Mission and Vision Statement
To cultivate and support world-class research, commercialization and economic growth.
ORC sets the standard for excellence in service to our stakeholders by supporting research, commercialization and economic growth. Through diversity, strategic partnerships and integrity, we foster a culture where employees thrive in pursuit of their personal and professional goals, leading to organizational success. We are an essential resource for attracting and retaining premiere talent and funding through operational excellence, innovative technology and cohesive teamwork.
The ORC serves UCF scholars as the official liaison between UCF and funding sources and by helping faculty work through the proposal and contract management process.
This site includes information to assist university scholars through the announcement, application and post-award stages and to familiarize prospective partners with the breadth of funded research conducted at the university.
Sponsored research at UCF is growing exponentially. In 2011 the university surpassed the $100 million dollar mark in external funding for the seventh straight year with $106.6 million. And UCF's pioneering efforts to commercialize technology continued to stimulate local economies throughout the state. The UCF Business Incubation program expanded to nine locations and multiple governments and communities served with the opening of a center in Volusia County, its ninth location. As a 2011 Carnegie Foundation "very high research activity" university, UCF is committed to the pursuit of excellence and intellectual growth and seeks to excel at moving ideas to innovation and realization.