Research Administrators


USF Research & Innovation promotes and supports the research and scholarly activities of faculty, staff and students. Designated as a “Preeminent State Research University,” the Tampa campus is one of the nation’s top public research university campuses and one of only 56 public research university campuses classified by the Carnegie Foundation as both a Doctoral University with “Highest Research Activity” and as a “Community Engaged” institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The title of “Highest Research Activity” is a distinction attained by only 3% of all post-secondary institutions, making USF one of five public universities in the state of Florida classified as such. With the world at their fingertips, researchers at USF turn thought into action—and impact. USF ranks 8th in the nation among public universities and 16th worldwide for granted U.S. patents among all universities according to the Intellectual Property Owners Association/NAI (2019), and has ranked in the Top 10 among public universities for U.S. patents granted for the past 10 years (2010–2019).

Researchers and research administrators will find resources here to support and promote their work—from finding funding, submitting proposals, and managing grants, to patenting, licensing and spinning out new companies developed at USF.

New Faculty orientation

Learn about research resources available for new faculty at the University of South Florida: 2022 New Faculty Orientation presentation (PDF)