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.

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Recent News

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Kynes, Leonard Publish on Book of Job, Creation Story
New faculty publications highlight the quality of scholarship in Samford University’s growing Department of Biblical and Religious Studies. 
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Graffeo Combines Religion, English to Prepare for Law Career
Graduating senior Carol Graffeo is interested in the relationship between law and religion in the U.S., so she combined Samford majors in English and religion on the road to one of the nation’s most prestigious law schools. 
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Student Research Paper Accepted for Largest Conference in Medieval Studies
A research paper by graduating Samford University classics major Colby Gilley was one of only eight undergraduate papers selected for presentation at the 2020 International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS), the largest annual conference in the field of medieval studies.  
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Mentoring, Research Were Essential for Chemistry Graduates
Three outstanding chemistry and biochemistry students in the class of 2020 highlighted the importance of mentoring in a department that emphasizes faculty-led research. 
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Religion Students Document Unique Images of Christ in Birmingham
Essay subjects include The Wales Window for Alabama, donated after the murder of four children in the 1963 bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, the Italian mosaic depiction of Jesus and Mary at St. Symeon Orthodox Church, and the painting Messiah at Samford University.