Research at UF:  Research Programs

Disclaimer: The UF Faculty Handbook is provided as a general reference rather than the official source of university policies and guidelines. For your convenience, links to official UF documents are provided.

Office of Research

The Office of Research provides a full range of financial, administrative, and information services for identifying, obtaining, and administering external research funds, and administering graduate education.

Sponsored Research

Division of Sponsored Research (DSR) staff members are available to assist UF faculty and staff with all stages of a grant application, award acceptance, and administration. DSR provides assistance in identifying appropriate funding sources, completing budgets and other agency forms, contract negotiation, and assistance with all forms of post-award administrative requirements.

Technology Licensing

The Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) handles the patenting, marketing and licensing of all UF-developed intellectual property. OTL works closely with UF inventors in the identification and protection of new inventions. All patents, copyrights, trademarks, and materials transfer agreements are processed and managed by OTL. Faculty can find detailed information on technology licensing at the OTL Web site.

Graduate School

The Graduate School is responsible for enforcing minimum general standards of graduate work at the University and for the coordination of the graduate programs of various colleges and schools.

Research Foundation

The University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) administers certain contracts and grants (non-state and non-federal sponsors) as an alternative to administration through the University of Florida. Principal Investigators should contact the Division of Sponsored Research to determine which route to use in accepting and administering their award.