The University of South Florida is a Preeminent State Research University. With campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF Faculty, students and staff actively engage in research at the Sarasota-Manatee campus, research that matters to the education of the student, serves as an economic engine for the community and contributes to solutions for some of our most challenging local and global problems. These research topics connect the university with local arts communities, business leaders, civic groups, schools, correctional facilities, law enforcement and other organizations. We have world-renowned faculty researchers in a variety of fields and disciplines available to share their expertise. Please access our Faculty Research Experts Database.
Research-engaged students become critical thinkers, creative problem solvers and highly
professional workers. For more information, please contact the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus Office of Research
by sending an email to Research@sar.usf.edu.
One benefit of small class sizes is the relationship you can forge with your professors. Those relationships can turn into one-on-one research opportunities and directed studies. In addition to earning college credit, these initiatives will set you apart in your industry, build your résumé and potentially lead to publication credit, academic conference presentations and broader recognition.
The USF Sarasota-Manatee campus is pleased to announce the publication of its second annual research magazine, Research: USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, Volume 2. New this year is a website dedicated to the first two volumes of the research magazine. Visit the new website to learn more about USF Sarasota-Manatee campus's local and global research impact.
The Office of Research partners with faculty to identify funding opportunities, support the proposal development process and manage grants.
Grant writing workshops are offered to provide tools and training on topics related to growing a robust research enterprise for the University of South Florida. Workshops are open to all faculty, students and staff, as well as the community.
Rick's Research Café
Rick’s Research Café allows our faculty to present unfinished research projects to all members of the campus community. Inspiration, constructive feedback and collaborative opportunities are all part of the mix at the research café.
Scholarships and funding are an essential aspect of the research process. We’re here to help by providing up-to-date funding opportunities for student and faculty researchers that are ready to make a difference.