Research Administration & Financials Training (RAFT)


RAFT Training Series

The RAFT Training Series is a program for all research administrators and other staff who support sponsored programs at UF. This series begins in March 2016 and will feature classes covering the full range of topics across sponsored programs management. Sessions will run on a monthly basis. The current schedule of courses can be found here. Enrollment is available in the myTraining system.

RAFT Forum

The RAFT forum is a meeting designed to create a bridge between the core offices and the UF research community. These sessions will 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.

Upcoming sessions will be announce through the UF Research Listserv.

RAFT Level One Cohort

The Level One Cohort is designed for employees with 18 months or fewer of grants management experience. The cohort is a thirteen-session classroom series that will provide a thorough introduction to all aspects of sponsored programs management at UF.

In addition, the RAFT Level One Cohort is designed to foster peer relationships within the grants community. Each cohort will be kept to a minimum number of participants to ensure networking and relationship building. Program participants will also be paired with senior research administrators, who can provide guidance and assistance throughout the program. Participants who successfully complete the series will be awarded a certificate of completion. View the current level one cohort schedule.

Additional Training Courses

Additional Sponsored Research Training, including mandatory courses in Effort Management and Cost Principles, the PRO3 fiscal management series, Award Management and more can be found at the Sponsored Research Training courses.

The College of Medicine Research Administration & Compliance (RAC) Office provides training that address Health Science Center Research Billing Compliance.

Other Online Help

Additional online resources to assist in using research systems and processing proposals, awards, and transactions is available at the Toolkits page.