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 would come from schools all over the state of Florida and the event would be two days, occurring January 31 – February 1, 2020.


Friday night:

evening registration,  a reception dinner, and a keynote speaker.


late registration, panels, workshop sessions held by various schools, and additional speakers.


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

Hotel Information

  • Block rates available from host hotel: Country Inn & Suites, 4015 SW 43rd St, Gainesville, FL 32608 352-375-1550
  • Group Discount Name: FURLS
  • Arrival Date: January 31, 2020
  • Departure Date: February 1, 2020
Additional Information:

Guests may go to https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/country-inn-gainesville-fl, enter arrival and departure dates and click “more search options” and select the PROMOTIONAL CODE BOX. Input the code 013120 to receive the group rate.

Guests can also call the hotel directly to book at 352-375-1550 or through the central reservations at 1-800-456-4000 and ask for FURLS group block.

Please note all group block reservations once made will have 3 days prior to arrival to cancel or make changes to their reservations, there after the penalty charge is the full amount.

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


  • Friday: Reception 7:00-9:00 PM at the Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Saturday: Event 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Health Professions, Nursing & Pharmacy (HPNP) Building
  • More details coming soon!

Statewide Planning Committee

The FURLS Statewide Planning Committee is working hard to plan FURLS 2020. If you or your students are interested in playing a role in shaping FURLS and its direction, please email Sydney Yu at sydneyyu@ufl.edu to be added to our mailing list. We’d love to have you!

FURLS 2019

In January of 2019, we held the first Inaugural FURLS here at the University of Florida. FURLS engaged 42 student representatives from 16 Florida institutions to discuss best practices in undergraduate research leadership and created a network of communication between student leaders largely through roundtable discussions and participant-led workshops.