Research @USFSM


Breakthrough Research Starts Here

Our professors are committed to advancing their disciplines through continuous scholarly activity that includes breakthrough research, published books and articles and international presentations. Best of all, they’re here for you. As you work toward your degree and goals, your professors will be there for more than instruction; they’ll open up new opportunities, provide career guidance and magnify your potential.

Student Research

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.

Student Showcase for Projects, Research and Innovation
Research Assistantships
Honors Program
Student Research FAQ

Research News

Pride of place, raising the profile of the signature research areas and distinguished scholarship of world class faculty and students at the University of South Florida Sarasota Manatee. #GoBulls #USFSM #ResearchRocks

Find the most current research stories here
Submit your research & scholarly achievements


Meet Our Research Administration Faculty Fellows

Melissa SloanPh.D., Associate Professor of Sociology
Murat Haner, Ph.D., Instructor of Criminology

Grant Administration

The USFSM Office of Research partners with faculty to identify funding opportunity, support the proposal development process, 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.

Grant Services
Internal Form
Budget Preparation Tool
Institutional Fact Sheet
Faculty Research FAQ

USFSM Procedural Questions and Support:
Sandy JusticeUSFSM Office of Research| 941-359-4618

Research Workshops

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 Sarasota Manatee. Workshops are open to all faculty, students and staff, as well as the community.

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Rick’s Research Café

Rick’s Research café allows USFSM 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.

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Seed Funding

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.

Seed funding opportunities