Mission and Vision Statement
To cultivate and support world-class research, commercialization and economic growth.
The Office of Research sets the standard for excellence in service to our stakeholders by supporting research, commercialization and economic growth. Through diversity, strategic partnerships and integrity, we foster a culture where employees thrive in pursuit of their personal and professional goals, leading to organizational success. We are an essential resource for attracting and retaining premiere talent and funding through operational excellence, innovative technology and cohesive teamwork.
The Office of Research serves UCF scholars as the official liaison between UCF and funding sources and by helping faculty work through the proposal and contract management process.
This site includes information to assist university scholars through the announcement, application and post-award stages and to familiarize prospective partners with the breadth of funded research conducted at the university.
Sponsored research at UCF is growing exponentially. UCF is committed to the pursuit of excellence and intellectual growth and seeks to excel at moving ideas to innovation and realization. The Carnegie Foundation rates UCF as a "very high research activity" university. We’ve been on an upward trajectory for years and in 2020 UCF surpassed the $200 million dollar mark in external funding. UCF's pioneering efforts to commercialize technology continue to stimulate local economies throughout the state. The number of patents at UCF also continue to climb with 44 U.S. issued patents produced in 2019.