Student Resources

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.

Student with Faculty Mentor

Faculty Mentor

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 interested in working with and make an appointment to talk to them in person. Don't forget to look at departments related to your area of interest.

OUR Project and Travel Awards

The OUR provides support for undergraduate scholarly activities across all disciplines at the University. Student Project Awards and Travel Awards are indented to foster research partnerships between faculty and UWF’s most promising undergraduate students.

Apply for Funding

Student Scholar Symposium

The Student Scholar Symposium features scholarly and creative works produced through collaboration between UWF students and faculty. Students who receive funding through OUR for project and travel awards will need to present at the Student Scholars Symposium. Other student presentations (undergraduate and graduate) are encouraged!

Student Scholar Symposium

External Student Opportunities

In addition to the numerous opportunities for undergraduates to pursue research and creative activites in various disciplines under the direction of faculty mentors at UWF, there are also intensive research opportunities offered by external groups. These external opportunities may include summer research programs, internships, and more. We encourage UWF undergraduate students to consider participating in an external opportunity. For more information, about specific opportunities, contact

Current Opportunities
Program DescriptionProgram TopicsTarget Student GroupStipendApplication Deadline

American Geosciences Institute Geoscience Policy Internship

Alexandria, Virginia

12 weeks in summer or 14 week in fall 

Geoscience Policy Geoscience or geo-related engineering students with interest in federal science policy

$5,000 stipend for summer and $5,500 stipend for fall

March 15 deadline for summer and April 15, 2015 for spring

Marine Biological Laboratory Summer Internship

Woods Hole, Massachusetts

10 weeks in summer

 Marine Biology  Any life sciences undergraduate student  $5,000 stipend + room and board  March 15, 2015

NPR Internship

Various Locations

June 1-August 7, 2015

Various, including programming, marketing, sponsorship, distribution, etc. Any undergraduate or graduate student; recent graduates also eligible Up to $4,200 March 20, 2015

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)

Washington, D.C.

Summer 2015

Public relations, development (fund raising), research, publications, Museum on Main Street programs, and social media. Any student who has completed one year of college Unpaid April 1, 2015

White House Internship

Washington, D.C.

Fall 2015

Various Any current undergraduate student or person who has graduated within the last two years Unpaid April 19, 2015