The Division of Research Program Development (DRPD) assists University of Florida faculty and staff in the pursuit of internal and external research funding. The division identifies and publishes a list of Funding Opportunities for the UF community, coordinates the selection of UF’s nominees to limited submission programs, facilitates industry partnerships, and coordinates the annual Research Opportunity Seed Fund program.
The division assists in planning and coordinating large interdisciplinary research initiatives, including facilitating the preparation of grants involving multiple schools, colleges, divisions, or institutions to support new research programs at UF. The division also maintains a list of grantsmanship resources and boilerplate text to assist all faculty submitting proposals. The Division of Research Program Development is responsible for the following areas:
Discover the updated list of funding opportunities, graduate student funding opportunities, government funding resources and more
View internal competitive funding resources, such as UF Research Foundation Awards, Research Opportunity Seed Fund and more
Complete the form to get help identifying external support for specific research projects
Receive consulting support for multiple-investigator proposals more than $1 million
Understand the necessary guidelines for selecting the proposal that will be submitted in response to a limited submission program
Explore programs for business & industry partnerships and learn about tech transfer through UF Innovate