Services for Faculty

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs provides specific types of services to faculty members in an effort to fully support faculty in their pursuit of external funding from federal sponsored programs.


Improved Customer Service via Adequate Staffing in RSP – NEW!

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs has added an additional 4 positions to the department including two (2) Senior Grant Specialists to assist with proposal and award administration as well as two (2) Business Managers for post-award accounting needs. The department will also have a new director beginning at the end of November and will continue to actively search for a Compliance Officer. With the additional staff, we hope to be able to service faculty members and devote more individual time to research projects and proposals!


Improved Publicity for UWF Research Activities – NEW!

CREO is adding the ability to expand coverage of the UWF research activities, including news stories, Q & A, video/audio interviews and stories, photos and other materials in order to highlight and spotlight UWF Faculty. If you would like your research highlighted, please contact Katy Hendry or Monica Vandenberg.


Sponsored Research Proposal Consultant Support – NEW!

Some large federal funding agencies have extensive applications that can best be supported by consultants who are experts in that field. The purpose of this incentive is to increase the amount of awarded sponsored research projects by increasing the quantity and quality of research proposals. CREO will support consultant needs for external funding opportunities with up to a maximum amount of $5,000 per proposal, please contact your grant specialist for more details or Jeff Cassady.


Sponsored Research Proposal Consultant Support - NEW!

Some large federal funding agencies have extensive applications that can best be supported by consultants who are experts in that field. The purpose of this incentive is to increase the amount of awarded sponsored research projects by increasing the quantity and quality of research proposals. CREO will support consultant needs for external funding opportunities with up to a maximum amount of $5,000 per proposal, please contact your grant specialist for more details.


Support for Proposal Development

Upon the recommendation of the College Dean, Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) will provide funds to enable a faculty member to prepare a strong proposal for extramural funding. The funds can be used for a course release, student support, travel to meet with a collaborator, etc. Requests are reviewed on a continuous basis. Contact the RSP Grants Specialist assigned to your College for more information.

Request for Research Support (Word)


Indirect Returns to Faculty, Department and College + New Rates!

RSP returns 30% of collected F&A to support research related activities. The typical distribution is 10% to the PI, 10% to the department or research unit, and 10% to the College Dean. Adjustments in the distribution are made for recovered F&A in excess of $25,000 and $50,000. Visit Facilities & Administrative (F&A or Indirect) Costs for more information. Effective July 1, 2015 F&A = 41% for on-campus projects and 17.73% for off-campus projects!


Salary Savings Generated Through External Grants

Faculty may request from the College Dean up to 50% of salary savings generated during the year to be returned in the form of "seed funds" to support research related activities. Salary savings must be generated through external grants/contracts. Contact the RSP Grants Specialist assigned to your College for more information.


Salary Supplements

Principal investigators who demonstrate high productivity may request salary supplements for up to 10% of base salary with the approval of their College Dean and the Provost. Supplements may be made for up to three years and may be renewed based on sustained productivity. Funding must be available from seed accounts to cover the supplement. Contact the RSP Grants Specialist assigned to your College for more information.


Intellectual Property Disclosures, Patents, and Licensing

RSP is delegated to handle invention disclosures, applications for copyrights, patents, and trademarks, and to assist in commercialization or licensure of technology transfer opportunities. RSP has consultant contracts with an outside nationally recognized technology transfer firm and with local patent and licensure legal counsel. See Technology Transfer (IP) for more information or contact Carol Rafalski at 850-474-2825.


RSP will help you find appropriate funding opportunities!

Community of Science-PIVOT Funding Database Go to: Community of Science-PIVOT Funding Database or visit our site for “Cradle to Grave” Proposal Development Resources. Additional training and support is provided by Monica Vandenberg. 


 

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