USFSM is an institution where the faculty, students and staff actively engage in research – 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. Research-engaged students become critical thinkers, creative problem solvers and highly professional workers. 

For more information, please contact the USFSM Office of Research by sending an email to Research@sar.usf.edu.

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 Research

Research News

USF Sarasota-Manatee is pleased to announce the publication of our first annual research magazine, Research: USFSM. Learn more about our local and global research impact by reading the first volume below.

Research magazine usfsm volume 1

Grant Administration

USFSM's Office of Research partners with faculty to identify funding opportunities, support the proposal development process and manage grants.

Grant Administration

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.

Research Workshops

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.

Rick's Research Cafe

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