Please note that the last day to make changes to your distributions for FY2021 is June 30!

Each year, the Office of the Vice President for Research returns F&A costs collected from grants and contracts during the preceding fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) to principal investigators, department chairs, and if appropriate, directors of certain authorized centers. The current distributions are at Project Manager (formerly Project PI) 10%; Department Chair 7.5%; and if a center is identified in UFIRST as supporting the project, then 7.5% to the Center Director. The remainder of the F&A costs collected are returned to the college after Sponsored Program Assessment (SPA) is calculated.

Only institutional Institutes and Centers are able to be selected. The official list and policies related to creation of such are available at:

IFAS & Engineering returns are not handled automatically according to this formula but returned in whole to the college who distributes appropriately. All other units receive the funds directly to the overhead project matching the project manager and department on the earning sponsored project. All F&A cost funds collected and returned under this policy must be used for expenditures that support research or sponsored training programs at the University of Florida.

Updates to center return distributions can be completed via a UFIRST Activity. For details regarding your current sponsored project distributions, please login using your Gatorlink at  Navigate to Team Content > Sponsored Program Information > Awards > Projects with Center Identified for Receipt of F&A Return. Please note this report does not include estimated value of return.

An Instructional Guide for navigation to the UFIRST Activity as well as the report is attached.

Questions about your existing IDC return projects can be directed to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>


Lisa Stroud
Associate Director, UF Sponsored Programs
University of Florida
213 Grinter Hall
PO Box 115500 Gainesville, FL 32611-5500
352-294-2216 | [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]><>