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Research

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

Fiscal year
Awards
Requests
2012-2013$4,006,055$16,702,910
2011-2012$5,890,952$16,337,445
2010-2011$5,912,785$7,095,060
2009-2010$2,727,164$18,374,065
2008-2009$1,721,747$16,207,104
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

  • National Science Foundation
  • National Institute of Health
  • National Endowment for the Humanities