The Office of Research welcomes Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Klonoff to UCF. Liz joins us from San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego. In her new position, she will be charged with advancing UCF’s reputation and impact as a 21st-century metropolitan research university by growing graduate enrollment, specifically for research-focused degrees, and elevating the scale and quality of its research.


Welcome, Liz!
















Dr. Debra Reinhart
Associate VP for Research and Scholarship
Director of Research Development

Phone: (407) 823-2315


In our short history the Office of Research at UCF has experienced some monumental changes. Sponsored research funding for last year was ten times the amount just two decades before. As the university continually reaches new milestones in the caliber of work being done and the amount of projects funded, the Office of Research has taken steps to streamline the process of partnering.

The Office is responsible for the development and pre-award administration of sponsored research activities for all UCF campuses. This includes the coordination and management of external and internal contracts and grants, interdisciplinary research programs, and inter- and intra-institutional proposals. The Office also oversees the university’s post-award audit process, facilitating accountability to sponsoring agencies.

By making our office accessible to our scientists and our partners, we aim to facilitate more partnerships and, more importantly, more science. We hope this site helps accomplish both. Tell us how we’re doing.