USF Research & Innovation promotes and supports the research and scholarly activities of faculty, staff and students, and strives to make USF a leading national research university. In fiscal year 2019, USF was awarded a record $525.4 million in research contracts and grants and ranked 7th in the nation among public universities and 16th worldwide for granted U.S. patents among all universities. USF ranks 42nd in the U.S. for total research expenditures, among all U.S. universities, public or private.

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.