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OUR Explorers Program

Experience Your Major

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Applications for the Spring 2024 program are closed. Please check back Fall 2024 for the Spring 2025 Program.

Apply for the Explorers Program with this online application. 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.

Note: OUR matches students with UWF faculty throughout the campus and works diligently at matching each student with the right mentor. If you want to become a mentor, please email Dr. Schwartz at, and we will get you involved!

The OUR Explorers Program will take place throughout each spring semester. Explorers will attend professional development workshops and shadow multiple faculty members through their research activities.

OUR Explorers is for students with no previous research experience. This program is intended to spark interest in research and creative activities for inexperienced Undergraduate students. Preference will be given to first- and second-year students. Current undergraduate, degree-seeking students in good standing with the University are eligible to apply.

OUR Explorers Program Information & Guidelines: Program goals and ideas to help spark your creativity while "exploring" your possibilities. 

  • Gain valuable hands-on experience with research
  • Shadow multiple faculty members
  • Professional development tailored to first-time researchers
  • Discover your true passion in the field of your degree
  • Explore several research groups to find your personal interest

Per the OUR Explorers Award funding agreement, students and faculty are to complete the following: