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Research & Funding

Funding Resources

Finding funding opportunities to do research abroad is often more difficult than researchers initially think. Federal reporting standards are often difficult to adhere to for some overseas collaborators, and most grants are very limited in the areas that they fund. Explore some of the most popular and general funding resources available from USF and external organizations for international research here.

Managing International Collaborations

As a globally engaged institution, USF is mindful of the federal and state governments’ heightened concerns regarding the influence of foreign governments and entities – especially in the context of research.

Proposal Development Services

USF Research and Innovation is dedicated to facilitating the growth of large multidisciplinary proposals, identifying funding opportunities, and building teams. The Faculty One-Stop provides USF researchers with quick links to guides and instructions, tools and forms, online training and more, for each phase of the research administration life cycle.

USF Office of Export Controls

The Office of Export Controls at USF was established to help faculty, researchers, and staff navigate the complex environment of export regulations. USF is committed to the highest level of compliance with U.S. export control regulations.

International Conference Travel Grants

International Travel Grants are designed to support faculty at USF attend major professional meetings and conferences outside the United States. International travel grants are limited to $2,500 per trip and awarded on an annual basis to facilitate faculty participation to give keynote speeches, plenary presentations, or other major addresses, presentations, or performances. Available through USF Research & Innovation.

Exeter-USF Research Catalyst Fund

An initiative between the University of Exeter Global Partnerships Office and USF World, the Research Catalyst Fund provides funding up to £8,000 ($11,200) to support collaborative research activity between academics at Exeter and USF. Identified collaborations will receive support for project activities including, but not limited to, faculty exchange, post-graduate student exchanges, joint symposia, or resource sharing.

USF Nexus Initiative

The USF Nexus Initiative (UNI), administered through the Office of the Provost, offers tenured/tenure-track and full-time research faculty members the opportunity to collaborate with global, national, industrial, and local partners in research, scholarly, and innovative efforts with the potential to significantly advance current human understanding and address pressing societal needs. The current cycle is closed for new submissions.

Global Directory

The following is a directory of USF Research Centers, Institutes, and Programs that are involved globally or in a particular world region.