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From pre-award to post-award, research and extension is at the heart of UF’s mission. This toolkit organizes resources to support sponsored projects administration.

Review this page to locate web simulations, instruction guides, training, and other resources. Check back often, as this page is frequently updated.

You may notice the navigation in myUFL is different than what is shown in these training resources.  Rest assured, these changes are primarily look and feel differences. All policies and procedures discussed in these materials are accurate and up to date. Training materials will be updated to reflect the new look and menu of myUFL.

Please review the Sponsored Research Training Series (SRTS) section for a full list of courses offered.

Web Simulations and Instruction Guides

UFIRST Course Materials

RSH279 UFIRST Introduction Course Guide PDF

Adding Delegates in UFIRST Simulation

Searching in UFIRST Simulation

UFIRST Navigation Simulation

RSH280 UFIRST Proposals Course Guide PDF

Create a Proposal Simulation

Create a Budget Simulation

Post Submission Update Simulation

RSH281 UFIRST Grants.gov Submissions via UFIRST SF424 Course Guide PDF

Create a SF424 application package Simulation

Import Subaward Simulation

RSH282 UFIRST Awards Course Guide PDF

Completing Pages 5.1 – 5.3 in UFIRST Simulation

UFIRST Security Roles PDF


Adding a Viewer PDF

Grants Workflow Administrator (GWA) User Guide PDF

Grants Workflow Administrators

UFIRST User Manuals

UFIRST Awards Manual PDF

UFIRST Proposals, Agreements, and SF424 Manual PDF

UFIRST Proposals & Agreements

Best Practices & Alerts PDF

Budget Revisions in UFIRST PDF

Communicating with My Proposal Team and DSP in UFIRST PDF

How Do I Navigate and Search UFIRST? PDF

How Do I Track the Status Of An Agreement In Negotiation? PDF

Pre-proposals, Letters of Intent, Progress Reports with Detailed Budgets, and White Paper Submissions PDF

Proposal Checklist & Document Guidance PDF

Submitting an Agreement for Review PDF


UFIRST Proposal States PDF

What Do I Do When I Receive a Request from a Sponsor After My Proposal Was Submitted? PDF

Why Are My Activities Changing? PDF


Creating SF424 Application Package PDF

Importing Subawards Into UFIRST SF424 Application Package PDF

Updating SF424 Application Package PDF


Award Compliance Delegation PDF

Award Compliance Form PDF

Award Modification – Carryover PDF

Award Modification – No Cost Extensions PDF

CAS Exemption Process PDF

Creating a New Project PDF

Creating a New Subaward PDF

FCOI Certification PDF

Financial and Date Modification-Converted Award PDF

Making a Temporary Project Permanent PDF

Modifying a UFIRST Subaward PDF

Requesting a Temporary Release via a New Award PDF

Update Project F&A Returns PDF


Running UFIRST Award Reports & Report Methodology PDF

Running UFIRST Proposal Reports PDF

UFIRST Award and Project Report Data Dictionary PDF

UFIRST Award Data Dictionary Excel

UFIRST Proposal Data Dictionary Excel


RSH201 Finding Funding & Limited Opportunities Course Guide PDF

InfoReady Review Application Demonstration Simulation

OPPMAN Searching Demonstration Simulation

RSH202 Solicitation Review and Proposal Development PDF

RSH204 Non-Fiscal Research Compliance for Research Administrators Course Guide PDF

myinvestiGator Resources

Please review the Sponsored Research Training Series (SRTS) section for a full list of courses offered.

Other Resources

Contact Information

Division of Sponsored Programs
Proposal Processing and PreAward Services
(352) 392-9267
Fax (352) 392-4400

219 Grinter Hall
PO Box 115500
Gainesville, FL 32611-5500

Contracts and Grants Accounting Services
Post Award Financial Reporting and Compliance

33 Tigert Hall
PO Box 113001
Gainesville, FL 32611-3001

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