RAFT — Research Administration & Financials Training
The Division of Sponsored Programs and Contracts & Grants offer a variety of training and professional development opportunities that provide research administrators throughout the university with “a lifeline” to the research community.
RAFT Training Classes
RAFT training classes help to grow the skills of research administrators and other staff who support sponsored research and extension at UF. The series features monthly classes covering a range of topics across sponsored programs management. Enrollment is now available in the myTraining system.
To view class listings, please refer to the Sponsored Programs course catalog.
The Research Administration & Financials Training (RAFT) forum is designed to create a bridge between the core offices and the UF research community. These sessions cover special topics of interest, while also providing an open channel for solutions, contacts, and information targeted to the needs of UF sponsored programs. No registration is required. If you are not able to attend in person, join us using the live meeting link just below.
Important: A visitor parking permit is required in order to park in the lot behind the HR building or in the HR overflow parking lot, even for vehicles with a valid UF parking decal. Visitor parking passes are available at the HR Front Desk Service Center. Overflow parking is available in the parking lot located in the Northwest corner of SW 2nd Ave and SW 10th St—directly south of Infinity Hub.
|10/12/2018||Information Security||McKnight Brain Institute||2:30–4:30 p.m.||Watch online|
|11/28/2017||Faculty Life||HRS 120||2:30–4:30 p.m.||Watch online|
|8/31/2017||Intellectual Property 101||HRS 120||3–4:30 p.m.||Watch online|
|7/24/2017||Research Terms & Conditions||HRS 120||10 a.m.–noon||Watch online|
|5/2/2017||Effort||HRS 120||3–4:30 p.m.||Watch online|
|4/14/2017||UFIRST Awards||HRS 120||2:30–4:30 p.m.||Watch online|
|11/30/2016||Export Controls||HPNP G-114||3–4:30 p.m.||Watch online||PPT|
|10/12/2016||Effort||HPNP G-114||3–4:30 p.m.||Watch online|
|9/7/2016||Hiring and Paying Fellows||HPNP G-114||3–4:30 p.m.||Watch online||PPT|
|4/19/2016||IRB / IACUC||HPNP G-114||3–4:30 p.m.||Watch online||PPT|
|3/29/2016||Reporting||HPNP G-114||3–4:30 p.m.||Watch online||PPT|
|2/12/2016||Cost Sharing||HPNP G-114||3–4:30 p.m.||Watch online||PPT|
The UF Research Administration and Financials Training (RAFT) Cohort is intended for employees with 12 months or fewer of grants management experience. The cohort is a classroom series that introduces all aspects of sponsored programs management at UF. In addition, the RAFT Cohort seeks to foster peer relationships within the grants community. Each cohort is limited to a minimum number of participants to ensure networking and relationship building. Participants who successfully complete the series receive a certificate of completion.
The application window for the Fall 2018 RAFT Cohort is now closed. Information on the Spring 2019 RAFT Cohort will be coming soon.