The Samford University Office of Research is committed to the highest standards of integrity in fulfilling its mission to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research. This is accomplished by providing a range of services in support of all research activities undertaken by faculty, staff, and students at Samford University. Our activities include:

  • Providing central research administration from proposal submission, through contract development and negotiation, to project closeout with the services of the Office of Sponsored Programs.
  • Supporting a culture of ethical research and compliance by providing guidance and oversight in such areas as the protection of human and animal subjects, research integrity, and conflict of interest management.
  • Overseeing research policy, including research compliance, guidelines for faculty and student researchers, and other areas.
  • Advocating for student research programs and supporting efforts across all colleges and schools.
  • Creating opportunities through internal funding that aims to strategically stimulate new endeavors in research programs and scholarly activities.

Risk and Capacity Building Office of Research

Recent News

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Samford Historian Earns Prestigious NEH Grant
Den Hartog joined Samford’s faculty in 2019, bringing with him a distinguished reputation for scholarship in American political and religious history. His most recent book has been hailed as a key resource for the study of early church-state relations. His NEH proposal remains in that critical period of American history, exploring the life of one of the nation’s founders.  
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History Students Help Preserve Memories of Rosedale Community
A Samford University student research project has created rich new online resources to help preserve the history of the predominantly African-American Rosedale community near the university’s campus. The project stretches from the community’s 19th century origins to the present, and gives special attention to the Rosedale School. 
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Professor, Alumni Publish Chemistry Research
Professor Brian W. Gregory and former student researchers Robert E. Lee and Nils Wendland published the article with collaborator Milan Milosevic in the journal Applied Spectroscopy. 
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Mathematics of Social Distancing
This might be helpful for any quantitative-leaning courses. Happy to share it.  
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Students Combine Classics, Chemistry to Create Unique Career Paths
Samford University seniors Abigail Rodgers and Jewel Trail combined interests in the humanities and natural sciences to create custom career paths. Watch the video to learn how their chemistry research for the Shikhin archaeological project is preparing them for graduate school in medicine and museum studies!