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

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Samford Launches Research Advisory Collaborative to Showcase Faculty, Student Scholarship and Research
The goal of the collaborative is to highlight the research taking place on campus and encourage future research for students and faculty. 
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Johnson Earns CIRES Fellowship
Chemistry professor Corey Johnson has earned a fall, 2022, sabbatical fellowship from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES,) a partnership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Colorado in Boulder. 
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Hughes Serves as Author for National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support
P.J. Hughes, professor and assistant provost for faculty success, had the opportunity to serve as an author of the 2022 National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES), a document that sets national standards for diabetes education for patients who are newly diagnosed or face diabetes-related complications.  
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Antwi-Fordjour Earns Grant for Infectious Disease Research
Math and computer science professor Kwadwo Antwi-Fordjour will lead student researchers in a project to utilize biological control measures via mathematical modeling of systems of differential equations for the control of infectious disease. 
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Research by Emmons, Carey Honored Among Top Papers in Sports Communication
Research by Samford University communication and media professors Betsy Emmons and Clay Carey has earned top honors from the International Communication Association. The pair will present their work for the Top Papers in Sports Communication panel at the organization’s annual conference in Paris in May.