Office of Research

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.

Recent News

School of Education’s GEAR UP Program Selected for National Conference
GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.  
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Samford’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing Receives $2.1 Million Grant to Help Ease the National Shortage of Nurse Educators
Samford University’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing has received more than $2.1 million to help make graduate nursing education more affordable for currently practicing or teaching nurses committed to careers in nursing education. 
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Samford Faculty Gather to Complete Research, Presentations During Special “Boot Camp”
Samford’s Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship collaborated with the Communication Resource Center to provide time for faculty members to work on research, presentations and even nonfiction books.  
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Samford Student to Present Research at Baptist History and Heritage Society Conference
The theme of this year’s BHHS conference is “Baptist Women in the Twentieth Century: Missionaries, Mission Leaders, Churchwomen, Civil Rights Activists, and Ministers.” 
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Geography Student, Faculty Member Present Research at American Association of Geographers Conference
Forrest Courtney presented his research with Dr. Jennifer Rahn on a coral nursery on the island of Saba, Dutch Caribbean