RSP sets up “seed” funds for new Principal Investigators (PIs) when a grant/contract has been awarded. The purpose of these funds is to collect residuals from terminated fixed price/rate contracts and annual Facilities and Administrative (F&A) distributions. According to FS 1004.22(5), seed funds are to be used to support research or research-related activities that are allowed from university funds. The monies in the funds are distributed as described in the UWF F&A Return Distribution Policy (PDF).
For further reference, please check the Academic Affairs Faculty Handbook.
Any purchase or service on the State Bureau of Auditing Reference Guide for State Expenditures (PDF) for which expenditures are prohibited from state funds such as a) promotional gifts (i.e., T-shirts), b) personal compensation items, c) appliances, d) commemorative plaques or items such as e) flowers, f) greeting cards, g) decorative items, h) food, i) beverages, j) meals other than authorized travel, and k) entertainment or lobbying. See Procurement and Contracts Expenditure Restrictions and Guidelines for further guidance.