Getting More IFAS Proposal Help
Unit Grant Specialists
IFAS Proposal Processing receives and directs every proposal to the appropriate Dean's Office for cost sharing and indirect cost (IDC) review and approval.
Principal Investigators (PIs) work together with their Unit Grant Specialist to create and route proposals for approval. The approval process begins at the Unit level where the PI/Co-PIs and their corresponding Unit Leaders/Center Directors review the proposal and sign the DSR-1.
Proposal Review and Signoff
To begin the Dean’s approval process, the signed DSR-1, scope of work, budget and budget justification is forwarded to IFAS Proposal Processing. This office verifies the appropriate IDC rate, base, and cost sharing (if applicable) and forwards the proposal to the appropriate Dean(s) for signature.
IFAS Proposal Processing varifies the:
- DSR-1 (signatures, dealine, and proposal category)
- Indirect cost (appropriate rate and base reflected in the budget)
- Cost sharing (mandatory/voluntary cost sharing and applicable guidelines)
Download a complete proposal checklist.
The general turn-around time is 24-48 hours per proposal, but total processing time is dependent upon personnel availability, workload, and proposal completeness. IFAS Proposal Processing recommends that Unit Grant Specialists allow additional time for handling to mitigate time lost to address issues with a proposal.
Final Review and Submission to DSR
Upon receiving the Dean's signature(s), the proposal is sent to the Unit for final scanning, handling and submission to the Division of Sponsored Research (DSR) Proposal Processing Office. Proposals are submitted to DSR electronically via email (email@example.com).
This is the online version of the DSR-1 (UF’s approval form). This tool reduces your prep time and prevents common errors, while ensuring that important information is always included in your proposal.
Remember: all proposals must possess appropriate signatures via the DSR-1 form ("Signature Page") at the time of submission. This form is also required for supplemental funding and/or revisions not identified in the original proposal submission.
Cost Sharing Commitment Letter
Cost Sharing Commitment Letter performs step by step cost sharing calculations and produces a summary letter for the Dean's review and approval.
Other Helpful Documents, Forms, and Tools
Getting More IFAS Proposal Help
To submit a proposal to IFAS Proposal Processing, inquire about a submitted proposal, or to receive general assistance with your proposal, contact Benita Bannis at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Garrett at email@example.com.
All other inquiries, please contact the Division of Sponsored Research (DSR) Proposal Processing Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-392-9267.
Unit Grant Specialists
Department, Unit, or REC Contact Phone Agricultural and Biological Engineering Max Williams email@example.com (352) 392-1864 x117 Agricultural Education and Communication Holly O'Ferrell firstname.lastname@example.org (352) 273-2753 Agronomy Theresa Martin email@example.com (352) 392-1811 x204 Animal Sciences Tracey Mangi firstname.lastname@example.org (352) 392-5289 Center for Aquatic & Invasive Plants Bobbi Goodwin email@example.com (352) 392-9613 Citrus REC Tammy Siegel firstname.lastname@example.org (863) 956-5897 County Operations Christy Huntley email@example.com (352) 273-3427 Entomology and Nematology Virni Mattson firstname.lastname@example.org (352) 273-3892 Environmental Horticulture Candy Palmer email@example.com (352) 273-4578 Everglades REC Brandi Schoenfeld firstname.lastname@example.org (561) 993-1508 Family Youth and Community Sciences Ellen Vaughan email@example.com (352) 273-3559 Florida Medical Entomology Lab (FMEL) Walter Tabachnick firstname.lastname@example.org (772) 778-7200 x124 Food and Resource Economics Jo Ann Davis email@example.com (352) 392-1826 x401 Food and Resource Economics Tina Craig firstname.lastname@example.org 352-392-1826 x 201 Food Science and Human Nutrition George Baker email@example.com (352) 392-1991 x218 Ft. Lauderdale REC Carolina Vendrame firstname.lastname@example.org (786) 205-0042 Ft. Lauderdale REC Joy Vinci email@example.com (954) 577-6304 Gulf Coast REC Virni Mattson firstname.lastname@example.org (352) 273-3892 Horticultural Sciences Wes Henderson email@example.com (352) 273-4791 Indian River REC Laura McKeon firstname.lastname@example.org (772) 468-3922 x11 0 International Programs Jenn Beck email@example.com (352) 273-3588 Microbiology and Cell Science Virni Mattson firstname.lastname@example.org (352) 273-3892 Microbiology and Cell Science Sheilachu P. Gomez email@example.com (352) 392-0237 Mid-Florida REC Loretta Satterthwaite firstname.lastname@example.org (407) 884-2034 x160 Mid-Florida REC Holly Mc Naught email@example.com (407) 884 2034 x100 North Florida REC Cale Batey firstname.lastname@example.org (850) 875-7114 Plant Pathology Sheila Gomez email@example.com (352) 392-0237 PREC Scott Gemmill firstname.lastname@example.org (352) 392-7126 Range Cattle REC Lacey Rhea email@example.com (352) 392-1803 x314 School of Forest Resources and Conservation Chris Peters firstname.lastname@example.org; (352) 846-0926 Soil and Water Science Lacey Rhea email@example.com (352) 392-1803 x314 Soil and Water Science Linda Cowart firstname.lastname@example.org 352-392-1803 x313 Southwest Florida REC Julie Carson email@example.com (239) 658-3400 Statistics Ryan Chance firstname.lastname@example.org (352) 392-1946 x227 Tropical REC Carolina Vendrame email@example.com (786) 205-0042 Water Institute Mary Garvin firstname.lastname@example.org (352) 392-5893 x2119 West Florida REC Carol Johnston email@example.com (850) 983-5216 x125 Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Fla. Coop Research Unit Gay Hale firstname.lastname@example.org (352) 846-0534 Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Monica Lindberg email@example.com (352) 846-0577 Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Kelley Cunningham firstname.lastname@example.org (352) 846-0635