Florida Undergraduate Research Leadership Summit

is an intercollegiate summit for leaders involved in undergraduate research to discuss student-led initiatives that enhance the undergraduate research culture. Attendees come from schools all over the state of Florida, representing the breadth of undergraduate research programs across the state.

This year’s event will be held virtually on February 6th, 2021.


Promote, improve, or establish student-led undergraduate research groups at schools across the state of Florida.

Provide an environment to exchange ideas and practices.

Create and solidify a network between all schools in Florida of leaders in undergraduate research.

Important Dates

  • Date TBARegistration Opens
  • Date TBAStudent Registration by Faculty Deadline
  • Date TBAAbstract submission for workshop presentations opens: submission form coming soon.
  • February 6, 2021Virtual Summit Begins

Registration Information

Up to four students will be accepted from each school to ensure that as many schools can attend as possible and that each school has equal representation at the summit. Students will be chosen by their home institution. If you are interested in attending, please see your institution undergraduate research representative.  If you need assistance identifying this individual, please email cur@aa.ufl.edu


  • Saturday: Virtual Summit Held on ZoomMore information coming soon!

Statewide Planning Committee

The FURLS Statewide Planning Committee is working hard to plan FURLS 2021! If you or your students are interested in playing a role to shape FURLS and its future direction, please email Marissa Nash (marissa.nash@ufl.edu) or Anjali Patel (anjalipatel@ufl.edu) to be added to our mailing list. We’d love to have you!

FURLS' Beginnings

In January of 2019, the first inaugural FURLS was held here at the University of Florida. At the event, 42 student representatives from 16 Florida institutions met to discuss best practices in undergraduate research leadership. Through roundtable discussion and participant-led workshops, FURLS created a dynamic network of communication between these student leaders in undergraduate research.