Project Types

Project Type is an attribute that further defines the purpose reflected in the scope of work. It is used for both institutional reporting and for improving business processes, such as identifying projects not requiring effort commitments, identifying projects with special rebudgeting restrictions, or identifying projects of strategic institutional importance.

UFIRST Project Type

  • Agricultural Field Trial (FLDTR): A set protocol that outlines the procedures to be followed during the trial and for which the University PI provides little to no intellectual input into the scope of work.  The University researcher involvement is to provide the sponsor with data regarding the protocol results, most often a data set as opposed to conclusions or data analysis. A field trial may test the growth of a seed, the ability of a crop variety to perform under normal cultivation conditions, examine the need for higher crop yields, disease and pest resistance, and hardiness, or look at the effects of treatments (i.e. pesticide applications) on crop yields.
  • Animal Clinical Trial (ANML): The use of non-human animals in drug trials with the explicit intention of determining the safety or efficacy for future treatments, therapies or diagnostic tools(not for any use of animals in the basic discovery of new knowledge which should be research).
  • Career Development (CAR): Programs to foster the development of independent scientists in their career.  Often included protected research time early in a researchers career to develop a foundational research portfolio.
    • Examples: NIH K awards, NSF CAREER
  • Clinical Trial (CT): A subset of Clinical Research where one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions (which may include placebo or other control) to evaluate the effects of those interventions on health-related biomedical or behavioral outcomes.
  • Clinical Trial Operating Account (CTOA): Operating project to cover incidentals and administrative labor to run the clinical trial program of a unit or individual Principal Investigator’s trial program. Set up in Fund 214.
  • Conference/Workshop (CONF): Conferences or workshops.
  • Curriculum Development (CUDEV): Development of coursework/curriculum.
  • Doctoral Dissertation (DDIG): Support completion of doctoral dissertation – at the direction of the graduate student.
  • Editorship (EDIT): Support for serving as the office of the editor or as the editor for a journal or other such publication.
  • Equipment (EQUIP): Solely for purchase or fabrication of scientific equipment.
    • Examples: DoD DURIP, DoEnergy ERLE; NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant Program; NSF MRI
  • Extension /Public Service(EXTPS): Delivering information and services to the non-UF non-scientific community. If the project is research into public health methods/delivery techniques, then the appropriate research project type applies. Examples: Public Health Services Delivery; engaging community; service not research
  • Fellowship –Graduate (FWSHG): Individualized mentored research training for a graduate student.
  • Fellowship – Other (FWSO): A fellowship not categorized as graduate or post-graduate.  May be for a faculty pursuing other lines in their career.
  • Fellowship Post Graduate (FWSHP): Individualized mentored research training to enhance the potential research career of the candidate or gain new research skills as an independent investigator.
  • Human Subjects /Clinical Research (HSR):   Research with human subjects where the research team interacts with:
    1. Epidemiological and behavioral studies
    2. Patient-oriented research. Research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens, and cognitive phenomena) for which an investigator (or colleague) directly interacts with human subjects. Excluded from this definition are in vitro studies that utilize human tissues that cannot be linked to a living individual. It includes: mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic interventions, clinical trials, and development of new technologies.
    3. Outcomes research and health services
  • IFAS Faculty Service Program (IFSP): designed for faculty conducting routine services for multiple, external, non-Federal sponsors on a fixed price basis.
  • Institutional Training Grant (ITG): Academic and/or research training programs providing for multiple fellowship appointments.
    • Examples: NIH T32, TL2, T34 and T35
  • Instruction (INSTR): Instruction activities benefitting the students of the University of Florida.
  • Inter-governmental Personnel Assignment (IPA): temporary assignment of personnel between the University and the Federal Government.
  • Other Sponsored Activity (OTHSP): Funding for activities not directly related to research or instruction.
    • Examples: Service Agreements such as CMS Title XIX & Title XXI; Exhibits/Collections 
  • Participant Support (PTSUP): Direct costs for items such as stipends or subsistence allowances, travel allowances, and registration fees paid to or on behalf of participants or trainees (but not employees) in connection with conferences or training projects. Participant support costs are excluded from the MTDC base when calculating F&A costs.
    • Examples: REU projects
  • Patient Care (PXCAR): Clinical services that must be segregated for accounting purposes (MTDC and no rebudgeting).
  • Pilot/Internal Project (PILOT): Reallocation to independent research projects of any UF dollars (Office of Research, College or Center) or any externally sponsored dollars where the purpose of the funds as proposed is specifically to fund such programs.
    • Examples: Research Foundation Professorships, Research Opportunity Seed Fund Awards, Sea Grant, CTSI pilot programs, Dentistry Seed funds
  • Renovations/Construction (RENO): Additions, improvements, modifications, replacements, rearrangements, reinstallations, renovations or alterations to capital assets that materially increase their value or useful life (not ordinary repairs and maintenance).
  • Research-Basic (RSHB): Undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge without any particular application or use in mind.
    • Examples: Standard NSF, NIH, USDA grants.
  • Research-Applied (RSHA): Conducted to gain the knowledge or understanding to meet a specific, recognized need.
    • Examples: Phase I & II SBIR/STTR awards; FHTCC awards
  • Research-Developmental (RSHD): Systematic use of knowledge or understanding gained from research directed toward the production of useful materials, devices, systems or methods.
    • Examples: Design and development of prototypes and processes.
  • Research Training (RSHT): Support for research training and career development for pre- and post-doctoral individuals, for support of theses or dissertation, or other undergraduate scholarly activities.
  • Testing/Services (TEST): A project under which a PI has received a set protocol that outlines the procedures to be followed and for which the University PI provides little to no intellectual input into the scope of work.  The University researcher involvement is to provide the sponsor with data regarding the protocol results, most often a data set as opposed to conclusions or data analysis.
  • Travel (TRAV): Solely for the reimbursement of travel.
  • Undergraduate Research Project (UGRSH): For an undergraduate student to perform scholarly or research activity.

Not available in UFIRST but remain available in myUFL

  • 211 Overhead-Dept (OHDPT)
  • 211 Overhead-Center (OHCTR)
  • 211 Overhead-College (Dean) (OHDN)
  • 211 Overhead-PI (OHPI)
  • 212 Residual
  • IFAS Royalties (FSEED)
  • Program Income