Office of Research

Research Administration

Research Administration Range of Services:


  • Search Funding Opportunities (Upon request, will search for specific opportunities)
  • Distribute e-notices to faculty and staff about opportunities and deadlines
  • Provide advice on funding opportunities and the requirements of sponsors
  • Develop relationships with potential sponsors to identify their future funding priorities
  • Post funding opportunities on website

Proposal Development

  • Work with faculty to ensure all application efforts are well coordinated and deadlines can be met.
  • Ensure proposals adhere to funding agency and university guidelines
  • Prepare and review the administrative portions of the proposal, including:
    • editing and formatting biographical sketches
    • budget development (advice/assistance on costing and pricing of proposals)
    • drafting budget justifications
    • providing boilerplate information and templates
    • completing application forms (SF424 & PHS398)
    • sub-award development
  • Assist with completing compliance paperwork

Proposal Submission

  • Expedite internal processing and routing using the USF Electronic Internal Form
  • Ensure approval by the appropriate authorized signatures
  • Confirm with Sponsored Research that submissions comply with funding agency guidelines and USF institutional policies
  • Confirm submission with Sponsored Research

Award Set-up and Post-Award (Assists with MCOM Business Office)

  • Assist with completing USF Forms (GBR, Budget Transfers, etc.)
  • Advise faculty on the terms of awards
  • Monitor compliance with the terms of awards
  • Assist faculty and departments with grant management (Request extensions and modifications as needed on active awards)

Administrative Liaisons with USF Departments and Central Offices

  • Mediate between departments and central offices on various grant issues


  • Meet one-on-one with faculty and staff to educate them on the research process (e.g. teach faculty how to search for funding opportunities using e-resources such as Community of Science (COS), and

Research Reports

  • Provide research data at the College, Department and PI level for research expenditures, awards and proposals

Please feel free to email us at or call
Matthew Anderson PhD, MS, Assistant Dean & Director at 813-974-2891 for assistance.