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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.

Student presenting poster at symposium

Submit your Abstract for the Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase

The UWF Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase is an annual event highlighting all of the amazing research and other scholarly activities in which UWF students and faculty participate. This year's Symposium will be on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

Applications open Tuesday, January 17, and close Tuesday, March 21

Check out the Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase Section to learn more about the event. To apply, please complete the application in myUWF by searching for the OUR Program Application Portal.


Join us for a Symposium Presenters Info Session

Save the Dates for a Symposium Presenter's Q & A Session! Do you have questions about the event or how to prepare your presentation?  Visit the OUR Team via Zoom during one of the upcoming Symposium Presenters workshops. Registration Required.  


faculty mentors talking

Register for OURs Faculty Mentor Workshop

For Spring 2023, the Office of Undergraduate Research will host a 1-day (in-person) faculty workshop focused on student mentoring on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 (8:30 am to 2:00 pm). Workshop topics include the non-technical aspects of mentoring, including aligning expectations, communication, addressing equity and inclusion, and fostering independence. Workshop participants will build into a network of trained mentors so that we can engage, share successes, brainstorm strategies for difficult situations that arise, etc., after the workshop.
Register to attend at Registration closes on May 1, 2023. Please contact OUR with any questions at


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

Faculty and Instructors -- Participate in the UWF Symposium

Complete this form, and OUR will discuss with you how your students and classes can present at the event.

Student Symposium & Faculty Research Showcase