RAFT—UF’s Research Administration & Financials Training program sponsored by the Division of Sponsored Programs and Contracts & Grants—has announced an expanded line-up of training and professional development opportunities for 2016, including a new quarterly forum and a second-level series of training that builds on the level one training provided to the program’s inaugural cohort last fall.
The RAFT forum is a new quarterly meeting designed to create a bridge between the core offices and the UF research community. These sessions will cover special topics of interest, while also providing an open channel for solutions, contacts and information targeted to the needs of UF sponsored programs. No registration is required. The first meeting will be an open forum for gathering input and soliciting potential topics for the upcoming sessions.
|1/19/16||Open Forum||HPNP G-114||3:00 – 4:30 p.m.||Live meeting link|
|2/12/16||RAFT Forum||HPNP G-114||3:00 – 4:30 p.m.||Live meeting link|
RAFT Level Two Training Series
The RAFT Level Two Training Series is a new program for research administrators and other staff who support sponsored programs at UF. The Level Two series begins in March and will feature classes covering the full range of topics across sponsored programs management. Sessions will run on a monthly basis. Enrollment will available in the myTraining system starting Jan. 8.
|3/03/16||9:00 – 11:00 a.m.||Finding Funding & Limited Opportunities||HRS Room 120|
|4/12/16||9:00 – 11:00 a.m.||Solicitation Review & Proposal Development||HRS Room 120|
This special half-day workshop is tailored specifically to meet the needs of the core offices that provide ancillary support to sponsored programs and other campus business officers who may not directly perform sponsored programs activities. Attend this workshop to gain an understanding of the sponsored project lifecycle, as well as the overarching principles, rules and regulations that govern sponsored projects administration. Enrollment will available in the myTraining system starting Jan. 8.
|2/18/16||1:00 – 4:30 p.m.||1/2 Day Workshop||Sunshine Skyway|
RAFT Level One Cohort
The following individuals have been selected for the Spring 2016 RAFT Level One Cohort:
|Member Name||Department or Division|
|Angela Newsome||Emerging Pathogens Institute|
|Katherine (Katie) Snyder||Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment|
|Devin Perry||School of Forest Resources and Conservation|
|Emerito Ramos||CLAS Shared Services Center|
|Linda Sorrels||Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering|
|Jennifer Rinabarger||Department of Medicine|
|Melanie Hill||Fifield Shared Services Center|
|Nicole Barbier||Electrical & Computer Engineering|
|Robert Stokes||Florida Museum of Natural History|
|Alejandro Henao||Department of Urology|
|Christina Collingwood||Family, Youth, and Community Sciences|
|Christopher J. Polny||Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science|
|Debbie Stowell||College of Pharmacy|
|Sara Keith||Physiological Sciences|
|Stefanie Jones||Bureau of Economic and Business Research|
|Sarah Albury||Biomedical Engineering|