Funding Resources


UFIRST, the University of Florida Integrated Research Support Tool

Find Funding

Funding opportunities, industry funding sources, internal seed grants

Large Multidisciplinary Proposal Development

Coordination for large interdisciplinary research initiatives, graphic arts assistance, pre-submission review

Proposal Submission

Boilerplate Text for Proposals

The following text may be used as a basis for a UF profile, diversity statement, or college profiles. Please note that some sections require inputting current facts.

Award Negotiation and Signature

Sponsored agreements (research agreements, CTA’s, CDA’s, DUA’s)

Award Management

Award setup in UFIRST, no cost extensions, supplements, and progress reports

Outgoing Subawards

Outgoing subaward process, subaward tracking, subrecipient monitoring roles and responsibilities

Contracts & Grants Accounting

Outgoing subaward process, subaward tracking, subrecipient monitoring roles and responsibilities

Research Financials

Review expenditures for compliance, review and approval of cost transfers, prepare financial reports and invoices, process payments received, process subcontract payments and award closeout

Service Resources

Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

Research Navigation support, recruitment support, bio stats, regulatory and data support, nursing support, research coordinator support, Clinical Research Center, specimen processing, storage and shipment support

  • (352) 273-8700
  • CTSI Website
  • Duane Mitchell, Director

International Travel

Provides assistance and support to UF faculty, staff, administrators, and students while traveling on UF business abroad

Procurement – Purchasing

Procurement (requisitions, purchase orders, PCard), sourcing, and contract management

Records Retention

Records Management:

Records management and training schedules

University Archives:

Preservation of and access to permanent public records

Core Service Centers

Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research (ICBR)

Gene expression, genotyping, monoclonal antibody prodcution, DNA sequencing, Sanger sequencing, electron microscopy, cytometry, bioinformatics, proteomics, mass spectrometry, biotechnology, genomics, transriptome, genome annotation, dibig, flow cytometers, confocal microscope, electron, imaging, transmission, scanning, quantitative pcr, expression arrays, mirna arrays, pathogen, detection, quantification, immunization, purification, cell fusion, cell cloning, epitope, binning, protein, fractionation, cell, line, authentication, labeling, electrophoresis

College of Engineering Research Service Centers

Materials characterization, analysis and expertise, and Micro/Nano device fabrication

UF Innovate | Tech Licensing

Patents, Intellectual Property (IP), research commercialization

UF Innovate | Accelerate

Sid Martin Biotech & The Hub

Mass Spectrometry Resource and Education Center

Provides wide variety of mass spectrometry instruments, bioinformatic tools and highly trained staff

Center for Environmental & Human Toxicology

The Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology serves as the focal point at the University of Florida for activities concerning the effects of chemicals on the environment, human and animal health.

Analytical Toxicology Core Laboratory

Compliance Resources

Animal Care Services (ACS)

Animal housing facilities, animal husbandry, veterinary care, training and technical services

Animal Research – IACUC

Approval for research involving animals

Asset & Equipment Management

Equipment acquisitions,  dispositions, physical inventory,  agency reporting,  international use of equipment, surplus property and vehicle titles/licensing

Clinical Research Billing – UF and Shands (UF Health)

For human subject research, Shands Epic research functionality, and billing questions

Protocol registration for human subject research in

Compliance Hotline

Contact the Compliance Hotline to report concerns anonymously

Conflict of Interest & Outside Activities

For questions regarding Outside Activities and Financial Interests related to research, contact Research Conflict of Interest (COI-R) at

For assistance with UF’s Outside Activities disclosure requirements or conflicts of interest concerns, contact the COI Program at :

Drones, Unmanned Aerial Systems

Unmanned aerial systems, FAA regulations

Effort Certification & Commitments

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S)

Biohazards, bloodborne pathogens, organisms requiring state or federal permits, chemicals, nanoparticles, radioisotopes, radiation, lasers, animal contact, DEA controlled substances, medical grade gas, hazardous waste, hazardous materials shipping, respirator use, medical monitoring/health assessments

Export Controls (EC)

ITAR, EAR, OFAC. Research involving military, space, nuclear, infrared, UAVs, encryption, astronomical instruments, etc.

FOIA Requests

Public record or Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, Sunshine Laws

Information Technology (IT) Security

Comprehensive risk assessment, forensic investigation service, incident management, intrusion detection/prevent, PGP encryption

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

rDNA, BSL-3 pathogens, select agents, dual use research of concern (DURC)

Human Research – IRB

Approval for research involving humans, IRB questions

Minors in Labs

Minors working in labs, clinics, or animal facilities


Fabrication, falsification or plagiarism in research

Privacy Office

HIPAA, information privacy, personally identifiable information, FERPA training

Public Access Policy – Data & Journal Requirements

Requirements for federal agency grant recipients about depositing data and articles in federal agency repositories, e.g. PubMedCentral

Research Training

Determine training list, training courses, training records, training reminders

Research at Veterans Administration (VA)

Contracting related to VAMC through North Florida Foundation for Research and Education

  • Research Service:
    • (352) 548-6000 ext 106476
    • Research Service Website
    • David J. Clark, ScD, Chief of Research
    • Michael Merritt, Administrative Officer
  • Human Research:
    • (352) 548-6000 ext 104925
    • Sofia Ortiz, Human Research Protection Program Specialist
  • Animal Research:
    • (352) 548-6000 ext 104901
    • Tiffany Ramsey, Animal Research Program Specialist
  • Contracting related to VAMC through NFFRE
    • (352) 548-6000 ext 106448
    • NFFRE Website
    • Theresa Smith, Executive Director