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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, scholarly or creative activities are possible for every discipline and major.

Project Awards (Cycle 2) Applications Open Oct 9 - Nov 6

Undergraduate students and their research team are invited to apply for a OUR Project Award for Cycle 2. The deadline for this application cycle is November 6, 2023.

Purpose and Eligibility:

  • Awards are intended to support undergraduate students researching under the mentorship of a faculty member.
  • Current undergraduate, degree-seeking students in good standing with the University are eligible to apply.
  • Allowable mentors include current UWF faculty with various appointment types, including adjuncts, lecturers, post-docs, and tenure lines.

Award Information:

  • Up to $500 for individual projects
  • Up to $750 for group projects (two or more students)

Learn more by visiting OUR Project Awards Program. Or make an appointment with the OUR Team using this link:

To apply to this and other OUR programs within myUWF, search for "OUR" or "undergraduate research" and select "OUR Program Applications," and you will already be signed in when you access the portal.


Apply Now for the OUR Works! Program

Engage in meaningful scholarships related to your career interests while earning a paycheck! Get paid to Explore Your Major!

OUR Works! students will receive $13 and hour for up to an average of 11 hours per week. Awards are typically for a full academic year (fall and spring semesters). However awards are made on a rolling basis, so as long as funds are available, awards can be made at any time throughout the academic year. 

The OUR Works! program aims to introduce students to research and scholarly activities while providing an opportunity for professional development and one-on-one faculty mentorship. All federal work-study-eligible students, regardless of discipline, are encouraged to apply.

To apply to this and other OUR programs, within myUWF, simply search for "OUR" or "undergraduate research" and select "OUR Program Applications," and you will already be signed in when you access the portal.

Visit the OUR Works! Program page for program details.

Find a faculty mentor using this UWF Research Opportunities Database which you can find in the Finding A Research Mentor page.


Have you received an OUR Project Award or Travel Award?

Then check out the OUR Project Award Recipient site and the OUR Travel Award Recipient site for helpful information and tools as you utilize award funds and other requirements for receiving an award.


Experience Your Major

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

Why Research

Interested in Being a Mentor?

Complete the UWF Research Opportunities and Faculty Mentor Interest Form, and OUR will reach out to you to begin the next steps.

Recruit Research Students

Find Support for OUR Students

Do you need support as you navigate your undergraduate research experience? Then click the link below for a list of commonly asked-for student services, resources, and programs provided by various UWF offices and organizations. 

Find Support for OUR Students

Are You Volunteering on a Research Project?

If you are volunteering on a research project and not being paid through UWF, or receiving course credit, please visit the UWF HR Volunteers page and complete the linked Volunteer Agreement form.