Applications to participate in Research Administration & Financials Training Level One Cohort due Dec. 9

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.

Session Date Time
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.