The UFIRST update on Friday evening, August 16, 2019 will implement several changes across certain modules of UFIRST. Please visit our website at for a more detailed list and information about each of these issues.


UFIRST will be available again Friday August 16, 2019 at 11:00pm.


Proposal Module

a.       Add deferred validation to check for cost share items without a cost share type assigned.

b.       Read-only version of Proposal P3.3 Question 2.0 now shows the full name of the selected IFAS project type instead of the abbreviation.

c.       When an agreement is created from the Proposal, ‘Agreement Created’ activity will log on parent proposal history log. ‘Agreement Executed’ activity will log when fully executed.

d.       PI Certify activity will always be the first activity listed in My Activities section of the workspace.


Award Module

a.       Updated notification(s) to DRCGS.

b.       Warning triggered for DSP upon submission to C&G and C&G prior to myUFL Integration in the following scenarios: Award PI, key personnel, project manager, effort commitment rows for a person who is currently listed as Inactive in their myUFL HR record. Impacts new award and modification and is a warning only.

c.       Closed project validation false-positive bug corrected.

d.       Inbox Updated activity no longer visible on history log.



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Lisa Stroud
Associate Director of Electronic Research Administration

Division of Sponsored Programs | Office of Research
207 Grinter Hall | PO Box 115500 | Gainesville, FL 32611-5500
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