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Office of Educational Research
College of Education
August 2006

Office of Educational Research Bulletin (ORB)

News and Notes

Change in fringe benefit rates & IDC

Information about UF's new indirect cost
rates-now called Facilities and
Administrative rates (F&A)-is available at vi/
Some rates have increased dramatically, but
On-Campus Research, the rate we use most
commonly, went up by 1% to 46.5%. This
information can also be found in the July 21
issue of FYI

The same issue of FYI includes a link to
information about changes in fringe benefit
rates: vi/
m?id=11575. This is very important
information, because these changes apply to
current projects as well as future submissions.
If you have an ongoing project, your budgets
will be affected, and some of the changes are
substantial and imminent. Graduate assistant
health insurance is a particular concern. It has
been increased from $500/year to $1,440/year
effective Spring semester, 2007. In FY 06-07,
your project will be charged $1,062 per
graduate assistant; if your project extends into
FY 07-08, you will be charged the full $1,440
per assistant. All new projects must budget for
the full $1,440 rate. We understand that
covering sizeable, unanticipated increases will
squeeze your budgets. Please let us know if
you expect serious problems covering
increases that result from these changes.

IFAS Follow-up Meeting September 8

We recently extended an invitation to COE
colleagues to join us this fall in taking the next
step in the grant writing process. In following
up the IFAS-sponsored training many of us
attended in May, we are seeking people
committed to submitting proposals in the near
future, who are interested in participating in a
proposal and team development process. In a
nutshell, we want to find people who are
motivated to submit, to bring everyone
together to seek out mutual affinities and
potential collaborations, and to provide
specific supports for proposal writing.

In preparation for the September 8 meeting,
we want you to start thinking about research
projects/ideas you might want to spearhead
or collaborate in. These are the roles you
could play in this process:
-Principal Investigator: You may bring a
precis of your project idea, identifying, as best
you can, the agency and competition to which
you plan to submit, and describing briefly
what research you want to do and the kind of
expertise you need on your research team.
-Collaborator You may be interested in
hearing about colleagues' work and possibly
finding a collaborator or team to work with.
-Research Methodologist or Content Area
Consultant: You may have content or
methodological expertise to contribute to
collaborative efforts.
-Senior Mentor: You might be an
experienced hand who can participate in the
process as a mentor to junior and less
experienced colleagues.

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We hope to develop a mentoring process by
first identifying experienced colleagues to
provide specific feedback about proposal
drafts and to guide teams forward in proposal

What we hope to accomplish, beginning with
the September 8 session, is to bring people
together with ideas about research they want
to do, to help them find colleagues to work
with, and to provide the supports they need to
finish the job.

Here is a Tentative Agenda:

Purpose: To talk about research ideas, to
connect individuals and groups who have
common interests or methodological
approaches, and to initiate a process of
mutual support and commitment that will see
proposal writers through to completion.

9:00a.m. Introductions and Overview
9:30a.m. Overview of IFAS Seminar
10:00a.m. Overview of Workshop and
Plans for recreating it in the
10:30a.m. Presentations of Research
Pr6cis and Statements of Need
12:00p.m. Lunch/Informal
Conversations /Team Building

Please RSVP to Ana: anapuig@( by
Friday, September 1.

We wishyou a smooth andfruiful Fall semester!

July Submissions

Best wishes go out to Elizabeth Bondy for her
proposal to the Gainesville Housing
Authority; to Holly Lane for her two
proposals one to the University of
Washington and the other to the USDOE; to
Stephen Pape for his proposal to Ohio State
University; to Jeanne Repetto for her proposal
to The Able Trust; and to Theresa Vernetson
for her CROP submission. For more details
about these submissions, see the table on the
next page.

Ana & Paul

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College of Education Funded Projects July 2006
SNo new projects funded during the month of July, 2006.

College of Education Submitted Proposals July 2006
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Bondy
Funding Agency: Gainesville Housing Authority
Proposal Title: Brights Futures Project
Requested Amount: $42,649

Principal Investigator: Holly Lane
Funding Agency: University of Washington (subcontract)
Proposal Title: Enhancing Understanding of the Role of Fluency in Reading Proficiency
and Developing Effective Tools for Measure
Requested Amount: $427,744

Principal Investigator: Holly Lane Co-PI: James McLeskey
Funding Agency: US Department of Education
Proposal Title: Project LITERACY: Literacy Intervention Teacher Education for Reaching
All Children and Youth
Requested Amount: $800,000

Principal Investigator: Stephen Pape
Funding Agency: Ohio State University
Proposal Title: Classroom Connectivity in Promoting Mathematics and Science
Requested Amount: $196,461

Principal Investigator: Jeanne Repetto
Funding Agency: The Able Trust
Proposal Title: Hiring Practices Continuation
Requested Amount: $35,000

Principal Investigator: Theresa Vernetson Co-PI: Michael Bowie
Funding Agency: State Community Colleges
Proposal Title: College Reach-Out Program (CROP)
Requested Amount: $64,256

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