University Scholars Program

University Scholars Program

WELCOME 

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 assistant director, Mrs. Jennifer Moses at jmoses@aa.ufl.edu. 

Eligibility 
  • 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. 
Requirements 
  • 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. 

List of College Requirements 

Participation 
  • 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. 
  • See Dates and Deadlines for information about these dates. 
How to Apply 

Students applying to the University Scholars Program will apply directly to the department or college of their mentor. Check the college requirements of your mentor's college to determine the requirements and deadlines you must meet. When submitting your application, please provide the following items: 

  1. A completed 2020-2021 USP Application.  Note: For engineering use this link https://www.eng.ufl.edu/graduate/about-us/undergraduate-research/.  
  2. A typed summary of your proposed research project, maximum one page 
  3. Attach a letter of support from the faculty mentor, stating that the mentor will agree to supervise this project and any other supporting information to assist that mentor’s college in choosing its funded projects 

Students must submit their application and supplemental materials by the college deadline. Accepted students will be notified in March 2020 and must attend an orientation session at Undergraduate Research Symposium.