Publication and Presentation Opportunities

Presenting Your Research

Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE)

SURE is a poster-based forum for UCF undergraduates to present their research and creative projects to the broader university community. Undergraduates from all disciplines are encouraged to present current or recently completed academic projects, showcasing the diversity of topics, approaches, and interests at UCF.

Presentation Awards: Travel to Conferences and Exhibitions

The Office of Undergraduate Research provides funding to students who are accepted to national and international conferences, with support from the Burnett Honors College. Students who are primary and secondary authors on the conference papers, posters, presentations, or panels, are eligible for up to $400 for national conferences or up to $500 for international travel. Students should secure funding from the Student Government Association’s Conference, Registration, and Travel Committee before submitting their travel award application. Please note: all applications should be in at least 4 weeks before the conference.

If you are the only undergraduate attending this conference, please submit an Individual Travel Award.

Individual Travel Award Form 

If there are multiple undergraduate researchers (who are each the first author on a conference submission) attending a conference, please work together to complete a Group Travel Award.

Group Travel Award Form 

Before beginning this form, please make sure that you have the following information for all undergraduate group members: name, email, UCFID, presentation title, expected graduation date, as well as their faculty mentor name, department, and email.

Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC)

FURC is an annual, multidisciplinary conference open to all undergraduate researchers to present their research in a poster forum. Every year, the conference will be hosted at a different university in the state. In addition to research presentations, there are also exhibitors from graduate programs and other opportunities to expand your research resume. Registration and travel costs for student accepted to this conference  can be covered by the FURC Travel Award.

Apply to FURC                                         FURC Travel Award 

National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

NCUR promotes undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education. Through this three-day annual conference, NCUR celebrates and promotes undergraduate student achievement, provides models of exemplary research and scholarship. NCUR provides access to the conference to under-represented students and assists in the development of networks and support structures among those students.

Publishing Your Research

Undergraduate Research Journal (URJ)

The URJ solicits contributions from undergraduate students in all disciplines. Submissions are double-blind reviewed by faculty members—a process that provides students with a first look at the process of converting research and creative projects into publishable scholarly work. Journal articles are cataloged through EBSCO, which makes the research available to library databases.

Honors in the Major (HIM)

The Honors in the Major undergraduate thesis program guides students through the process of researching, writing, and defending a research thesis in their major. These theses are then published online through the UCF Library. View published HIM theses here.