About Research at USFSP
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 is Faculty Driven
Our faculty’s dedication to the wider community is a strong component of our research mission.
The vision is to enhance opportunities for community-based research, service, and learning; while promoting, strengthening, and supporting research as a pathway to knowledge, discovery, problem solving, and contributing to the public good.
Faculty members produce an impressive body of scholarly work, creative activities and community service projects with a strong research component.
Faculty Research Council
The Faculty Research Council (FRC) advises the Regional Vice Chancellor (RVC) for Academic Affairs on policies, procedures, and matters of interest relating to USFSP research, creative activities, and service. The Council is 7-members strong with each of the three colleges represented by two members; one member represents the Poynter Memorial Library. Members serve a two-year term. Meetings are monthly through-out the academic year.
Office of Research
Supporting the research activities and helping faculty apply for external funding at USFSP.