Undergraduate Research

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Get Involved with your discipline. Experience hands-on research. Shadow multiple Faculty mentors and learn what undergraduate research is really about.


The Office of Undergraduate Research challenges you to take your educational experience to the next level. Research or creative activities are possible for every discipline and major. 

Whether your goals after graduation are to join the workforce, attend graduate school, or something else entirely, you will experience your major and set yourself apart through undergraduate research.

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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.