integrating Research & Education / Addressing Broader Impacts, Led by Debbie Reinhart, Ph.D.
Grant Writing, Led by Josh Roney, M.A.
Conducting a Comprehensive Literature Review, Led by Ven Basco
Crafting the Data Management Plan, Led by Lee Dotson
Constructing the Project Budget, Led by Mindy Solivan

February 9, 2016: NSF CAREER Panel Discussion
Led by Debbie Reinhart, Ph.D.
                    Azadeh Vosoughi, Ph.D.
                    Nazanin Rahnavard, Ph.D.
                    James Harper Ph.D.

November 16, 2015: Federal R & D Agency Workshop Recap, Led by Debbie Reinhart, Ph.D. and Michael Macedonia, Ph.D.

October 16, 2015: National Cancer Institute Program Director visit to UCF workshop, Led by Dr. William Timmer

July 14, 2015: NSF NRT Program Workshop, Led by Debbie Reinhart, Ph.D.

May 20 – June 4, 2015: NSF CAREER Workshop Series

June 3 & 4, 2015:

May 27 & 28, 2015: Integrating Research & Education, Led by Mercedeh Khajavikhan, Ph.D.

May 27 & 28, 2015: NSF CAREER Proposal Review, Led by Debbie Reinhart, Ph.D.


April 15, 2015: NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) Program Workshop

April 13, 2015: NIH Career Development (K) Awards Program Workshop, Led by Jennifer Shambrook, Ph.D.

March 17, 2015: Writing for Proposal Reviewers, Led by Rudy McDaniel, Ph.D. and Naim Kapucu, Ph.D.

March 16, 2015: Grant Writing Workshop: Emphasis on NIH & Multi-Disciplinary projects Led by Jennifer Shambrook, Ph.D.

February 17, 2015: NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Workshop, Led by Debbie Reinhart, Ph.D.

February 11, 2015: Naval Young Investigator Program Workshop, Led by Jennifer Pazour, Ph.D.

February 4, 2015: Improving NSF Proposal Success, Led by Debbie Reinhart, Ph.D.

September 10, 2014: NSF Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST), Led by Debbie Reinhart, Ph.D.

September 5, 2014: Biomedical Education Seminar, Led by Tshaka Cunningham, US Department of Veteran Affairs

August 27, 2014: NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI), Led by Debbie Reinhart, Ph.D.


August 25, 2014: State of STEM Education Conference

Keynote Address, Dr. Amy Chan Hilton, Program Director from NSF
UCF STEM Education Initiatives
iSTEM Faculty Panel

August 20, 2014: NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE), Led by Debbie Reinhart, Ph.D.

July 25, 2014: NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL), Led by Lori Walter, Ph.D.

June 27, 2014: NSF Discovery Research K-12 Program, Led by Malcolm Butler, Ph.D.

June 19, 2014: NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), Led by Debbie Reinhart, Ph.D., Kimberly Schneider, Ph.D., and Jana Jasinski, Ph.D.


June 17, 2014: Federal Opportunities Open House, Led by Mike Macedonia, Ph.D.

May 27, 2014: Basics of Grantsmanship, Led by Jo Smith, Ph.D., & Joshua Roney


May 14-29, 2014: NSF CAREER Workshop Series

5/28 & 5/29:  Conducting a Comprehensive Literature Review

Crafting the Data Management Plan

Constructing the Project Budget

5/21 & 5/22: Developing a CAREER Research Proposal, Led by Bobby Jeanpierre, Ph.D.

5/14 & 5/15: NSF CAREER Proposal Overview & Developing the Educational Plan, Led by Pallavoor (Vaidy) Vaidyanathan

April 21, 2014: NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Led by Debbie Reinhart, Ph.D

April 9, 2014: An Introduction to UCF's Conflict of Interest & Commitment Review Process

Christina Serra and Griselle Baez-Munoz

April 8, 2014: Naval Young Investigator Panel Discussion

Jennifer Pazour, Ph.D.: Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program Susan Fathpour, Ph.D.

April 3, 2014: Improving NSF Proposal Success

Debra Reinhart, Ph.D.: Increasing your Funding Success at NSF
Mindy Solivan: Developing an NSF Budget

March 19, 2014: NIH R03 Panel Discussion

Suren Tatulian, Ph.D.: NIH R03
Ning "Jackie" Zhang, Ph.D.: NIH R03

March 14, 2014: Grantsmanship Workshop: Tips for Proposal Writing

Joshua Roney, M.A.

February 26, 2014: Research Collaboration Opportunity with UCF MFRI

Andrew Daire, Ph.D.

February 20, 2014: Writing for Proposal Reviewers Panel

Andrew Daire, Ph.D.: Writing for Proposal Reviewers: One process and a few suggestions
Eduardo Salas, Ph.D.: Some Observations (and Advice) on Proposal Reviewing...
Saiful Khondaker, Ph.D.: Writing for Proposal Reviewers

February 14, 2014: NSF CAREER Faculty Panel Discussion

Presented by: Debra Reinhart, Ph.D.


Yongho Sohn, Ph.D.
Lei Zhai, Ph.D.
Stephen Kuebler, Ph.D.

Your Research Laboratory and National Security - Insider Threats and Weapons of Mass Destruction on Campuses of Higher Education

Presented by:

SSA Greg Tarbert, WMD Supervisor, Orlando RA, Federal Bureau of Investigation (Due to the nature of content, presentation material unavailable)

Renea Carver, Assistant Director for Research and Environmental Support, UCF Enviromental Health and Safety

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NSF ADVANCE Grant Program: September 2, 2010


The NSF program manager for the ADVANCE program, Dr. Kelly Mack, was at UCF to give a short overview of the ADVANCE program and to give information on submitting successful ADVANCE proposals.

For more information, please contact:



Marisol Ortega-Pérez

Assistant Director, Research Outreach Services

(407) 882-0185

April Torre

Research Outreach Services Assistant

(407) 882-1900