This is your last chance to get your applications in for the Spring 2020 RAFT Foundations Cohort.
Don't wait.  Apply now!

[A close up of a logo  Description automatically generated]Applications to participate in UF's Research
Administration & Financials Training (RAFT)
Foundations Cohort due Jan 10th
UF's Division of Sponsored Programs and Contracts & Grants will once again offer a professional development series that provides Sponsored Program Administrators throughout the university with "a lifeline" to the sponsored programs community.  Designed for Sponsored Programs Administrators with one year or less of award management experience, the Research Administration and Financials Training (RAFT) Foundations Cohort is comprised of a twenty-one session, blended learning series that provides a thorough introduction to all aspects of sponsored programs management at UF. In addition, the RAFT Foundations 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 the beginning of May. To participate, you must be able to attend most sessions and have the support of your supervisor. Review our schedule below. Dates are tentative and subject to change.  The current syllabus<> for RAFT Foundations Cohort Spring 2020.


1 - Kickoff Meeting

Monday, Jan 27

1:30 - 4:00

2 - RSH100 Sponsored Projects Overview


Post-req to Kickoff

3 - RSH201 Finding Funding & Limited Opportunities


Expected completion week of 2/3/20

3a - Project Workday

Thursday, Feb 6

9:00 - 12:00

4 - RSH279 UFIRST Introduction


Expected completion week of 2/10/20

5 - RSH202 Solicitation Review & Proposal Development


Expected completion week of 2/10/20

6 - RSH203 Budget Development

Tuesday, Feb 18

1:30 - 4:30 (unconfirmed)

7 - UF Wide Sponsored Projects Workshop

Tuesday, Feb 25


8 - RSH204 Non-Fiscal Compliance


Expected completion week of 3/3/19

9 - FACE to FACE: All things PreAward

Tuesday, Mar 10

1:30 - 4:30

10 - Special Session

Tuesday, Mar 17

2:30 - 4:30 (unconfirmed)

11 - RSH260 Cost Principles


Expected completion week of 3/23/20

12 - RSH220 Effort Fundamentals


Pre-req to RSH207 (unconfirmed)

13 - RSH207 Effort Advanced Topics

Tuesday, Mar 31

2:30 - 4:30 (unconfirmed)

14 - RSH230 Effort Management


Post-req to RSH207 (unconfirmed)

14a - Project Workday

Thursday, Apr 2

1:30 - 4:30

15 - PST130 Reconciliation


Expected completion week of 4/6/20

16 - RSH208 Post-Award Best Practices


Expected completion week of 4/13/20

17 - FACE to FACE: All Things PostAward

Monday, Apr 20

1:30 - 4:30

18 - RSH215 Reporting

Tuesday, Apr 28

2:30 - 4:30 (unconfirmed)

19 - Project Delivery, Graduation & Celebration

Tuesday, May 5

2:00 - 4:30

Interested applicants should complete the  program application form<> and return to Ronda Mitchell<mailto:[log in to unmask]> by January 10th. 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 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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