Application Deadline: February 15, 2013
Eligibility and Selection of Scholars for the 2013-14 Academic Year
Undergraduate students from any college who wish to conduct research with a faculty member in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (this includes the School of Forest Resources and Conservation and School of Natural Resources and Environment) are eligible to compete for this award although preference is given to students in the college. Students should complete the University Scholars’ Program Application (link above) and submit to the Dean's office.
We anticipate a total of 20 awards will be given to students with CALS faculty mentors. A CALS student who wishes to work with a faculty member in a college outside of CALS, MUST apply in the college of the faculty and not in CALS. Each award is a $1750 student stipend for the supervised research, disbursed in two payments (Sept and May). The faculty mentor will also receive $500 that can be used for travel or other research-related needs.
The College Honors Coordinators will choose the student research projects from all applications submitted based on the following criteria: sound background and justification, clear objective(s), and sound methodology and approach. Students and faculty mentors will be notified of their selection approximately 4 weeks after the application deadline.
Expectations during Scholarship Program
Students are encouraged to register for undergraduate research during at least one of the semesters within the award period. Students must be in good standing receive the second payment, defined as adequate progress on the project determined by the faculty mentor, completion of all required documentation, and good academic standing. Students must submit a final typed report of the project to their mentor. Students are required to submit a final report for publication in The Journal of Undergraduate Research or another journal. The report can serve as an Undergraduate Honors Thesis to fulfill requirments for magna and summa cum laude Honors at UF.
Students must present their results at a University-wide symposium. Faculty mentors are expected to attend if their mentee's work is selected. Students will be selected for the University symposium based on an evaluation of their effectiveness in presenting and understanding their overall research project and goals achieved.
Applications and general questions should be directed to:
Dr. Al Wysocki, Associate Dean
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
2002 McCarty Hall D