Mission and Vision Statement

Mission Statement

To cultivate and support world-class research, commercialization and economic growth.


Vision Statement

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.



Serving Faculty

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.

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 2021 UCF surpassed the $212.9 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 64 U.S. issued patents produced in 2021.

Budget Templates

Below you will find NIH and NSF budget templates. Although they are tailored for NIH or NSF, they can be used for developing your budget for any funding source.