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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Wilger Earns Grant for Student Researcher
 The Organic Syntheses, Inc. Grant for Summer Research at an Undergraduate institution will provide a $5,000 stipend for a student working in Wilger’s lab for at least 10 weeks in summer, and an additional $3,000 for materials and supplies.  
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DeVries, Minnema Lead Journal Roundtable on Teaching Islamic and Middle Eastern History
The roundtable–Teaching Islamic and Middle Eastern History at Christian Colleges and Universities–originated with a panel at the 2018 Conference on Faith and History. 
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Floyd Produces, Directs Film Exploring Social Effects of Dam Project
"Fontana Lake: Broken Promises, Delayed Resolution" follows the efforts of persons and groups who worked for resolution of the broken promise between Swain County, the State of NC, the TVA and the United States Department of the Interior.  
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Williams Publishes Booklet on Pioneering Journalist Carrie Ingalls
Carrie Ingalls, the younger sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder, operated newspapers throughout South Dakota in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  
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Chew Earns International Psychology Honor
Distinguished Member status is the highest honor offered by Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. It has been conferred upon only 40 individuals in the organization’s 90-year history.