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Undergraduate Research

UWF undergraduate and graduate students and faculty from diverse fields of study presented their research and academic achievements over the past year during the Student Scholars Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase, part of Founders Week, on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Students and faculty presented their research at the John C. Pace Library, University Commons, Cannon Green, and Center for Fine

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.

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2022 Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Awards

OUR requests nominations from the Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Awards. These awards serve to recognize faculty that exemplify UWF's commitment to the undergraduate research experience and convey the University's high regard for faculty contributions outside of the traditional classroom. 

Nomination/Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

Nominate or apply via 2022 OUR Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Awards Application!


Now Hiring OUR Office Staff Position

Click here to apply for the OUR Office Staff Position.

The OUR Office Staff Student Employee Position is for students that want to apply for a paid, student-employee position with the Office of Undergraduate Research staff. This application is intended for students that want to apply for a staff position that supports the operations of the Office of Undergraduate Research such as for the marketing, administrative, and event planning positions. This is not a research-based position and is not for the OUR Works program.

Please use the following links to learn more about the student employee positions available:

OUR Office Staff - Event Management Assistant

OUR Office Staff - Marketing and Administrative Assistant

Applications close January 15, 2022. 

To apply for either position, please complete the OUR Office Staff Application by using this link or by using the OUR Programs Application Portal through myUWF. 


Apply now for an OUR Project Award

Undergraduate students can request up to $500 (or $750 for groups of two or more students) to purchase materials and supplies, travel to field site, etc. for their research projects. This is the second of three deadlines for this academic year and is due Nov 5; the last application deadlines for the academic year is Jan 28.  Students can gain valuable experience by working on a research project with a faculty mentor.

To learn more about the Project Award program, please visit the Project Award page.



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Recruiting Assistance & Paid Research Students

Did you know that OUR can help you recruit new research students? And that OUR can pay work study eligible students to work on your research team? Submit research opportunities at


Apply now for OUR Works! Program

Engage in meaningful scholarships while earning a paycheck through the OUR Works! Program.

OUR Works! Federal Work Study Program

Apply for a Project Award

Funding for purchasing materials and supplies related to conducting a research project.

Project Awards

Apply for a Travel Award

Funding is available for undergrads to travel and present their research or scholarly work. Learn more about OUR Travel Awards.


Travel Awards

Experience Your Major

Learn applicable skills through scholarly and/or creative projects that will take your college experience to the next level. 

Why Research

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