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Departments & Offices

USF Research & Innovation comprises multiple departments, offices and programs across USF's three campuses.

Office of the Vice President

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

Comparative Medicine

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

Faculty Honors, Prizes & Awards

Identifies and communicates award opportunities, curates online database of external award opportunities and facilitates application/nomination process for awards

Florida High Tech Corridor Funding

Offers multiple funding opportunities at USF to support collaborative industry research, early-stage faculty innovation, and undergraduate research


Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

Encourages individuals of all backgrounds to strive toward the betterment of Florida and society through continuous, groundbreaking innovation by celebrating the incredible scientific work that has been or is being accomplished in Florida and by its citizens

USF I-Corps

Teaches university entrepreneurs with a targeted curriculum to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research, and offers entrepreneurship training to participants

Information Services

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

Institute for Advanced Discovery & Innovation

IADI faculty offer their knowledge and experience in the innovation arena to USF leaders, professors and students

Pandemic Response Research Network

A transdisciplinary initiative to quickly and nimbly respond to current and future natural or bio-terrorism initiated pandemics

Research Integrity & Compliance

Administers key research-related assurance and compliance programs required by federal and state agencies and programs for the conduct of research at USF

Research Shared Services

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

Sponsored Research

Provides pre-award assistance to researchers seeking grant funding and post-award financial services to PIs managing sponsored research grants

Technology Transfer

Turns ground-breaking research into real-world solutions through intellectual property protection, licensing and marketing


Manages the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator and the Student Innovation Incubator

USF Research Foundation

Facilitates university-company collaborations in biotech and high-tech, owns and operates USF Research Park and supports USF CONNECT and the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator 

USF Research Park

Brings together world-class researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs eager to collaborate with a highly-trained, high-tech workforce