Research, Innovation & Partnerships


Research is at the center of the student and faculty experience here at the University of South Florida and we are dedicated to empowering our scholars and investing in their potential. Researchers and research administrators will find resources here to support and promote their work through the following resources:

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USF has a variety of data tools, like Academic Analytics, to allow faculty to find each other, form research networks, and compare our programs to our peer list of institutions.

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USFRI has resources for finding research funding, submitting proposals, and managing grants, to patenting, licensing, and spinning out new companies developed at USF.

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Find resources for global engagement, including international travel guidance, resources for international scholars, global learning programs including study abroad, Fulbright Scholar mentorship, and other information designed to promote faculty success. You can also access the Global Discovery Hub for information about international partnerships, student mobility, and faculty activities around the world. Every employee at USF has a dedicated profile that can be customized to highlight your global footprint by logging in with your NetID.

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The Office of Corporate Partnerships, OCP, is a “front door” to the university, providing concierge service by connecting community organizations and companies seeking a relationship with USF to the right point of contact and program for them. It is charged with identifying potential community partners to collaborate with faculty and students for educational programs, innovation, internships, and sponsored research.

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The Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships (OCEP) provides faculty with a variety of services for growing community-engaged research including development and assessment of service-learning courses. It also connects community members and organizations with USF resources including faculty experts and service-learning students, and program evaluation.

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The University of South Florida maintains a commitment to end anti-Black racism and focus on fostering an actively anti-racist culture across our nation and at USF. The Office of the Provost and USF Research & Innovation have jointly committed $500,000 for Round 1 of a research grant program to understand and address the effects of systemic racism at the local, national, and international levels.

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The University of South Florida Nexus Initiative (UNI) offers tenured/tenure-track and full-time research faculty members the opportunity to collaborate with global and national community partners in scholarly and innovative projects; develop sustained research and scholarship programs with high-impact researchers at other institutions; and create opportunities for exceptional graduate students to expand the breadth of their research and scholarly experience.