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Office of the Vice President

Leads and facilitates institutional research initiatives and supports research programs and infrastructure development.

Sponsored Research

For researchers or research administrators looking for funding for your research or pre-award assistance with your proposals or grants. Post-award financial services in support of sponsored research awards.

Technology Transfer

USF Technology Transfer facilitates the commercialization of university intellectual property, including patents, copyrights and trademarks. Tech Transfer educates and promotes innovation that results in jobs, technologies and products utilized in the public interest.

USF Research Foundation & USF Research Park

USF Research Foundation promotes, encourages and enhances the research activities of university faculty, staff and students. Central to this mission is its USF Research Park in the heart of Tampa’s Innovation Place and directly adjacent to the USF Tampa campus. The USF Research Park provides proximity, specialized facilities, and a lively, engaged entrepreneurial community for companies and organizations interested in partnering with USF.


USF CONNECT supports local start-ups and entrepreneurs with meaningful programming and a place to CONNECT. Its incubation programs provide state-of-the-art labs and equipment, office space, shared services and a network of mentors and experts aimed at growing local companies and fostering connections between USF and the business community. USF CONNECT also administers funding programs, including the Corridor’s Matching Grants Research Program.

Research Integrity & Compliance

Information to ensure your research activities are safe, ethical, and compliant with federal regulations, state statutes, and university policies.

Comparative Medicine

Fully accredited by AAALAC International; contributes to a greater understanding of life through studies that define and compare complex living organisms and processes.

Research Shared Services

Central support for Research & Innovation departments: includes operating budgets, purchase approvals, research cash advances, and the front desk/reception area.

Information Services

IT support for all Research & Innovation departments: technical support, computer support, database, and systems administration.