Academic Year Opportunities
Biology Undergraduate Research Opportunities. This link lists many research opportunities in the Department of Biology, as well as biology research in many other departments on campus. In most cases specific projects are described. http://www.biology.ufl.edu/Undergraduates/urap.aspx
The Florida-Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (FGLSAMP) Program FGLSAMP is committed to increasing the quality and quantity of underrepresented minority students successfully completing bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The long-term goal is to increase the number of these students who are prepared for graduate school and go on to earn doctorate degrees. FGLSAMP is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Florida-Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (FGLSAMP) http://cur.aa.ufl.edu/fglsamp.aspx. Please contact Dr. Anne Donnelly at email@example.com for more information.
HHMI Science for Life Program With funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Science for Life Program has a mission "to strengthen and transform undergraduate research and interdisciplinary laboratory education in the life sciences" at the University of Florida and our partner institutions. Science for Life will enhance early undergraduate research, faculty recognition and opportunities, and transform laboratory teaching in the life sciences. http://sfl.aa.ufl.edu. Please contact Christy LaPlante at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Investigators Research Honor Society Students in the InvestiGators Research Honor Society work directly with a faculty member and a group of peers to reach a common research goal. They experience translational science through both animal and clinical research addressing real world problems. IG is divided into interrelated three teams: KetoGator Team; Gator Team; Carnitine Team. http://borum.ifas.ufl.edu/InvestiGators/InvestiGators.html. Please send an email to email@example.com for more information.
Panama Canal Project at the Florida Museum of Natural History The recent expansion of the Panama Canal has afforded exciting paleontological discoveries and new insight into the geologic history of Central America. The Panama Canal Project (PCP), funded within NSF’s Partnerships in International Research and Education (PIRE) program, is designed to document Panama’s ancient biodiversity and better understand how environments and ecosystems were impacted by the rise of the Isthmus of Panama. Several opportunities for students are available in PCP-PIRE, particularly within paleontology, that will help students gain experience conducting original, empirical research. Please see the PCP-PIRE website (http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/panama-pire/) or contact Aaron Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Student Research Group This group provides opportunities to conduct applied research on pressing public health and safety issues in the Gainesville community, and to promote action and advocacy about these issues through an empirical-based, collaborative approach that engages University of Florida students, faculty, administration, and other leaders and agencies in the community. http://studentsafetyrc.webs.com/. Please contact Julia Alber at email@example.com for more information.
Tallahassee Semester Internship The Tallahassee Semester Internship program is offered each spring term to coincide with Florida's legislative session. During the spring semester, interns are placed throughout Florida government, including positions with the legislature, governor's office and executive branch agencies, the news media and various associations and lobbying organizations. http://tallahasseeinterns.aa.ufl.edu. Please contact Dr. Sheila Dickison at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
University Scholars Program (USP). 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. The University Scholars Program serves as an exceptional capstone to the academic careers of UF students. http://www.scholars.ufl.edu/. Please contact Donna Jackson at email@example.com for more information.
McNair Scholars Program
The McNair Scholars Program prepares undergraduate students for the pursuit of a doctoral degree by providing funding, mentoring and the opportunity so they can gain research experience, academic skills and strategies, and develop the student/faculty mentor relationships so crucial for success in higher education. http://mcnair.aa.ufl.edu/. Please contact Dr. Samesha Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Check out the Summer Research Experiences For Visiting and UF Students page as well!