The University Scholars Program introduces undergraduate students at the University of Florida to the exciting world of academic research. 

In the program, students work one-on-one with UF faculty on selected research projects. Through this initiative, students will take away an understanding of and appreciation for the scholarly method.

A competition is held each spring within participating colleges for the University Scholars awards that includes a $1750 stipend. The program will consist of undertaking a full research project, under the guidance of a faculty member. The University Scholars Program serves as an exceptional capstone to the academic careers of UF students. Only 200 students from all disciplines are selected through a competitive process to participate in this program.


  • $1750 for Students$750 at the beginning of Fall, $1000 at the end of Spring.
  • $500 for MentorIn recognition of your efforts mentoring USP students, faculty mentors will receive $500 USP faculty mentor award.


  • May not graduate before May of the following year
  • Additional eligibility requirements are determined by each college*Click the button below for more information

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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 applying to the University Scholars Program will apply directly to the department or college of their mentor. Check the college requirements of your mentor’s college to determine the requirements and deadlines you must meet. Students must submit their application and supplemental materials by the college deadline. Accepted students will be notified in March and must attend an orientation session at Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium. Click the buttons below to learn more.

Program Requirements

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Dates and Deadlines

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2022 University Scholar Profiles

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