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OSTP Sends Open Letter to US Research Community on Foreign Influence Concerns

On September 16, Kelvin Droegemeier, PhD, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) publicly issued a letter to the US research community on efforts to ensure openness, transparency, reciprocity, and security in international scientific collaborations. The White House has established a federal Joint Committee…

New EndNote Licenses Available for 2019-20

EndNote Premium X9 licenses can now be purchased by UF departments for faculty, students, and staff use at reduced cost through UFIT. The popular software makes managing research extremely efficient, from compiling thesis bibliographies to preparing papers for publication. Version X9 was also upgraded with enhancements to the workflow options…

Office of Research Guidance on Foreign Activity Disclosure Requirements

To: All UF Faculty From: David P. Norton, Vice President for Research The University of Florida is deeply committed to and strongly encourages international research, collaboration, and scholarship. Our UF faculty, staff, and graduate students come from all parts of the globe, interact with researchers and scholars located in…

Bankhead – Coley Cancer Research Program 2019-2020

The Florida Department of Health has released the call for grant applications for the 2019-2020 Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program. The purpose of this program is to advance progress towards cures for cancer through grants awarded through a peer-reviewed, competitive process. All applications submitted in response to this Funding Opportunity must…

James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program 2019-2020

The Florida Department of Health has released the call for grant applications for the 2019-2020 James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program. The purpose of this program is to support research initiatives that address the health care problems of Floridians in the areas of tobacco-related cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and…

US Continues Concern over Foreign Threats to Biomedical Research

A NYT article reported on the Trump Administration and NIH’s concern over “foreign influences on research integrity.” AAMC Chief Scientific Officer Ross McKinney, MD, discussed the effects caused by NIH-funded researchers also running undisclosed labs in China, “Those scientists could have a competitive advantage over other people applying for…

Searle Scholars Program

The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding early-career scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term with $100,000 payable each year of the grant, subject to the receipt…