Federal Demonstration Partnership

What is the FDP?

The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) began as an experiment in 1986 between five federal agencies (NSF, NIH, ONR, DOE and USDA), the Florida State University System (SUS) and the University of Miami to test and evaluate a grant mechanism utilizing a standardized and simplified set of terms and conditions across all participating agencies. These grant conditions were known as the FDP Terms and Conditions exclusive to FDP members. On July 1, 2008, the FDP Terms and Conditions were adopted as the Federal-wide Standard Terms and Conditions for Research Grants (RTC).

The FDP is now comprised of 10 federal agencies and more than 90 research institutions dedicated to finding efficient and effective ways to support research by maximizing resources available for research and minimizing administrative costs. The University of Florida continues to be an active FDP member.

FDP is currently in Phase VI, launched in 2014.

UF’s FDP representatives are from the Division of Sponsored Programs and may be contacted if you have any questions.

  • David Norton, Faculty Representative, Vice President for Research
  • Stephanie Gray, Administrative Representative, Director of Sponsored Programs
  • Nick Dunham, Information Technology Representative, Director of Information Services