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Division of Sponsored Programs

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The Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) facilitates institutional approval for all proposal submissions, accepts and administers grant awards, and negotiates contracts and other research-related agreements on behalf of the University of Florida. The Division of Sponsored Programs is responsible for the following areas:

Proposal Preparation & Submission

DSP reviews, approves and facilitates submission of all proposals; provides UF Authorized Official signature on proposal submissions; and offers guidance on budgeting and other proposal just-in-time and post-submission questions.

Agreement Negotiation & Signature

DSP staff review, negotiate and facilitate the acceptance of all grants, contracts, awards, non-disclosure and data use agreements. They are the only official signatory for these documents at UF

Award Management

DSP facilitates the initial set-up and supports ongoing management of all sponsored awards. DSP reviews and approves all required prior approvals and award modifications.

Outgoing Subawards

DSP’s Outgoing Subaward Team works closely with Principal Investigators and their staff to prepare and execute outgoing subawards or subcontracts.

Grant Accounting

Learn about the Division of Contracts & Grants and see what services it provides.

Award Closeout

The last step in a grant or contract’s life cycle, whether cost reimbursable or fixed price, is project closeout.

Forms & Templates

Review the different forms and templates needed for research.

Research By The Numbers

Fiscal Year 2021
$938 M
Total Awards
1,829
Unique Faculty
Receiving Awards
1,057
Unique Award Sponsors
10,594
Total Award Actions
5,843
Proposals Submitted And
Reviewed Through DSP
3,772
Agreements Negotiated
(Funded + Unfunded)
1,183
Subawards Executed

DSP Roles and Responsibilities

At the University of Florida administration of Sponsored Programs is a team effort. All individuals and offices involved in sponsored programs should take personal responsibility for their actions in pursuit of individual and organizational excellence. Each individual should uphold the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in accordance with University, sponsor, state, and federal policies and regulations.

Sponsored Programs Roles and Responsibilities – By Function

  • Proposal Development, Routing & Submission Matrix: PDF Version; Excel Version
  • Award Acceptance
  • Project Execution
  • Fiscal Administration of Project Execution
  • Subrecipient Monitoring
  • Effort Reporting

Sponsored Programs Roles and Responsibilities – By Individuals

Staff Directory

Mailing Address

University of Florida
207 Grinter Hall
PO Box 115500
Gainesville, FL 32611-5500