Students interested in undergraduate research and scholarly activities can find information about finding a faculty mentor, research internship and scholarship opportunities, and apply for funding through the Office of Undergraduate Research.
If you are looking for an undergraduate research mentor at UWF, the best place to start is by locating your major departments website. Most departments have faculty listings with descriptions of their research interest. Try to identify several faculty you may be interestedin working with and make an appointment to talk to them i person. Don't forget to look at departments related to your area of interest.
Funding for Project and Travel
Student project awards and travel awards are intended to foster research partnerships between faculty and UWF's most promising undergraduate students. OUR has fall and spring deadlines for project awards. Travel applications can be submitted at any time at least two months prior to the date of travel. Applicants must provide proof of presentation acceptance at the time the application is submitted. Step One: Review Guidelines Step Two: Review Resources Step Three: Complete applicationProject and Travel Applications
Student Scholar Symposium
Students who receive funding through OUR for project and travel awards will need to present at the Student Scholars Symposium. Students can receive free poster printing through the UWF commons media center. Once funding is approved through OUR, students will be contacted to pick up a printing voucher good for one 3 1/2' by 4' color poster. Students must pay the difference for posters exceeding this size. Please contact the commons media center for additional information at 850-474-3200.Student Scholar Symposium
The Council on Undergraduate Research host a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers. The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates who have research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, with graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. The Registry is open to students and graduate schools in the fields of Anthropology/Archaeology, Arts/Humanities, Biology/Biochemistry, Business, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, English and Linguistics, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Gealth Professions, History, Journalism and Communication, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Political Science, Pscyhology, Social Work, and Sociology.
Fill out a curriculum vitae form on the Registry of Undergraduate Researchers.
There is no charge to the student or the student's institution and records will be made available to Graduate Schools that contract with the Council for Undergraduate Research for this service. Organizations or companies seeking students' information for other marketing purposes will not be granted access. Graduate School representatives may contact students to invite applications or visits to the campus and laboratory, or to share information about their research programs and financial support opportunities.
You will be able to update your listing as appropriate, to include any summer research experience or information about Senior Theses and test scores. They also welcome submissions by students who are engaged in Masters' Degree programs now but who plan to go on to a PhD program. Just fill out the information on the form including the date you intend to enter a PhD prrogram and your date of completion of your undergraduate degree. Upload a link to your CV that contains complete information about your MS/MA degree activity (school, subject, thesis topic (if applicable), and advisor). Be sure to include a statement of your research interests, as this will be important for making the match.
Graduate schools may provide a link to their websites, and may provide a short description of opportunities, such as research fields and fellowships. For graduate schools that wish to review the student information, there is an access fee of $1,500 for the entire database, or $300 for one specific decipline. Again, there is no cost to you as a student to create a profile.
The Council on Undergraduate Research believes that this service will be a great benefit for both students and graduate schools by narrowing the search for the right match. So if you are intested in graduate school, please take a moment to register now.