Emerging Scholars Program

The Emerging Scholars Program 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. 


  • $1000 for Students$500 at the beginning of Spring, $500 at the end of Fall.


  • Freshmen or Sophomore status only
  • Must have NO previous university level research experience (high school level research ok)
  • Must identify a research mentor for sponsorship

Department Contact Info

Jenna Molen

Assistant Director, CUR
(352) 273-2653

Center for Undergraduate Research

Newell Hall, Room 202
1700 Stadium Rd
Gainesville, FL 32611

+1 (352) 846-3222

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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How to Apply

Students must submit their application and supplemental materials by the deadline listed above.  Accepted students will be notified in December and must attend an orientation session early January.

2024 Emerging Scholars

Applications are Closed!

Students applying to the Emerging Scholars Program will apply directly to the Center for Undergraduate Research.  When submitting your application, please provide the following items:

  • Description of Research ProjectUpload a description of your research project; Max 500 words
  • Letter of Support from Research MentorUpload a letter of support from your Proposed Faculty Research Mentor. Letter should confirm intention to mentor student. May also include why the student is a good fit for the program.

Program Requirements

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Dates and Deadlines

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Emerging Scholar Profiles

Click here to meet our Previous Scholars