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UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

Central Grants


Central Grants

The Central Grants department and your Research Administrators mission is to assist faculty and staff members to:

  • Apply for funding opportunities
    • This includes assistance in preparation and review of all proposals to ensure all required items stated in sponsor guidelines have been included, displayed properly and are in compliance with federal, institutional guidelines and mandates before submission to IFAS and UF’s Department of Sponsored Programs for final submission to the funding agency.
  • Maintain post award items
    • Our services also include post award assistance in monitoring of active awards and modifications.
    • Review of purchases for allowability.
  • Serve as a mediator between Faculty and HR to monitor employee payroll distributions respectively.

Contact Information: CentralGrants@ifas.ufl.edu

Proposal Development Support

The Central Grants department provides oversight for application preparation and submission by providing grant preparation guidance and pre-award assistance. We will review and edit, assist with adherence to guidelines, and route the final proposal through UFirst for appropriate approvals and final submission.

All submissions that contain a detailed budget or require institutional approvals (and/or institutional submissions) are required to be routed through UF approval systems.

IFAS and DSP have hard deadlines, if completed applications are not received by IFAS 5 working days prior to agency due date the proposal will not be submitted. The firm deadline applies to calls published at least 30 days in advance of the due date.

To meet the IFAS and DSP firm deadlines, we highly suggest following the timeline below when sending items to centralgrants@ifas.ufl.edu for processing.

Prior to Agency Deadline

10 days7 Days
Internal Proposal Review Form Final Narrative 
Internal Budget Template All Other Documents or Downloaded Application 

Budget Justification 

USDA Template
NSF Template

 

Key Person Documents

Biographical Sketch

NSF Template

UF recommends use of SciENcv for creation of these documents 

Current & Pending Support

USDA Template
NSF Template

UF recommends use of SciENcv for creation of these documents 

Conflict of Interest

USDA Template

 
Equipment   

Facilities and Other Resources

 

Other Agency Specific 

NSF Collaborators & Other Affiliations

 

Subcontract Items

Authorized Representative Letter of Intent
Subaward Set-up Form
Budget
Budget Justification
Scope of Work
Key Person Documents


Post Award

Award Modifications

All post award modifications need to be routed through CentralGrants for UFirst approvals and submission to agency by DSP.

Post Award Activities

    • Modifications 
    • Fiscal Year Distributions
  • Monthly Overview of Purchase Allowability
  • Other Items as Requested

Helpful Links

    • Faculty UFirst Approval Stages

Grants Staff

Shaina Couch

Shaina Couch
Research Administrator
Assistant
863.956.8607
scouch@ufl.edu

Jennifer Jett

Jennifer Jett
Research Administrator II
863.956.8608
jenjett@ufl.edu