Division of Sponsored Programs is the only UF office authorized to accept research grants, contracts, and other related agreements on behalf of the University of Florida. Documents requiring official signatures must be reviewed and signed by an authorized representative located in DSP. DO NOT SIGN any documents, or communicate any financial or institutional commitments unless it has been reviewed and approved by DSP.
DSP has the primary role in negotiating sponsored project and research related agreement terms and conditions.
The Sponsored Program Teams are responsible for negotiating the following agreements:
The Contracts Team is responsible for negotiating the following agreements:
The UFIRST Award Team is responsible for negotiating changes to agreements limited solely to:
Depending on the complexity of the modification the Award Team may engage other DSP Teams as necessary.
For guidance on where to send a contract or agreement for review and signature, please contact DSP.
All proposed contracts, agreements and awards, and their modifications, must be routed through UFIRST before DSP can officially begin the negotiation process.
If you receive an agreement directly from a sponsor, please deliver to DSP using UFIRST as follows:
DSP will request department chair approval using the UFIRST “Ad Hoc Approval” functionality where it is evident that resources will be needed or used to accomplish the agreements activities.
Please contact DSP if you have any questions.