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.


We are proud to announce that twenty-two undergraduate research students hired through the OUR Works! program for the fall and spring (2019 - 20) semesters!! A variety of UWF departments hired 22 undergraduate students for research assistant positions. OUR Works students are introduced to research and scholarly activities while providing an opportunity for professional development and one-on-one faculty mentorship. Congratulations, Argos!!

Communications Arts (1)

Criminology and Criminal Justice (1)

Teacher Education and Educational Leadership (1)

Nursing (2)

Psychology (1)

Exercise Sciences & Community Health (2)

Math (2)

Physics (1)

Biology (6)

Chemistry (1)

Earth and Environmental Sciences (1)

Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation (3)




  The Office of Undergraduate Research has funds available to support UWF students presenting their research at The National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR). OUR support for the conference will include transportation via bus or van or flight, meals during travel, conference registration, and hotel (shared with one other student).  Student must agree to travel with the Office of Undergradaute Research in order to receieve the travel support.

The Office of Undergraduate Research is now taking applications for the 2020 NCUR Travel Awards. Students who do not submit to this application will not be invited to travel with OUR to the NCUR 2020 Conference. 

NCUR 2020 – Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Dates of Travel: March 25th, 2020 - March 28th, 2020

Applications Due: November 26th, 2019

Due to the distance and the associated high cost of travel, OUR will not be able to support as many students participating in NCUR 2020 as we have in previous years. It is therefore requested that students interested in attending the conference submit your abstract directly to OUR by Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 via the following link: 

NCUR 2020 Travel Award Application  

Please do not submit your abstract to NCUR unless/until you receive approval from OUR.

Students whose abstract is approved by OUR and accepted for presentation at NCUR 2020 must be able to travel with the OUR group on Wednesday, March 25 through Saturday, March 28, 2020 (specific times TBA).

For these students, OUR will cover the cost of conference registration, shared hotel room in the group block, transportation to/from Bozeman, and meals not provided at the conference.

Students who have funding to support their NCUR travel from sources other than OUR may submit their abstracts directly to NCUR. 



Apply Now for OUR Project Awards

Students can apply for up to $500 (or $750 for a group project) to purchase equipment, supplies and other related project expenses.

Visit uwf.edu/our for more information and to apply.

Application deadlines: November 15 and February 3


Applications due November 15th for early Spring 2020 funding

OUR Project Awards Application



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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.


OUR WORKS! 2019-2020

Do your research and earn a paycheck!

Check back for Fall 2020

OUR Travel Awards!

Present your work around the world!

Apply Now!