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 2024 will be taking place on February 2nd and 3rd, 2024.


  • 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

  • November 1st, 2023Registration & Abstract Submission Opens
  • December 15th, 2023Registration Closes
  • January 12th, 2024Abstract Submissions Due
  • FURLSFebruary 2-3rd, 2024

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


  • February 2, 2024 | 5:00pm - 7:00pmReception in Ustler Hall
  • February 3, 2024 | 10:00am - 4:00pmFURLS Sessions in Ustler Hall

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.