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.

Conference Presentation Travel Awards

OUR provides funding to students who are accepted to virtual national and international conferences, with support from the Burnett Honors College. Up to two undergraduate student authors on any one conference paper, poster, presentation, or panel are eligible for up to for virtual conference registration fee support.

See the two options below for registration fee support to present your research at virtual conferences.

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.

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. 

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.

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

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

NCUR promotes undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education. Through this three-day annual conference, NCUR celebrates and promotes undergraduate student achievement, provides models of exemplary research and scholarship. NCUR provides access to the conference to under-represented students and assists in the development of networks and support structures among those students.

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.