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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.

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Recruiting Assistance and 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

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Register Now for the Grad students as Emerging Mentors (GEM) Program Workshop

Graduate students interested in getting assistance on their research projects from undergraduate student researchers are invited to attend a workshop on August 24 (8 am-1 pm) hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research.  The workshop focuses on developing graduate student mentoring skills, including communication, assessing understanding, and articulating your mentoring philosophy, as well as more practical topics, such as recruiting undergrads, funding, and the benefits of working with undergrads. 

Workshop participants will become part of OUR’s network so that we can continue to engage, share successes, brainstorm strategies for difficult situations that arise, etc.  Please register for the workshop by August 15 at:

For more information, please visit, Graduate Students as Emerging Mentors (GEM) Program.


OUR Works! Program Applications

Now accepting OUR Works! Program Applications. Students interested in a work-study research position should apply early to ensure placement and a start date of August 22, 2022 (the first day of the fall 2022 semester).

Now Hiring Student Employees to Join the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Team

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is hiring student-employees to assist with OUR efforts to implement administrative and marketing duties and for planning and executing program events for the 2022-23 academic year. Students interested in event management, marketing and advertising, and/or business and administration are encouraged to apply! Available positions include Marketing and Administrative Assistants and Event Management Assistants.

To learn more, contact OUR via email or by phone 850.474.2298. To apply, please complete the OUR Office Staff Application by using the OUR Programs Application Portal through myUWF.

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 Faculty Mentor?

Please 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

OUR First-Year Research Experience (FYRE)

OUR FYRE is a program for high-performing, incoming freshmen to engage in research. Contact OUR to learn more!

OUR First-Year Research Experience (FYRE) Program

OUR Student Transfers And Research (STAR)

OUR STAR is a program for motivated incoming transfer students to engage in research.

OUR Student Transfer and Research (STAR) Program

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