OUR Project Award Program

Please review this information carefully before applying for an OUR Project Award

Purpose and Eligibility

Awards are intended to support undergraduate students researching under the mentorship of a faculty member.

Current undergraduate, degree-seeking students who are in good standings with the University are eligible to apply.

Allowable mentors include current UWF faculty with a range of appointment types including adjunct, lecturers, post-docs, and tenure line.

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

Allowable expenses include travel to get to the field site, external library or archival facility; chemicals or laboratory equipment; photocopies of documents or research questionnaires; etc. Student or faculty stipends are not allowable expenses.


Due to resource limitations, the awarding of grants is competitive. The University intends to achieve the broadest possible impact with the funds available. Therefore, some applications recommended for funding may only receive partial support. Undergraduate students should explore other sources of funding before applying for this grant. Any additional sources of funding should be noted and accounted for in the budget narrative and the amount of the request.

Guidelines for Acceptable Research Projects

Research can be conducted in any discipline. Please use the following guidelines to determine whether or not the project is “research.” If the research does not meet this criterion but you and your faculty mentor believe it is still a “research,” please contact our@uwf.edu.

  • The research is an inquiry or investigation on a topic related to the student’s professional interests.
  • The research is conducted by an undergraduate student under the mentorship of a UWF faculty member.
  • The research makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline. Format of the research is similar to professional researchers in the discipline.
Review Project Proposals

If you are of faculty, adjunct, staff, or administrative classification at UWF, and you would like to review OUR Project Award proposals, please complete the interest form, and we will add you to our database. 

I would like to review proposals (Faculty Only)

Notification of Awards

Students will receive a notification letter regardless of acceptance or denial. Award and denial letters will be sent via email within one month of the application deadline.

Additional Resources

OUR Project Award Funding Agreement 2019-2020 (PDF)

Scoring Rubric for Project Award (PDF)

OUR Logo Horizontal

OUR Vertical Logo

Important Dates


There will be three award cycles each academic year. An early fall semester deadline will be for projects spanning the fall/spring academic year, and a late fall/early spring deadline will be for projects to be completed in the spring semester. Applications must be submitted during one of these cycles.

All Award Cycles have passed for 2019-2020.  Please check back in August 2020 for 2020-2021 Academic Year Deadlines.

Post-Award Requirement

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


OUR Project Award Instructions

OUR Project Award Application Guide

OUR Project Award Application (Apply Here)