The last day to apply for the spring 2019 RAFT Cohort is Friday, 1/11/19.

Good luck to all!

From: Mitchell,Ronda
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:31 PM
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Subject: Spring 2019 RAFT Cohort Application Window Now Open

Applications to participate in UF's Research Administration & Financials Training (RAFT) Cohort due January 11th

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) Cohort is comprised of a thirteen-session classroom series that provides a thorough introduction to all aspects of sponsored programs management at UF and four online learning activities. In addition, the RAFT 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 April. To participate, you must be able to attend all sessions and have the appropriate support of your supervisor. Review our schedule below. Dates, locations and instructors are tentative and subject to change.  The current syllabus<> for RAFT Spring 2019.


1 - Kickoff Meeting

Monday, Jan 28

1:00 - 4:00

2 - Finding Funding & Limited Opportunities

Monday, Feb 4

2:30 - 4:30

3 - Solicitation Review & Proposal Development

Monday, Feb 13

1:30 - 4:30

4 - Budget Development

Tuesday, Feb 19

1:30 - 4:30

5 - Awards: Negotiation & Setup

Monday, Feb 25

2:30 - 4:30

6 - Non-Fiscal Compliance

Monday, Mar 4

2:00 - 4:30

7 - Special Session

Monday, Mar 11

2:00 - 4:30 (unconfirmed)

8 - Cost Principles Advanced Topics

Tuesday, Mar 19

2:30 - 4:30

9 - Effort Advanced Topics

Monday, Mar 25

2:30 - 4:30

10 - Post Award Overview

Monday, Apr 8,

2:30 - 4:30

11 - Post-Award Best Practices

Monday, Apr 15

1:30 - 4:30

12 - Reporting, RAFT Promo, Project Work

Monday, Apr 22

2:30 - 4:30

13 - Project Delivery, Graduation & Celebration

Monday, April 29

2:30 - 4:30

Interested applicants should email a completed program application form<> to Ronda Mitchell<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, Grants Training Manager for UF Training and Organizational Development, by January 11th.  You must include Spring 2019 RAFT Cohort in the Subject Line.  If you have questions about the RAFT Cohort, please contact Stephanie Gray<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, Assistant Vice President for the Division of Sponsored Programs, at (352) 392-3516; or Tiffany Schmidt<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, Assistant Vice President & Director for Contracts & Grants, at (352) 273-3101.

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Ronda C. Mitchell, M.Ed.
Grants Training Manager
UF Human Resource Services
Training & Organizational Development
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