UF’s Division of Sponsored Programs and Contracts & Grants will once again offer a professional development series that provides research administrators throughout the university with “a lifeline” to the research community.
Designed for research administrators with one year or less of grants management experience, the Research Administration and Financials Training (RAFT) Level One Cohort is a 12-session classroom series that provides a thorough introduction to all aspects of sponsored programs management at UF. In addition, the RAFT Level One Cohort is designed to foster peer relationships within the grants community. Each cohort is limited to a small number of participants to ensure networking and relationship building. Participants who successfully complete the series will be awarded a certificate of completion.
The cohort series will begin in January and continue through March. To participate, you must be able to attend all sessions and have the appropriate support of your supervisor. Review our schedule below. Dates and times are still tentative.
|1 – Overview of Sponsored Programs||01/05/17||2:30-4:30 p.m.|
|2 – Finding Funding & Limited Opportunities||01/10/17||2:00-4:00 p.m.|
|3 – Solicitation Review & Proposal Development||01/19/17||2:00-4:00 p.m.|
|4 – Budget Development||01/26/17||2:00-4:00 p.m.|
|5 – Awards: Negotiation & Setup||02/02/17||2:00-4:00 p.m.|
|6 – Non-Fiscal Compliance||02/08/17||2:30-4:30 p.m.|
|7 – Cost Principles Advanced Topics||02/14/17||2:00-4:00 p.m.|
|8 – Effort Advanced Topics||02/22/17||2:30-4:30 p.m.|
|9 – Post Award Overview||03/02/17||2:00-4:00 p.m.|
|10 – Open Lab||03/08/17||2:00-4:00 p.m.|
|11 – Post-Award Best Practices||03/16/17||2:00-4:00 p.m.|
|12 – Graduation||03/28/17||2:30-4:30 p.m.|
Interested applicants should email a completed program application form to Steve Slater, grants training manager for UF Training and Organizational Development, by Dec. 9. If you have questions about the RAFT Level One Cohort, please contact Stephanie Gray, assistant vice president for the Division of Sponsored Programs, at (352) 392-3516 or Tiffany Schmidt, associate director for Contracts & Grants, at (352) 273-3101.