As an AAU member, groundbreaking research is a priority at USF. With over $480 million in research contracts & grants, we empower our scholars to break barriers, generate knowledge, unleash innovation, and change lives.

Research & Innovation

USF Research & Innovation

USF Research & Innovation promotes and supports the research and scholarship activities of faculty, staff and students, and strives to make USF a leading national research university. Learn about discovery at USF.

Sponsored Research

For USF researchers, the Division of Sponsored Research provides resources and information for grant and contract proposal development and project management, proposal submission, training, and assistance with identifying research collaborators.

Technology Transfer

The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) works with companies interested in licensing or starting a new business around USF patents and intellectual property, and with USF researchers and students to ready new inventions for the patenting process and potential licensing opportunities.

Research Integrity & Compliance

Research Integrity & Compliance partners with researchers to promote safe and ethical research practices at USF, and ensure the university is compliant with federal regulations, state statutes, and university policies.

USF Research Foundation & USF Research Park

USF Research Foundation promotes, encourages and enhances the research activities of university faculty, staff, and students. Central to this mission is its USF Research Park in the heart of Tampa鈥檚 Innovation Place and directly adjacent to the USF Tampa campus. The USF Research Park provides proximity, specialized facilities, and a lively, engaged entrepreneurial community for companies and organizations interested in partnering with USF.


USF CONNECT supports local start-ups and entrepreneurs with meaningful programming and a place to CONNECT. Its incubation programs provide state-of-the-art labs and equipment, office space, shared services and a network of mentors and experts aimed at growing local companies and fostering connections between USF and the business community. USF CONNECT also administers funding programs, including the Corridor鈥檚 Matching Grants Research Program.