New Sponsored Awards


The ORC will begin posting monthly lists of sponsored award recipients.  A big shout-out to all UCF investigators who received sponsored awards in September!  The list includes total expected amount of funding for each listed award.  Congratulations to all!


(Click here for list)










NSF Announces Automated Compliance Improvements


As part of NSF’s efforts to modernize proposal submission and increase competitive fairness in the proposal process, the Foundation continues to focus on implementing automated proposal compliance checks in FastLane.

Effective September 26, 2016, FastLane will now check to ensure that the combined text of the Project Summary text boxes (or uploaded PDF if the Project Summary contains special characters) does not exceed one page prior to submission, rather than the current check of 4,600 characters. See the Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter II.C.2.b, or click here for further information.



Call for White Papers for Salary Support for Large Proposal Development

Deadline: 5:00 PM October 7, 2016

White papers must be submitted electronically to Debbie Reinhart (


The recently adopted UCF Strategic Plan calls for the doubling of research awards over the next five years. Reaching research goals requires, among other things, an increase in the number of large grants, herein defined as an award with an annual budget exceeding $1 million provided to UCF over a minimum of 3 years. ORC/Graduate Studies recognizes the level of effort required to develop successful, complex proposals and is announcing the availability of salary support to lead Principal Investigators (PIs) to improve the probability of success. These funding opportunities should involve multiple PIs and disciplines. We anticipate funding 2-3 PIs. The opportunity deadline (actual or anticipated) must be between September 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.


More details here »



FY 2018 UCF Federal Priorities Information & Full Proposal Format


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The Office of Research and Commercialization welcomes Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Klonoff to UCF



Vice President for Research and Dean of
Graduate Studies


Liz joins us from San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego.  In her new position, she will be charged with advancing UCF’s reputation and impact as a 21st-century metropolitan research university by growing graduate enrollment, specifically for research-focused degrees, and elevating the scale and quality of its research.


  Welcome, Liz!