The Office For Undergraduate Research (OUR) promotes mentored research across all disciplines by partnering with faculty and staff in all academic programs, administrative units and within the community. The office assists students, faculty, staff, administrators and community leaders in establishing research experiences that are designed to enhance a student's academic progression and foster deeper immersion in the field. The office elevates the research experience by providing all participants professional development and mentoring workshops, research training, publication and funding opportunities.
The OUR operates through commitment to the following strategic goals:
- Promote undergraduate research at USF and nationally through publication, presentation, professional development and mentoring.
- Vest all programs in the value of undergraduate research and provide mechanisms and resources to assure success for students and faculty.
- Obtain extramural funding that will support access to undergraduate research especially for students from under-represented groups.
- Collaborate with university partners to develop creative initiatives that promote undergraduate research.