About Us


USF College of Arts and Sciences: Helping to Build a Healthier World

Health is the single most important asset to people across the world. Sustaining healthy lives, building communities and livable societies, preventing and treating disease, and encouraging wellbeing across the globe are critical initiatives for researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) who conduct interdisciplinary and high impact research into the various ways we can promote healthy people, healthy communities, and healthy environments.

CAS research and scholarship efforts (1) promote an interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transdisciplinary research-based culture by engaging with faculty, post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students; and (2) encourage an entrepreneurial spirit that contributes to the regional economic development and enhancement of education at various levels throughout our community.

Office of Research and Scholarship Mission

The primary mission of the College of Arts and Sciences Office of Research and Scholarship (CAS-ORS) is to promote and enhance all aspects of research and scholarship activities within the college by:

  • Strengthening CAS research infrastructure and expanding its extramural funding portfolio
  • Cultivating focused research areas that respond to global challenges
  • Accelerating the translation of research discovery into real-world applications
  • Increasing publications and other scholarly activities by faculty at all ranks
  • Facilitating collaborative research projects centered on focused research areas

CAS-ORS provides support for the development of research proposals and fellowships by assisting researchers in identifying funding sources that align with their research areas, designing and facilitating proposal development workshops, demonstrating applicable strategic tools and resources, performing comprehensive proposal narrative reviews, offering internal awards, and providing solid research infrastructure. In addition to pre-award proposal and post-award grant support, CAS-ORS promotes the research and scholarship success of our faculty, correspondingly increasing our visibility within the university, our local community stakeholders, and our national and international peers.