Research Resources

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ORA Portal

Please use the button below to be redirected to the ORA Portal. Fill out the ORA intake form and we will review the information and contact you.

Note: The link only works for UF Health Jacksonville faculty, trainees or staff. Off-campus users will be required to login.

NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts

The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is NIH's official publication of notices of grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).

Launchpad Funding Initiative

The primary goal of this new initiative is to provide a more nimble and efficient platform for investigators to launch innovative and impactful research projects. That is, rather than a static, once a year distribution of funds, Launchpad will implement a rolling submissions strategy that allows investigators to more rapidly submit ideas on an ongoing basis to be reviewed for potential funding.

For more information, please view the research funding opportunities page.

KL2 Request for Applications 2020

The UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is now accepting applications for its KL2 Multidisciplinary Program for Junior Faculty, which provides two years of financial support and research training to develop the skills necessary to build a well-funded, collaborative career in clinical/translational research.

For more information, please view the RFA Announcement .pdf (Adobe PDF Document).

Rapid-Response Translational Research Projects to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

The CTSI and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Affairs invite applications for translational research projects that can be rapidly mobilized to help address the COVID-19 pandemic. This RFA is designed to support projects that can be accomplished in six months or less and will contribute new knowledge that can inform the COVID-19 response and/or lay critical groundwork for subsequent research while extramural funding opportunities emerge - Read more .pdf (Adobe PDF Document)

Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO)

FEO’s are available to all full-time faculty in the Health Sciences, IFAS and the College of Law, and other faculty who are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Jacksonville Aging Studies Center (JAX–ASCENT) Resources

JAX–ASCENT serves as a hub for groundbreaking research on aging in Northeast Florida.

UF W. Martin Smith Interdisciplinary Patient Safety Awards, 2020

We are excited to announce that the UF W. Martin Smith Interdisciplinary Patient Safety Awards application submission period is opening again soon! Be sure to have your completed applications ready to email to We are accepting applications from January 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020.

For additional details, including the application requirements, previous winners, project achievements and more please view the UF W Martin Smith Safety Awards website.

IPRCE PReP Call for Proposals, 2019-2020

The Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory (IPRCE) seeks to reduce the burden of injury in Georgia and the Southeast. To realize this goal, the IPRCE Research Core’s Pilot Research Program (PReP) seeks to fund 2-3 pilot grants that will catalyze and advance IPRCE priorities and priorities of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) in falls, traumatic brain injury (TBI), opioid and other drug safety/overdose prevention, violence and transportation injury.

For more information, please view the IPRCE PReP Call for Proposals, 2019-2020 .pdf (Adobe PDF Document).

Office of Research - Research Opportunity Seed Fund Competition 2020

The UF Office of Research has announced the 2020 research opportunity seed fund competition. Projects should be innovative, with strong possibility for future funding from external sources or have outstanding commercial potential. For further information, view the competition announcement below.

For more information, please view the Research Opportunity Seed Fund Competition 2020 .pdf (Adobe PDF Document).

Research Services and Resources

UF CTSI Resources

The UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) accelerates the translation of scientific discoveries into practice for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure of human disease.


CTSI Research Services Fair - September 23, 2019
2019-2020: Key Moment for the Future
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2019-2020: Key Moment for the Future with Dr. Alex Parker

PDF Presentation: 2019-2020: Key Moment for the Future .pdf (Adobe PDF Document)
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Biorepository with Amer Abouhamze

PDF Presentation: Biorepository .pdf (Adobe PDF Document)
Helping Researchers do Research
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Helping Researchers do Research with Holly Morris

PDF Presentation: Helping Researchers do Research .pdf (Adobe PDF Document)
Recruitment Resources
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Recruitment Resources with Deaven Hough and Marta Hansen

PDF Presentation: Recruitment Resources .pdf (Adobe PDF Document)
Research Navigation
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Research Navigation with Tiffany Danielle Pineda and Shelia Austin

Other Presentations (.pdfs)

GradDev Professional Skills

Grad Student and Postdoc Career and Professional Development (GradDev), sponsored by the UF CTSI and UF Health, has a “Learn – Discover – Lead” seminar series that is designed to provide practical advice for PhD and dual degree scientists, who will be managing and leading research teams of their own. The target audience is graduate students, combined degree students, postdoctoral research trainees, and junior faculty, but everyone who may benefit from these seminars is welcome to attend!

For more information, please visit the GradDev Professional Skills website.

NIH Guidance on Rigor and Transparency

The goal of this initiative is to enhance reproducibility of research through rigor and transparency.

For more information about the rigor and transparency initiative, please view the NIH Guidance on Rigor and Transparency .pdf (Adobe PDF Document)