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Research Training

Research Training Requirement

Changes in Requirements and Procedures for Sponsored Projects

Mandatory Investigator & Staff Training

In order to enhance the University’s good practices in sponsored project accounting operations and to further appropriate stewardship of contracts and grants to all of our Sponsors, effective March 3, 2014, the University of Florida is implementing new sponsored training requirements.  Note that all courses can be found online by navigating in myUFL to Main Menu > My Self Service > Training and Development > Request Training Enrollment.  Search by the course numbers (RSH220, RSH230, or RSH260) to enroll.

Any questions about the training can be directed to Stephanie Gray, Director, Division of Sponsored programs at 352/273-4062 or

Research Training Opportunity

Training and Research Academy for Clinical and Translational Science (TRACTS)

DEADLINE: March 28, 2014

The UF CTSI Training and Professional Development Program is currently soliciting nominations for participants. TRACTS is a two-year, tuition-funded mentored training program for faculty and senior fellows at the University of Florida who have a passion to pursue clinical/ translational research in the health sciences as a major component of their careers. If you have a senior fellow or junior faculty member who may benefit from the program, please review the information at  The nomination deadline has been extended to March 28, 2014.  Nominations must come from the department chair with required items from the candidate.   The complete nomination instructions and forms are available at: Nomination Form and Instructions

Research Funding

Research Funding Opportunity

Grand Challenges Exploration Grants

Deadline: March 2014

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced the latest set of grant awards for the Grand Challenges Explorations program. Over 80 new grants of US$100,000 each will be made to investigators from 14 countries through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative which funds innovative ideas to solve some of the greatest challenges in global health and development. In this round, grants were awarded for projects focusing on women smallholder farmers, neglected tropical diseases, condom development, linking data systems for development needs, and exploring the intersection of human and animal health.

Research Funding Opportunity

UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Deadline: March 31 2014

Call for Applications – CTSI Clinical Research Pilot Project Awards. This RFA invites proposals for clinical research to be conducted using the CTSI’s Clinical Research Center, which provides services in support of clinical research involving any disease area or age group and occupies the first floor of the north wing of the new Clinical and Translational Research Building. Proposals may also include the use of other CTSI services needed for the proposed pilot project.

UF faculty members and trainees (residents, graduate students, post docs and fellows) are encouraged to apply.


Research Funding Opportunity

The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Research Fellowship

Deadline:  July 1, 2014

The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences. To attain its ultimate goal of increasing the number of imaginative, well-trained and dedicated medical scientists, the Foundation grants financial support of sufficient duration to help further the careers of young men and women engaged in biological or medical research. Candidates who hold, or are in the final stages of obtaining a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and are seeking beginning postdoctoral training in basic biomedical research are eligible to apply for a fellowship. The Foundation accepts applications from candidates who have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the deadline for submitting the application (July 1, 2014), and who have received a PhD (or D.Phil. or equivalent) degree no more than two years before the deadline, or an M.D. degree no more than three years before the deadline.