College of Journalism and Communications - USP Applications

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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 and academic centers 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. 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


Students apply to the University Scholars Program through the college of their mentor. Students with research projects that have an AI component are encouraged to apply through the AI Scholars application portal. UF Online students are encouraged to apply through the UF Online application portal.  

AI Scholars

Online Students

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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Program Requirements

University Scholars are expected to commit 8-10 hours per week on the research project and should enroll for research credit in the department of their mentor for each semester of the program.