About Research at USFSP

Our curriculum is tightly focused on 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 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.

Visit the Office of Research

Research Award Activity

  • 2017-18
    • Awards $4,788,993 / Requests $11,057,252
  • 2016-17
    • Awards $5,533,376 / Requests $5,690,631
  • 2015-16
    • Awards $3,648,691 / Requests $15,963,8581
  • 2014-15
    • Awards $3,395,788 / Requests $23,839,619
  • 2013-14
    • Awards $3,644,641 / Requests $10,276,504
  • 2012-13
    • Awards $3,918,378 / Requests $11,473,455
  • 2011-12
    • Awards $3,513,843 / Requests  $11,272,436
  • 2010-11
    • Awards $2,965,672 / Requests $7,095,060
  • 2009-10
    • Awards $2,727,164 / Requests  $18,374,065
  • 2008-09
    • Awards $1,721,747 / Requests  $16,207,104
  • 2007-08
    • Awards $822,717 / Requests  $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