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Office of Undergraduate Research News

OUR Project Awards Spring 2018- Call for proposals

With the start of the Spring 2018 semester right around the corner the Office of Undergraduate Research would like to announce that the Spring 2018 Project Award application portal will be opening on Monday, October 16th, 2017! Awards this year will support individual projects up to $500, and group projects up to $750. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. The Spring cycle deadline has been set for Friday, Novemebr 10th and decisions will be announced Friday, Decemeber 8th.

OUR Travel Awards 2017!

With the start of the Fall 2017 semester in full swing the Office of Undergraduate Research would like to announce that the 2017-2018 Travel Award applcation is now Live! Travel Awards this year will support students who are accepted to present at a  professional conference. You should submit your application online at least 45 days before your conferece. OUR sends out award notifications the second and fourth week of each month.

OUR Explorers 2018- Apply Now

OUR Is excited to announce that the OUR Explorers program will now be accepting applications for year 2. The OUR Explorers program is aimed at 1st and 2nd year students who have no prior research experience. You will be matched with 3-5 UWF faculty members whom share common interests with you. Through face-to-face interaction and hands-on experience you will truly begin to "Explore your major". Apply today! The deadline for applying to the Spring 2018 OUR Explorers program is Friday, November 3rd.

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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. 

ZipRecruiter $3000 Scholarship Opportunity

Starting July 2017, ZipRecruiter is offering a $3000 scholarship to the college or university student with the most creative entry about their home or college town. 

The Grand Prize Winner will receive the $3000 scholarship. The best entries within each city will have their entries posted on our website, and will receive recognition as a "ZipRecruiter Scholar Finalist".

Application opens: July 1, 2017

Application Deadline: September 30, 2017

Winner announced: October 31, 2017

For information on application eligibility please click here


OUR Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

OUR Fall and Upcoming Spring Deadlines: 

-Spring 2018 Project Awards: Application

   -Call for Proposals: Monday, October 16th

   -Deadline for submissions: Friday, November 10th

   -Decisions: Friday, December 8th

-OUR Explorers: Application

   -Application Deadline: Friday, November 3rd

-Travel Awards: Application

   - Must apply at least 45 days before conference.

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