Research is at the heart of the USFSP experience, and it’s not limited to graduate students. Among the most distinctive aspects of our curriculum are the myriad opportunities for undergraduate research.
Our curriculum is tightly focused on the arts and sciences, business and education within a close-knit, student-centered learning community.
Faculty conduct wide-ranging, collaborative research to meet society’s needs and engage in service projects and partnerships that enhance the university and the community’s social, economic and intellectual life.
As an integral and complementary part of the USF System, USFSP retains a separate identity and mission while contributing to and benefiting from the associations, cooperation and shared resources of a premier national research university.
Our research culture is built on a solid foundation supported by USFSP’s mission, values and vision. Faculty members are the driving force, but students and faculty have a vested interest in sharing the research experience. This approach is essential to the continued development, growth and cultivation of a vibrant USFSP research culture.
Research Award Activity
|2007-2008||$ 822,717||$ 1,122,545|
Federal Profile Getting Stronger
Our research profile is gaining in stature and strength, particularly on the federal level. Faculty submissions to federal agencies account for 50 percent of the total requests for funding.
Federal funding agencies include: the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Health (NIH), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This year, two student groups collaborating with faculty, submitted grant requests to NSF.
Other funding awards totaled $2.7 million; $2.9 million in state and local government funding; $209,448 in private/non-profit funding; and $6,350 in USF Internal Awards.