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Florida Undergraduate Research Conference 

Abstract Deadline: January 15th, 2016

ORNL Challenge Program

Application Deadline: January 15th, 2016

Florida Undergraduate Research Conference 

Registration Deadline: January 15th, 2016

Latest News

School of Communication and Multimedia Studies Colloquium

The FAU School of Communication and Multimedia Studies is hosting several colloquia throughout the semester. Speakers include Dr. Gerald Sim and  Olympia Kiriakou, a Ph.D. candidate from Kings College London. For more information, click here.

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Volunteer to be a Judge at Annual Symposia

Megan Davies at the Summer Retreat

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI), the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science have unified their efforts to recruit faculty judges for our annual symposia.  We would like to ask your assistance to serve as a judge at one or all of the events. If you are willing to serve as a judge, please complete the interest form located here.  Thank you in advance for your support of the Research and Inquiry initiatives here at FAU.  

Email ouri@fau.edu for more information on how to:

  • Volunteer to review Undergraduate Research Grants
  • Volunteer to review Undergraduate Research Journal Manuscripts 
  • Join an OURI Advisory Committee

Faculty Recognition

Faculty mentors play an integral role in the Undergraduate Research and Inquiry experience. This mentorship allows for the growth and development of young researchers to become successful in their respective areas.  In order to recognize the efforts of the amazing faculty who expand the undergraduate research initiative OURI hosts an annual "Faculty Recognition Event" early spring to celebrate their contributions. 

Professional Development  

Distinction through Discovery Faculty Opportunities: Spring 2016


  • Mentoring Undergraduate Students in Research and Inquiry:   February 17th, 2016.

Have you thought about mentoring an undergraduate student in research and inquiry? Are you not sure where to start? Well this professional development activity is for you! The purpose of this 1-hour activity is to assist faculty in engaging and mentoring undergraduate students in research and inquiry. Models for mentoring will be introduced and discussion will include ways to recruit students and the challenges faced in mentoring. Last, best practices will be shared using exemplars from successful mentors. This interactive discussion will be held on Wednesday February 17, 2016 from 2.15 – 3.15 p.m. in EE 303 (Deans Conference Room Engineering). Videoconferencing will be available to Jupiter and Davie. Please RSVP here.


  • Resources to Support your Grant Writing Efforts: February 24th, 2016.

Come join us for an interactive panel session where representatives from the Division of Research,  Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry, Writing across the Curriculum program, University Libraries, Mentoring Project, and Graduate College team up to share how each of our programs can support faculty and graduate students in applying for grants. This session will be held on Wednesday February 24th, from 12.00- 1.00 p.m. Location will be AD 305, the Board of Trustees conference room. Videoconferencing will be available to Jupiter SR 275 and Davie LA 148. Please RSVP here.


  • Designating your Course as Research Intensive:   March 28th, 2016.

Are you teaching an undergraduate course where students generate a tangible outcome recognizable as the product of research and inquiry, including the opportunity for students to communicate the design, method and results of the inquiry? Come meet the Undergraduate Research Curriculum Committee, URCC and hear about a new opportunity to have your course designated as research intensive (RI). The process for applying for RI designation will be discussed as well as the potential benefits for students and faculty. This informative session will be held on Monday March 28th, 2016 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Location TBD. Videoconferencing will be available to Jupiter and Davie.


Lower Division Course Initiatives

Faculty and staff teaching in the Freshman Learning Communities and Living Learning Communities program are encouraged to integrate research and inquiry components through the common SLS 1502 course, as well as through University Honors Program SLS 1501. For further information please contact us.

Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR)  

Obtain a FREE membership to the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) by logging into myfau.fau.edu.  Click on the "Faculty" or "Staff" tab (based on your status), and follow the instructions to apply for membership.

Increase The Awareness

Encourage your students to participate in the following:

Submit your Undergraduate Students' Success

OURI wants to hear about your successes!  Has your student published an original work?  Have they presented at a conference, symposium, or exhibition?  Send OURI the students name and contact information, a few sentences about the success, faculty mentor name and contact, as well as a picture of the student.  Successes are included in the weekly announcements. 

Submit An Undergraduate Research Opportunity 

Each week OURI sends out an announcement to the mailing list with upcoming opportunities such as ways for undergraduates to get funded, attend presentations, conferences and workshops, events, and much more.  Faculty interested in submitting an undergraduate research opportunity, please email requests to ouri@fau.edu and include the following information:

  • Name and email of faculty mentor 
  • Name and email of graduate student (if appropriate) 
  • Project title 
  • Project description (2-3 line description of what the student will be doing) 
  • Start date and anticipated end date of project 
  • Student expectations/qualifications: e.g. course work prerequisites, instrumentation skills, time commitment. 
  • Deadline for applicants 
  • Application details: what you want from the student, e.g. CV, research experience, etc. 
  • web link or flyer with additional information (if available)

Please note: undergraduate students engaged in research projects may require additional research compliance training and certification.  For further information please visit the Division of Research website.  Additional research compliance information can be found here.

Previous announcements can be seen here.

Funding Opportunities 

All faculty funding opportunities can be seen on the funding page, including the Curriculum Grants Program, SURF, and more!

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