The Research Development Staff's mission is to submit complete, compliant, responsive and well-written proposals from UNF faculty members to funding agencies with a goal of ensuring proposals are designed to enable good stewardship of sponsored research funds.
This staff is responsible for complying with university, federal, state, and funding agency guidelines, rules, and regulations during budget preparation when determining costs applicable to grants, contracts, and other agreements. It is Research Development's responsibility to determine at the outset if a particular funding opportunity is in the best interest of the University and whether or not it enhances its academic mission.
ORSP assists University faculty and staff interested in pursuing external funding for research and training projects in the proposal development process by:
InfoEd's SPINPlus is a Web-based subscription package that bundles SPIN, the most widely used funding opportunities database, with GENIUS, a flexible CV/Biosketch database, and SMARTS, an automated alerts system that matches investigators with grant and contract announcements based on their user profiles. Collectively, the intuitive systems provide cost-effective support for developing sponsored programs.
Complete the Faculty Profile and Staff Research Interest Profile (for subscribing to the InfoEd GENIUS system).
Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov is THE single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.
The Federal Register is a legal newspaper published every business day by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). It contains Federal agency regulations; proposed rules and notices; and Executive orders, proclamations and other Presidential documents. The Federal Register informs citizens of their rights and obligations and provides access to a wide range of Federal benefits and opportunities for funding.
The SBIR Program was established by law to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector, strengthen the role of small business concerns in meeting federal research and development needs, and encourage participation of socially and economically disadvantaged persons and women-owned small businesses. The SBIR program consists of three phases. Phase I: Evaluate scientific technical merit and feasibility of an idea (up to $100K); Phase II: Expand the results of, and further pursue the development of Phase I work (up to $750K); Phase III: “Commercialize” results of Phase II (no funding for this phase). There are 11participating funding agencies. The SBIR Program does not require the small business to partner/subcontract with a non-profit college, university, medical or surgical hospital, or a federally funded research and development center. The subcontractor can devote up to 33% of effort in Phase I.
The STTR Program was modeled after the SBIR Program. Phase I: Evaluate scientific technical merit and feasibility of an idea (up to $100K); Phase II: Expand the results of, and further pursue the development of Phase I work (up to $750K); Phase III: “Commercialize” results of Phase II (no funding for this phase). There are six participating funding agencies. The STTR Program requires small businesses to partner/subcontract with a non-profit college, university, medical or surgical hospital, or a federally funded research and development center. The subcontractor can devote up to 60% of effort in Phase I.
Department of Defense
Department of Health and Human Service/National Institutes of Health
Department of Energy
National Science Foundation
National Aeronautic Space Administration
Department of Homeland Security
For more information, please see the SBIR/STTR Funding Matrix.
Albina Mikhaylova, PhD
Assistant Director, Research Development
Coordinator, Research Development
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