Undergraduate Research

Welcome to the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Explore. Research. Gain the knowledge that will take you to the next level. Get Involved with your discipline. Experience hands-on research. Shadow multiple Faculty mentors and learn what undergraduate research is really about. The Office of Undergraduate Research challenges you to take your educational experience to the next level. Research or creative activities are possible for every discipline and major.

"What is art research?"

A common question we often answer here the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR). Carrie Fonder, assistant professor in UWF’s Department of Art, and Barbara Larson, Department of Art chair and professor and their 12 student-mentees can help answer that question as written in the latest article by the UWF newsroom with an article titled, "UWF public sculpture class works tell stores, transform campus." The article outlines how the students took on the challenge to design, execute, and install art installations at the UWF campus. Read the article and view the photographs that outline the research and work completed by the students and mentors. The Office of Undergraduate Research supported the art students with OUR Project awards. To learn more about project awards, art research, or how we can help with your research endeavors, please contact an OUR staff member or email us. 

art installation


man with plant showing to female student

UWF to host 2022 National Conference on Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research has selected the University of West Florida in Pensacola to host the spring 2022 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). At this annual three-day event, more than 4,000 students present scholarly research, network with peers and faculty mentors and meet with graduate school and corporate recruiters.


Office of Undergraduate Research Travel Grants Story Map

Where did your research take you? Check our the Story Map of where OUR travel awards students presented their research.

Contact OUR for questions about travel grants or to submit your travel photo and details.

(click on the year to expand the story map)

OUR WORKS! 2019-2020

Do your research and earn a paycheck!

Apply Now!

OUR Travel Awards!

Present your work around the world!

Application opens August 2019!!


Get paid for your summer research!

Applications now closed for 2019!