Applications to participate in UF’s Research Administration & Financials Training (RAFT) Cohort now open!
UF’s Division of Sponsored Programs and Contracts & Grants will once again offer a professional development series that provides research administrators throughout the university with “a lifeline” to the research community.
Designed for research administrators with one year or less of grants management experience, the Research Administration and Financials Training (RAFT) Cohort is comprised of a thirteen-session classroom series that provides a thorough introduction to all aspects of sponsored programs management at UF and four online learning activities. In addition, the RAFT 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 September and continue through the first part of December. To participate, you must be able to attend all sessions and have the appropriate support of your supervisor. Review our schedule below. Dates are tentative and subject to change. The current syllabus for RAFT Fall 2018.
Interested applicants should email a completed program application form to Ronda Mitchell, Grants Training Manager for UF Training and Organizational Development, by Aug 3rd. If you have questions about the RAFT Cohort, please contact Stephanie Gray, assistant vice president for the Division of Sponsored Programs, at (352) 392-3516; or Tiffany Schmidt, interim director for Contracts & Grants, at (352) 273-3101.