UFIRST Proposal and Agreement System

The University of Florida Integrated Research Support Tool (UFIRST) is the proposal and award management system of the University of Florida.

Phase 1: Starting March 23, 2015, use of UFIRST for entry and routing of proposals and agreements managed by the Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) is mandatory.

Phase II: Starting September 30, 2015, UFIRST SF424, becomes the primary submission mechanism for grants.gov applications.  Cayuse will no longer be available for use.

Phase III: Award Management. Currently in development.

To locate video tutorials as well as additional resources visit the Grants Toolkit.

Click here to access the UFIRST Training Manual

The functions of UFIRST include:

  • Collecting institutional proposal data
  • Routing proposals prior to submission to extramural sponsors
  • Collecting sponsored and research-related agreement information
  • Tracking negotiations on all sponsored and research-related agreements
  • Collecting institutional award data (functionality to be implemented 2016)
  • Hosting Notices of Award (functionality to be implemented 2016)
  • Facilitating tracking of all award management requests (functionality to be implemented 2016)