About Research at USF St. Petersburg

About Research

Research at USF St. Petersburg

Our curriculum is tightly focused on arts and sciences, business and education within a close-knit, student-centered learning community.

Faculty conduct wide-ranging, collaborative research to meet society’s needs and engage in service projects and partnerships that enhance the university and the community’s social, economic and intellectual life.

Our research culture is built on a solid  foundation supported by USF’s  mission, values and vision. Faculty members are the driving force, but students and faculty have a vested interest in sharing the research experience. This approach is essential to the continued  development, growth and cultivation of a vibrant USF St. Petersburg research culture.


Our faculty’s dedication to the wider community is a strong component of our research mission.

The vision is to enhance opportunities for community-based research, service, and learning; while promoting, strengthening, and supporting research as a pathway to knowledge, discovery, problem solving, and contributing to the public good.

Faculty members produce an impressive body of scholarly work, creative activities and community service projects with a strong research component.


The Faculty Research Council (FRC) advises the Regional Vice Chancellor (RVC) for Academic Affairs on policies, procedures, and matters of interest relating to USF St. Petersburg research, creative activities, and service. The Council is 7-members strong with each of the three colleges represented by two members; one member represents the Poynter Memorial Library. Members serve a two-year term. Meetings are monthly through-out the academic year.


Supporting the research activities and helping faculty apply for external funding at USF St. Petersburg.

Visit the Office of Research at USF St. Petersburg