Professional Development

Faculty Workshops
(all workshops held in Trevor Colbourn Fall, room 201)

Funding and Supporting Undergraduate Researchers: Resources and Opportunities

A survey of the different ways in which faculty and graduate student mentors can help undergraduates engage in, receive funding for, and disseminate their research

  • Tuesday, January 15, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m
  • Wednesday, February 6, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 28, 3 – 4 p.m.

Effective Mentoring in Undergraduate Research

An exploration of published undergraduate research mentoring best practices from both the faculty and student perspective

  • Thursday. January 24, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 27, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 18, 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Monday, April 22, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Research Intensive Course Designation Information Sessions

An overview of the Research Intensive (RI) course designation and the application process to have courses designated

  • Wednesday, December 12: 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 10, 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 9, 3 – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 17, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Request Undergraduate Research Activity report

These reports begin with the 2009-2010 academic year and updated annually in the Fall semester. Reports include information from activities such as directed independent research coursework and structured programs.

Email,to request a copy of your mentorship activities. Please be sure to include your UCFID (also known as EMPLID) in your request.


Undergraduate Research Council (URC)

The Undergraduate Research Council meets to discuss and promote the involvement of undergraduates in the ongoing activities of the UCF research community.  At UCF, sponsored undergraduate research takes place under the direction of a faculty mentor, offering students exposure to the research lifestyle of graduate students and professional researchers in the disciplines of the hard sciences, social sciences, humanities, and fine arts. This intensive research opportunity enhances the undergraduate academic experience at UCF and challenges students to strengthen their critical, analytical, creative, and writing skills. You can find a list of the URC members here.


Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

CUR, founded in 1978, is a multidisciplinary organization of more than 10,000 members representing more than 700 institutions. The mission of the Council on Undergraduate Research is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.