1. UCF Matching Funds for Federal Agencies (MFFA) Form - (Excel Version)



    It is the intent of the MFFA fund to provide matching support to enhance the competitiveness of proposals submitted to Federal Agencies that will undergo a competitive review and selection process.  This program is not intended to supplement continuation, renewals, or new projects that UCF would have a high likelihood of receiving due to established funding relationships.



    Effective December 1, 2008, proposals submitted to Federal Agencies for competitive review that requires cost sharing/matching funds as written in a sponsor's guidelines or if necessary to make the proposal competitive.  (Post-award requests are not eligible.) Local Federal agencies that provide ongoing support would not be eligible.


    Funding available:

    Approximately $1 million per year of funding is available from the Office of Research & Commercialization (ORC) to support this program.  Approval is contingent upon the availability of funds.

    There is a cash match of one-to-one (1:1) by participating Colleges, Departments, Institutes, and/or Centers. If approved, the Office of Research & Commercialization (ORC) will provide a maximum of 50% of the required or requested match.


  2. Procedure:

    Provide evidence with the proposal of a minimum of one-to-one (1:1) cash contribution (no in-kind) from the College, Department, Institute, and/or Center towards the total match.

    Cost Sharing/Matching funds must be required by written sponsored guidelines or justified as necessary to be competitive. Please show proof of required match or justification (e.g., agency guidelines). Please itemize the match request. Each request will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis at the time the proposal is submitted for ORC review.

    Complete all requests for MFFA using the MFFA request form (see link above), with all required signatures, and submit to your assigned ORC Proposal Manager a minimum of three days prior to the receipt of the completed proposal package.


    For more information, please contact:

    Dr. Thomas O’Neal
    Associate Vice President for Research
    Office of Research & Commercialization