Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) 

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What we are

The Office of Undergraduate Research provides services and support to all undergraduates, all majors, and all departments. We specialize in creating opportunities for undergraduates to work one-on-one with faculty members at UNF, conducting research, publishing research, presenting at professional conferences, and more. 


Some benefits of undergraduate research include: 

  • Increase understanding of how knowledge is created
  • Preparation for graduate school, professional school, and the work force
  • Clarify career goals
  • Sharpen critical thinking skills



What we do







Finding Faculty Mentors

Undergraduate researchers work one-on-one with a faculty member, often called their faculty mentor, for multiple semesters. This faculty mentor guides them in the research process, writing process, presentation process, and more. Finding a faculty mentor can be a challenge. In our office, we work directly with each student and give our advice, opinions, and guidance so that the student can chose the perfect mentor. 


Conference Grants

OUR offers conference grants for students traveling to regional, national, and international conferences to present research conducted at UNF. Click here for more information about our Conference Grants. 


Research Grants

OUR offers research grants that supports both faculty and students. These funds can be used for supplies, data collection, and other items directly related to their research project. Click here for more information about our Research Grants. 


Professional Conferences

Our office provides opportunities for students to participate in university wide, state wide, regional, national, and international conferences. 


Every April, the Office of Undergraduate Research hosts SOARS (Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research and Scholarship). SOARS is a university wide interdisciplinary conference open to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and members of the Jacksonville community. Click here for more information about SOARS. 


Every Spring, a Florida university hosts the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC). FURC is an interdisciplinary conference that allows undergraduate students to participate in poster presentations, professional development seminars, and more. Click here for more information about FURC. 

Research Opportunities

Our office provides instruction for students to research at UNF and at other universities. Click here to learn more about research opportunities. 


Poster Printing

OUR offers poster printing services to undergraduates at an extremely discounted rate. Off-campus printing can cost upwards of $60-$100, but  poster printing at OUR costs around $20. Posters are printed in our office and are available within 5 business days. Click here to learn more about our poster printing services.


Professional Development

The staff in OUR are dedicated in helping students foster successful relationships with faculty members at UNF, create professional posters, prepare for professional conferences, get accepted into graduate school, and be successful in graduate school/professional settings. Click here for a list of our workshops to help with your professional development.