Undergraduate Research

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Did you know that 47% of undergraduate researchers continue their education?

The University of Central Florida offers numerous opportunities for undergraduates to pursue research in various disciplines under the direction of a faculty mentor. This intensive research opportunity enhances the academic experience and challenges students to strengthen their critical, analytical, and writing skills.

Research & Funding Opportunities

Over 600 students at UCF conduct funded undergraduate research. Click here for an overview of opportunities in research at UCF. For additional opportunities, see below:

  • Research and Mentoring Program (RAMP): Initiated in 2002, the RAMP program is designed to provide a research experience working closely with a faculty mentor for students who may be interested in pursuing graduate education. In addition, the students participate in a variety of workshops designed to increase their awareness and knowledge of graduate school education. The aim of this program is to encourage more students from those populations that are traditionally under-represented in graduate education to attend graduate school. Undergraduate students participating in this program receive financial support.
  • Office of Research & Commercialization (ORC) at UCF:  The Office of Research & Commercialization budgets $100,000 annually to match contract and grant dollars for principle investigators who hire undergraduates to assist in sponsored research.
  • Undergraduate Research Journal: The University of Central Florida Undergraduate Research Journal’s mission is to showcase articles of exemplary works from a wide range of student scholarship in all fields. Also, the mission includes sharing undergraduate student scholarship in a timely and comprehensive manner as an electronic publication. The journal seeks outstanding research submitted by undergraduate students who have been involved in faculty-mentored research projects and activities related to scholarship.