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
- 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.