OUR Works! Federal Work Study Research Assistantships

Engage in meaningful scholarship related to your career interests all while earning a paycheck! OUR Works! will pay you to Explore Your Major!

Dr. Jamin Wells with student 


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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and

closes once all positions are filled.  


Applicants should be prepared to answer a few questions about themselves and to submit a short resume and unofficial UWF transcripts. A letter of recommendation may be submitted but is not required. 
*All federal work-study eligible students are encouraged to inquire. However, students without previous research experience are given priority.
Students must be federal work-study(FWS) eligible in order to be considered towards the OUR Works! program.
Research Experience and a Paycheck

In collaboration with UWF Financial Aid, the Office of Undergraduate Research presents the OUR Works! program. Open exclusively for federal work-study eligible students; these assistantships offer up to fifteen hours of paid research experience a week. 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 through the OUR Woks! Qualtrics application.

OUR Works! students will receive minimum wage for up to 15 hours per week. Awards are typically made for a full academic year (fall and spring semesters). But awards are made on a rolling basis and so, as long as funds are available, awards can be made at any time throughout the academic year. 

Expectations of Award Recipients

Students who receive an OUR Works! Award are expected to contribute to a research project, as directed by their assigned faculty research mentor. They are not required to complete a mentored independent research project, although some participants will choose to do so.

Participating students should work regular hours, as assigned by their faculty research mentors. 

OUR Works! students are expected to share their research experience in the UWF Student Scholars Symposium. Abstracts for this event are typically due in mid-February. Students can elect to present their research experience either as part of the High Impact Showcase and focus on the experience or can present research results in a variety of formats, including poster presentations, oral presentations research results in a variety of formats, including poster presentations, oral presentations, research panel discussions, etc. The Student Scholars Symposium typically occurs on the third Thursday of April.

Submit a photo of yourself conducting/engaging in research.

Act as an ambassador to the OUR program - speak to at least one approved campus event about your research experience at UWF. Campus events include classes, campus tour groups, or other campus events. 

 Submit a final survey on the impact of your research experience - surveys will include brief summaries of the research experience or copy of your 

OUR Works Digital Lab Log

2020-21 OUR Works! Digital Lab Log

The 2020-2021 OUR Works! students must log their activities via the above digital lab log. 

OUR Works Students: Contact OUR, at our@uwf.edu, with any questions or concerns about completing the Digital Lab Log.