Faculty Invited to Listen to Virgin Galactic Space Engineer and Celebrity

Oct. 8, 2021 – Sirisha Bandla, who recently flew on Virgin Galactic’s Unity 22 space mission, will present a zoom talk for UCF faculty today at noon.

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New Resource Available that Makes it Easier to Find Research Collaborators Across Colleges

Oct. 5, 2021 – The Office of the Provost and the Office of Research have partnered to provide those conducting research and creative works at UCF a new resource – the Scholar Expertise Portal.

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Free Lab Coat Cleaning Service Available to UCF Researchers

Oct. 4, 2021 – Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 6, faculty, students and staff who work in a research lab at UCF can say goodbye to washing their own lab coats.



Those working in a lab and who have completed all their safety training will be able to walk up to one of seven kiosks, swipe their UCF ID, select a size, and collect a clean individually wrapped lab coat from the bin below, just like a vending machine.

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New Website Launches to Recognize NSF CAREER Award Recipients

Sept. 14, 2021 – The Vice President for Research Elizabeth Klonoff today announced a new website that recognizes some of UCF’s outstanding research faculty.

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New Required Training: What You Didn’t Know, You Needed to Know about the IRB

Aug. 31, 2021 – Many investigators used to human subject research know all about the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and the process needed to get approval before work can commence.

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Free Workshops Focused on
Scientific Computing and Research
Data Management Offered this Fall

Aug. 30, 2021 – A series of workshops aimed at helping researchers use a variety of research computing and data resources to conduct their work are being offered this semester at no cost.

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Candidates Sought for UCF’s First Graduate Student Advisory Council

Aug. 26, 2021 – UCF is looking for students to serve on its new Graduate Student Advisory Council launching this fall.

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Contracts Office

August 9, 2021 – The Sponsored Programs – Contracts Office (Contracts Office) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) supports research and educational efforts by drafting, reviewing, negotiating, signing, and performing certain administrative functions regarding agreements with external entities.

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Society of Research Administrators International Names Tamara Gabrus in ‘Future of the Field’ Recognition

ORLANDO, July 1, 2021 – Tamara Gabrus has been selected by the Society of Research

Administrators International to receive their inaugural Future of the Field recognition.


The honor recognizes up-and-comers who are innovating and influencing the research
administration profession.

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NEW Composite Fringe Benefit Rate is now available

The new composite fringe benefit rates have been approved by DHHS. The rates are effective July 1, 2021. Please apply the appropriate rates when preparing your proposal budgets.

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Dr. Liz Klonoff on 5-Day Rule


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UCF Researchers in Top 2% of Their Field


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Regulations Regarding High-Risk Entities


Sept. 21, 2020 – The U.S. Government prohibits U.S. entities from engaging in activities with parties that are identified on the U.S. Denied Parties Lists.

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Postdoctoral Scholar Spotlight



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ORLANDO, April 26, 2021 – The Office of Research has just published the PI (Principal Investigator) Handbook as a resource for researchers at UCF.


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The National Science Foundation CAREER Awards recognize early career professionals with promising researchers who have the potential to serve as academic role models and lead their respective fields.


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New Sponsored Awards


A big shout-out to all UCF investigators who received sponsored awards in September! The list includes total expected amount of funding for each listed award.  Congratulations to all!


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