Emerging Scholars Program


The University of Florida encourages early undergraduate students who are interested in adding a research experience to their curriculum at the freshman or sophomore year to apply for this entry-level program. 


To participate, students must identify a research mentor and project that they will work on for two semesters, beginning Spring 2019. (The second semester will either be the following summer or fall semester). A $1,000 award will be disbursed in two parts for each semester of research.   

Students are encouraged to find out how to identify a mentor by going to CURBS office hours posted on the home page or stop by Newell Hall 202 for assistance. 


  • Freshman or Sophomore status only 
  • Must have NO previous research experience (including in high school) 
  • Must identify a research mentor who will sponsor you 

The application for the 2019 academic year is now closed. The application deadline for the 2020 cohort is November 15, 2019 at 5 PM. 

 ***For students whose mentor is in the College of Engineering, you must apply through the College of Engineering. For their application, visit this site:https://www.eng.ufl.edu/graduate/about-us/undergraduate-research/emerging-scholars-program/