News & Updates

We have great news to share with you. The Limited Submissions online process will be changing early this fall semester, providing you with an enhanced customer experience. We’ll soon be rolling out a few training options to learn how to use the system. Stay tuned for more information.


Visit our Funder Tool Kits to find sponsor- and topic-specific news, opportunities, and proposal resources. Tool Kit categories include: Private Foundations, Federal Agencies, and Special Topics.


ORC Sponsorship of Conferences and Workshops - ORC has decided to strategically invest funds to support important areas of research that have national or international impact, and advance the priority metrics of UCF’s strategic plan.


Revision of NSF Agency-Specific Requirements to the Research Terms and Conditions (effective 3/1/2018)


Changes to NSF BIO Proposal Submissions in 2018 - The Directorate of Biological Sciences (BIO) made important changes effective calendar year 2018. Read the Dear Colleague Letter and FAQs for complete details and contact your program officer for specific questions.


NIH proposes a Grant Support Index to limit the number of grants awarded to an individual investigator. See announcement and background blog post for more information.

Outreach Services

We provide information and resources throughout the year with a variety of available and/or requested workshops/presentations to UCF researchers. We bring UCF researchers/partners together in collaboration to increase the amount of proposals submitted on behalf of UCF.



Proposal Support

We can assist researchers during proposal preparation, including document support, reviews, and REACT support. We also provide a variety of resources related to funders, samples, and templates to assist in preparation.



Funding Opportunities

We can assist researchers with funding opportunity information related to limited submissions, internal and external partnership programs, funding search tools, and targeted searches upon request.



Dr. Debra Reinhart
Associate VP for Research and Scholarship
Director of Research Development
(407) 823-2315
Dr. Michael Macedonia
Assistant VP for Research
(407) 882-1331
Pallavoor (Vaidy) Vaidyanathan
Assistant VP for Research
(407) 823-0455
Joshua Roney
Associate Director, Research Development
(407) 882-0007
Marisol Ortega-Pérez
Assistant Director, Research Outreach Services
(407) 882-0185
Madhavi (Maddy) Chokshi
Research Development Coordinator
(407) 882-1141
Megan Kellogg
Joint Grant Support Coordinator (SDES/ORC)
April Torre
Research Outreach Services Assistant
(407) 882-1900

Jacqueline Sullivan
Limited Submission Coordinator
(407) 882-2226