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This research was based on survey strategy with the aim to study factors influencing research function of agricultural faculty members. The population of this research consisted of all faculty members of public agricultural faculties and colleges of Ministry of Scientific, Research and Technology (N = 1260). Using multi-phase sampling method, 172 faculty members were selected and studied. Validity of questionnaire as data gathering instrument, confirmed by selected faculty members and researchers, and Coronbach Alpha coefficient (equal to .74) used to confirm its reliability. The results of priority setting of research functions based on coefficient of variation shows that agricultural faculty members, mostly engaged in postgraduate research and their participation in research outreach and international research collaboration is so partial and limited. Calculated Pearson coefficients of correlation indicated significant relationship between a number of personal and professional variables of faculty members (participation in training workshop and courses, professional internet usage, research project, etc) and their research function. Stepwise regression analysis led to a linear equation including several personal and professional variables and R2Ad coefficient indicated that this linear equation, explained 70 percent of variance of research function of faculty members as dependent variable.