Florida Undergraduate Research Leadership Summit

FURLS is an intercollegiate summit meant 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.

FURLS 2023 will be taking place on January 27-28th, 2023.


  • Promote, improve, & 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

  • January 13, 2023Registration Closes
  • January 13, 2023 Deadline to Submit Abstract
  • January 27-28, 2023 FURLS

Registration Information

If you are interested in attending, please see your institution’s undergraduate research representative, who may nominate you to attend. If you need assistance identifying this individual, please email cur@aa.ufl.edu


  • January 27, 2023 | 5:00pm - 7:00pmReception in Ustler Hall
  • January 28, 2023 | 10:00am - 4:00pmFURLS Sessions in Reitz Union

Statewide Planning Committee

The FURLS Statewide Planning Committee is working hard to plan FURLS 2023!

If you or your students are interested in playing a role to shape FURLS, please email Pravalika Manda (pmanda@ufl.edu) or Camille Sicangco (camillesicangco@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 discussions and participant-led workshops, FURLS created a dynamic network of communication between these student leaders in undergraduate research.