Research Development (RD)

Description

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:

  • Identifying funding sources  
  • Obtaining funding agency applications and guidelines  
  • Reviewing proposals for adherence to University and agency guidelines and clarifying proposal requirements  
  • Assisting in the preparation of proposals to include: reviewing proposals for consistency with the funding announcement as well as providing feedback on proposal language, editing assistance, providing standard wording regarding the University and its policies and procedures, and assisting with standard application forms  
  • Developing proposal budgets in accordance with University and agency policies by providing data regarding salaries, fringe benefits, facilities and administrative costs, etc.  
  • Initiating the internal approval process by preparing the internal approval forms  
  • Preparing the proposal package for submission to the funding agency in compliance with the agency’s requirements, making copies, and forwarding to the funding agency.  

Funding Sources

InfoEd

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

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.

Federal Register

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.

Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)

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.

SBIR Funding Agencies

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Health and Human Service/National Institutes of Health
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Transportation
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • National Aeronautic and Space Administration
  • National Science Foundation

Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR)

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.

STTR Funding Agencies

  • 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.

RD Contacts

Albina Mikhaylova, PhD

Assistant Director, Research Development

Albina.Mikhaylova@unf.edu

(904) 620-2442

 

Kristin Douberly

Coordinator, Research Development

k.douberly@unf.edu

(904) 620-2456