Undergraduate
Research

What type of researcher are you?

Prospective Researchers

Get Involved in Undergraduate Research

Current Researcher

Make the Most of Your Experience

Faculty Researchers

Find and support student researchers

UCF Undergraduate Research by the Numbers

Researchers

47%

of undergraduate researchers continue their education

Mentors

586

Faculty Mentors

Showcase

456

Student posters accepted to the campus showcase

Funding

580

Students with research funding

Featured Program

OUR Student Research Grants

The Office of Undergraduate Research provides funding to undergraduate researchers to support their research and creative projects. Grants are funded in two categories:

  • On-Campus Research Costs: Funding for materials, equipment, etc. not available on UCF’s campus. Individuals qualify for up to $750, and groups of undergraduate researchers qualify for up to $1,250.
  • Off-Campus Research Costs: Funding for travel costs associated with conducting research. Individual traveling to conduct research are eligible for up to $1250 to support cost of travel (i.e. flights, hotel stays). Groups of students traveling are eligible for up to $2500 in funds.

Applications Due: October 25th

Peer Advising Hours

OUR Peer Mentors are available for drop-in hours at the following times*: 
Monday: 9 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. 
Tuesday: 9 – 11 a.m. 
Thursday: 9 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. 

They are also available for thirty minute appointments on:

Tuesday: 1 – 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 3 – 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

*Appointments are required during finals and University breaks.

DURA_Adil_Riahi

Congratulations to the September Distinguished Undergraduate Researcher, Adil Riahi

Adil works with Dr. Shawn Putnam in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His most recent research is titled, "Optimizing a Concentrated Solar Power Plant." What Adil enjoys most about his research is that he can "foster the use of sustainable energy to preserve the environmentCongratulations Adil on being this month's DURA Winner!

Upcoming Workshops and Deadlines

Are you interested in learning more about research? Not sure where to start or how to navigate all the programs available? This workshop will discuss how to expand your academic experience through undergraduate research. No RSVP required. All workshops are…
Need to write a literature review as an undergraduate? Learn about the purpose and structure of a literature review in academic research. At this workshop. you will also learn how to get started writing your own literature review. 
**THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD IN DPAC 455** Are you interested in learning more about research? Not sure where to start or how to navigate all the programs available? This workshop will discuss how to expand your academic experience through…