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OUR 2018 Student Scholar Symposium-


The 2018 Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase will be held on Thursdays, April 19th in the UWF Commons and Auditorium (Building 22). CFPA will be hosting performances in the Music Hall (Building 82). 

This year OUR is working with UWF faculty to set up extra credit opportunities for non-presenting students who attend the event. OUR Will send out information on this in the comming months.

Portal Opens: Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Abstracts Due: Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Submit: Go Here! 
Registration Date: TBD

NCUR 2018 - University of Central Oklahoma


UWF received 99% acceptance into the NCUR 2018 conference! 

The Office of Undergraduate Research has sent out the initial 2018 NCUR email to all accepted students as of 1/30/2018, please check your email for this notification. You will need to follow all directions when registering for the conference. 

To register now, please click here.

OUR will be in touch with all accepted students in the coming months to go over procedures, policies and expectations.

*Students traveling with the Office of Undergraduate Research for NCUR 2018 are eligible to apply for an additional travel award for another conference of their choosing. 

SURP 2018 HMCSE Edition - Apply Now


The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is offered exclusively through the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering.

Students selected to participate in SURP will spend 20-25 hours per week for 10-12 weeks working on a research project under close supervision of a faculty mentor, but SURPS most valuable contribution is the development of the student in ways not possible in a traditional classroom settings.

Program Details:

Application Deadline: March 09, 2018

Stipend:  $2,500 (250 total hours at $10 per hour)

How to Apply:
Click Here for more information.


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OUR Works! Position Information

OUR Works! is a wonderful oppurtunity for students to get paid to be engaged in undergraduate research. Last year OUR had over 40 students in the OUR Works! program. OUR Works! is an interactive learning and professional development oppurtunity for UWF undergraduate students. Each OUR Works! position is in place for 1 academic year. OUR Works! allows UWF undergraduate students to experience their major by getting into the mentor's workshop, lab, or studio and having the chance to work on the same research as their mentor. At any point in the experience the student has the potential of becoming a co-author on a major study being done here at UWF and publisjed in an article. For more information please click here.

Student Opportunity Center

Through the SOC students are able to stay connected and up to date with current and upcoming opportunities directly related to their area of interest with research. OUR is updating the SOC site regularly with new and exciting paid and volunteer opportunities directly related to research for undergraduate and graduate students. These opportunities will cover majors from across the gamut  If you are an organization or faculty member that would like to advertise your positions through OUR's SOC membership, or if you have any questions on how to navigate SOC you should contact OUR through email at OUR@uwf.edu. Jump in today and see what all may be awaiting you with the Student Opportunity Center. 

$2,500 Redfin Scholarship for University of West Florida

This $2,500 scholarship is a way for Redfin to help one student on his or her journey through higher education. We’ve received applications from across the country including San DiegoLas VegasChicago and Miami!

Whether you reside on the west coast in Portland and Palm Springs, represent Texas in Austin and Houston or are a proud east coaster in Charlotte and NYC, or call somewhere else in the U.S. home, we want to hear from you!

Application opens: November 1, 2017

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

For information on application eligibility please click here


OUR Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

OUR Upcoming Spring Deadlines: 

-2018 Student Scholar Symposium

   -Call for Proposals: Monday, February 1st

   -Deadline for submissions: Friday, February 23rd

   -Symposium: Thursday, April 19th

-NCUR 2018

   -Keep an eye out for acceptance notifications mid-january!

-Travel Awards: Application

   - Must apply at least 45 days before conference.