Undergraduate Research Opportunities
The University of South Florida is nationally known as a research university. In that regard, USF believes that in order to attain a complete education, it is vital that students have the ability to participate in a "hands-on" fashion.
As an undergraduate student at USF, you can actively collaborate in research with our distinguished faculty or graduate students as well as through jobs and internships in one of our various departments. These opportunities are abundant throughout the university. The Undergraduate Research Portal offers a centralized source of information and opportunities for students interested in pursuing research endeavors.
TTO Internship program
The Technology Transfer Office offers a paid internship program for graduate students currently enrolled at USF, providing education and experience in technology evaluation, intellectual property protection, commercialization, and licensing. This position allows interns the opportunity to experience career alternatives outside of a traditional research lab environment. Interns will be exposed to technology transfer, business development, economic development and patent law. They will be mentored by both life science and physical science professionals, as well as business and economic development professionals.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)
REUs are available through several departments on campus. Students will be intimately involved in individual or small-team projects developed in close collaboration with faculty mentors as well as other student participants. There are summer as well as year-round REU programs, for USF students and students from other colleges and universities. Please visit Research Experiences for Undergraduates for more information.
Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs)
GRAs are awarded by departments and professors who are engaged in research projects. Research assistantships offer exciting opportunities to participate in on-going research developments at USF. See the Graduate Student Assistantships site. More information is available from individual departments and programs.
In addition to departmental teaching and research assistantships, there are many ways that a graduate student can receive financial assistance. The Office of Graduate Studies website lists many opportunities both within USF and outside of the university. For more information, see Graduate Student Fellowships and Scholarships.
External Graduate Research Funding
USF subscribes to several databases that include research funding, including the Academic Analytics database. Additional searchable funding sources are available from the Sponsored Research website. These databases have graduate and postdoctoral opportunities in all disciplines. In addition there are several other good resources:
- External Fellowships and Grants
- Scholars of Excellence
- Fulbright and International Scholarships
- Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition
- Graduate Student Applied Research Network
- Scholar Commons: Graduate Theses and Dissertations collection
- USF Library A-Z List of Info + Data Literacy Workshops