Publication and Presentation Opportunities

Presenting Your Research

Student Scholar Symposium

The symposium is a poster-based forum for UCF undergraduate and graduate students to present their research and creative projects to the broader university community. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to present current or recently completed academic projects, showcasing the diversity of topics, approaches, and interests at UCF.

Off-Campus Conference Funding

Virtual Conference Registration Support

Under $100:

UCF Student Government is providing support for students  to attend virtual conferences. Students are eligible for individual allocations of $100, and UCF RSOs may apply for allocations up to $1000. Applications can be submitted through KnightConnect (Forms > Search “CRT). Email sga_crt@ucf.edu with questions.

More than $100?

Complete the OUR Conference Presentation Travel Award application.

IMPORTANT: These funds are disbursed to UCF departments, so we recommend that all students applying for these funds first speak to their faculty mentors and the departmental travel coordinator to learn about the travel process in the department.

Travel to an In-Person Conference or Meeting

Students traveling to present their work at an in-person meeting may apply for up to $500.

This includes registration fee, lodging costs, flight tickets, or rental car/mileage reimbursement for personal vehicles. Other eligible costs include up to $40 in poster printing costs, per diem for meals (in keeping with UCF travel policy) or ground transportation (such as taxi fare or bus passes). 

Students must first seek an allocation from the SGA Conference, Registration and Travel committee. 

IMPORTANT: These funds are disbursed to UCF departments, so we recommend that all students applying for these funds first speak to their faculty mentors and the departmental travel coordinator to learn about the travel process in the department.

Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC)

FURC is an annual, multidisciplinary conference open to all undergraduate researchers to present their research in a poster forum. Every year, the conference will be hosted at a different university in the state. In addition to research presentations, there are also exhibitors from graduate programs and other opportunities to expand your research resume. Registration and travel costs for student accepted to this conference can be covered by the FURC Travel Award. This year’s FURC will take place at the University of Central Florida, February 18-19, 2022.  Deadline to apply for the 2022 FURC Registration Award is January 26, 2022.

Students who are awarded the 2022 FURC Registration Award must apply to present at the UCF Student Scholar Symposium.

NOTE: presenters may receive both the FURC Travel Award and the regular Presentation Travel Award within the same fiscal year.

Posters at the Capitol

The Florida Undergraduate Research Association (FURA) hosts an annual advocacy event for undergraduate research in the Florida state capitol building. Students from all disciplines, who have previous poster presentation experience, a passion for undergraduate research’s opportunities, and an interest in advocacy are welcome to apply to serve as one of UCF’s representatives at this event.

The 2022 event will be held on January 19th and 20th in Tallahassee, FL. Applications are due October 18th, and questions can be directed to our@ucf.edu.

Publishing Your Research

The Pegasus Review: UCF Undergraduate Research Journal (URJ)

The URJ solicits contributions from undergraduate students in all disciplines. Submissions are double-blind reviewed by faculty members—a process that provides students with a first look at the process of converting research and creative projects into publishable scholarly work. Journal articles are cataloged through EBSCO, which makes the research available to library databases.

Honors Undergraduate Thesis (HUT)

The Honors in the Major undergraduate thesis program guides students through the process of researching, writing, and defending a research thesis in their major. These theses are then published online through the UCF Library. View published HIM theses here.