October 2021 Project Update


The RAMP Grants support email, RAMP-Grants@fsu.edu, is the quickest way to reach the RAMP Support Team with any questions or concerns. Please continue to provide us with your feedback as we work to improve the training options.

Please remember that RAMP notifications are sent to the official email address of record identified in OMNI so be sure to update any information/preferences in the myFSU Portal.


Did you attend training last year and would like a quick refresher? Are you new to using RAMP? Training is available upon request via Zoom. Just email RAMP support at RAMP-Grants@fsu.eduWe are dedicated to supporting your efforts to learn and use this robust new system! Individuals or teams are welcome.

RAMP Guidance and training materials are available at RAMP, then proceed to the appropriate module. In addition to the materials noted on the training page and within RAMP, Virtual “Office Hours” are available upon request. The training team will be available for direct software assistance using Zoom screen-share functionality so you can work on any issues you may have encountered creating your proposals. For assistance, please email RAMP-Grants@fsu.edu.

Tip of the Month

How does the Unfavorable Terms Memorandum (UFT) process work now that it’s being managed in RAMP Agreements?

Prior to the implementation of RAMP, when an agreement contained language that was problematic for FSU to accept and the responsible department was willing to accept the risk, an Unfavorable Terms memo would be drafted by the central office staff and sent via email to the responsible department to obtain all the necessary departmental signatures.

Thanks to RAMP, the Unfavorable Terms (UFT) process is now 100% electronic.  The central office staff can now create, request reviews/approvals, and route for signatures all within RAMP Agreements.  As the PI, you will receive three system generated notification emails during this process that require no action on your part; when the Agreement Owner (usually the Grants Officer/Analyst assigned to administer grants for your department) is assigned, when the Language in the UFT Agreement document is approved, and when the UFT Agreement has been Activated.

The collection of signatures on the UFT Agreement is also 100% electronic. The Agreement Owner will route the UFT Agreement for signatures from the UFT Agreement workspace using the integrated DocuSign functionality. Once all the necessary signatures have been collected, the fully executed UFT Agreement will automatically be displayed in the UFT Agreement workspace.

RAMP Grants

Congratulations everyone, over 2300 Funding Proposals have been created!

RAMP-Grants Fringe Benefit Queries (UPDATED)

The RAMP Grants Fringe Query tools located on the myFSU HR Administration Query Viewer page is being reworked.  Until these original queries are finalized, please use the following temporary queries for your budgeting needs in RAMP:


Temporary Query





Please note, the query for calculating fringe benefits for a generic salary remains unchanged:


Please contact us at RAMP-Grants@fsu.edu if you have any questions.

RAMP Activities

RAMP Website: Visit RAMP for updated Known Issues, FAQ’s and features, such as the Quick Reference tab and the Hot-Topics tab that provides several new RAMP information guides. We are in the process of adding a new section called New to RAMP, which will be a step-by-step guide for those that are new to RAMP or FSU.

RAMP System Upgrade: Since mid-summer 2021, the RAMP team has been working on upgrading to the newest Huron Suite Platform that will bring some new features for users as well as the administrative support teams. Information updates will be posted on the RAMP website as well as included in the monthly Research Newsletter. We have recently completed all of the testing for the upgrade and will be posting information in RAMP soon.   

Sponsored Guest Access

Sponsored Guest Access is available in RAMP. Please visit Sponsored-guest for information if there is a need for someone outside FSU to have limited access to RAMP.

For questions regarding Export Controls, please contact:
Diana Key, Director of Research Compliance and RAMP Export Control functional lead, at dkey@fsu.edu

All other questions regarding RAMP Support should be directed to:
Dan Mullins, RAMP Support Director, at dmullins2@fsu.edu
Kerry Peluso, Associate Vice President for Research Administration & Finance, at kpeluso@fsu.edu