University Scholars Program


The 2017-2018 USP Cohort will be announced early next week!



The University Scholars Program introduces undergraduate students at the University of Florida to the exciting world of academic research.  In the program, students work one-on-one with UF faculty on selected research projects. Through this initiative, students will take away an understanding of and appreciation for the scholarly method.

A competition is held each spring within participating colleges for the University Scholars awards that includes a $1750 stipend. The program will consist of undertaking a full research project, under the guidance of a faculty member. The University Scholars Program serves as an exceptional capstone to the academic careers of UF students. Only 200 students from all disciplines are selected through a competitive process to participate in this program. If you have any questions regarding this program, please email the director, Dr. Donnelly, at


There are eligibility requirements for the USP Program. To participate, you may not be graduating before May of the following year.  Additional eligibility requirements for these awards are determined by each college. You apply to the college of the person who will serve as your research mentor, not your home college.

Check here for individual college requirements.

Requirements to Participate

University Scholars Program, students will conduct research and meet the presentation and publication requirements described in the Scholars Responsibilities section.  If selected, students must attend a mandatory orientation session at the UF Undergraduate Research Symposium.





List of Events


There are several bibliographic/citation management programs. To learn which is best for you and to see a complete listing of workshops to teach you how to use them, go to for available sessions and locations at the campus libraries

7th Annual Florida Undergraduate Research Conference

Open to all Undergraduate Students in the State of Florida

February 24-25, 2017, The University of Tampa. Abstracts will be accepted Oct. 1, 2016 - Jan. 11, 2017. We will take a bus of presenters so be sure to register early to get a seat!‚Äč

University of Florida Undergraduate Research Symposium

Open to all University of Florida Undergraduate Students and required of all USP Scholars. This year's symposium will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom at the Reitz Union.  The abstract submission portal will open in November, 2016.