Goal Two
Faculty excellence in research and innovation

To conduct high-impact research and innovation to advance frontiers of knowledge, solve global problems, and improve lives.

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Total R&D Expenditures

USF contributes to the vibrancy and strength of the regional economy by serving as a research and innovation powerhouse with hundreds of millions of dollars in annual research expenditures. As a metropolitan research university with a strong applied research and innovation culture, USF is a vital catalyst for the social and economic ecosystem, creating extraordinary opportunities for the Tampa Bay region and Florida.

Faculty Awards

Academic and honorific awards are considered among the highest accolades for faculty distinction since they are selected by peers and colleagues at the pinnacles of their disciplines. USF faculty continue to earn national and international recognition.

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Number of Postdoctoral Appointees

Postdoctoral experiences extend and deepen scientific and technical abilities facilitating the opportunity to establish originality, creativity, and productivity that will be valuable to future success in research.

Normalized Citation Impact

Citation metrics help illustrate the impact and influence of academic work; the information from articles and papers can be indexed and analyzed to provide an idea of the productivity and influence of work. USF recognizes that this information can provide only one piece of the story as processes vary across disciplines and publication types.

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