Is this recommended for me? Seems like most of these were covered in the online training.





From: UF C&G College and Dept Admins [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Schmidt,Tiffany M
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Subject: Applications to participate in UF’s Research Administration & Financials Training (RAFT) Level One Cohort due August 19


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Applications to participate in UF’s Research Administration & Financials Training (RAFT) Level One Cohort due August 19



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 twelve-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 will meet once a week starting in September and continuing through early December. To participate, you must be able to attend all program sessions and have the appropriate support of your supervisor.





1 – Overview of Sponsored Programs


3:00-5:00 PM

Clinical and Translational Research (CTRB 2161)

2 - Finding Funding & Limited Opportunities


9:00-11:00 AM

HRS (Room 120)

3 - Solicitation Review & Proposal Development


9:00-11:00 AM

HRS (Room 120)

4 – Budget Development


1:30-4:30 PM

HRS (Room 120)

5 – Open Lab


2:00-5:00 PM

HUB Computer Lab 221

6 – Awards: Negotiation & Setup


2:00-4:00 PM

Communicore C2-033

7 – Non-Fiscal Compliance


11:45-1:30 PM

HPNP G-114

8 – Cost Principles Advanced Topics


9:00-11:00 AM

Communicore C2-033

9 – Effort Advanced Topics


2:00-4:00 PM

Communicore C2-033

10 – Post Award Overview


2:00-4:00 PM

Communicore C2-033

11 – Post-Award Best Practices


2:00-4:00 PM

HUB Computer Lab 221

12 – Graduation


3:00-5:00 PM

Clinical and Translational Research (CTRB 2161)


Interested applicants should email a completed program application form to Steve Slater, grants training manager for UF Training and Organizational Development, by August 19. 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. 



Stephanie Gray, Assistant Vice President

Division of Sponsored Programs


Tiffany Schmidt, Associate Director

Contracts & Grants Accounting