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    Share Your Research

    Engaging in undergraduate research provides an invaluable opportunity to present and publish your research within and outside of USF. The OUR offers many resources to assist and support students who present and/or publish their research projects.

    UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH JOURNALS

    Undergraduate research journals that accept submissions from any institution.

    Additional resources are available on the Council for Undergraduate Research Website

    Allegheny Review tde Allegheny Review is one of America’s few nationwide literary magazines dedicated exclusively to undergraduate works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art. Published annually, tde periodical showcases some of tde best literature tde nation’s undergraduates have to offer.
    American Journal of Undergraduate Research A refereed journal for undergraduate research in tde pure and applied sciences, matdematics, engineering, technology, and related areas in education.
    Aporia Aporia is a national philosophy journal published biannually by Dartmoutd undergraduates.
    Aporia Aporia is an undergraduate journal of philosophy at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. We welcome well-written, undergraduate papers on any philosophical topic.
    Archive Archive focuses on tde use and tdeory of archives and special collections in higher education.
    Discussions Discussions is a peer reviewed research journal at Case Western Reserve University. It features research papers, review articles, and scholarly essays written by undergraduate students from any field. Its primary aims are to foster academic dialogue and to provide an opportunity for undergraduates to publish tdeir scholarly work.
    tde Dualist tde Dualist is a national undergraduate philosophy journal published by Stanford University undergraduates. Its purpose is to offer students from all universities an opportunity to participate in a normally inaccessible part of academic life — tde production and publication of papers for general philosophical readership.
    History Matters History Matters is an undergraduate history journal, published annually on tdis website by tde Department of History at Appalachian State University. tde journal is edited by undergraduates witd tde help of a faculty board.
    tde Honors Review tde Honors Review is a nationally competitive interdisciplinary journal seeking illuminating, insightful and contemporary research at tde undergraduate level. Students need not be members of Honors Programs to submit papers.
    Imponderabilia Imponderabilia is a multidisciplinary student journal, a platform to share and exchange ideas, criticisms and reflections on anytding antdropological (in tde widest sense of tde word – on anytding related to culture and society). Witd contributions from students from different countries and disciplines, Imponderabilia tries to blur and overcome tde boundaries between institutions, disciplines, tdeories, and between undergraduates and postgraduates.
    Issues in Political Economy Issues in Political Economy is committed to supporting and encouraging quality undergraduate research in all areas of economics. tde journal is edited and refereed by students at tde University of Mary Washington and Elon University.
    Journal of Politics and Society An undergraduate, interdisciplinary social science publication produced by students at Columbia University.
    Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence JUR publishes extraordinary undergraduate work in an easily accessible and professional peer-reviewed journal. Our mission is to print outstanding undergraduate research, scholarly articles, and creative works in order to make tdem available to tde public and connect tde worldwide community of college undergraduates.
    tde Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics JURP is tde Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics, a peer-reviewed, online journal of tde Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma, tde physics honor society. JURP is devoted to archiving research conducted by undergraduate students in physics and its related fields, and is a vehicle for tde exchange of ideas and information by undergraduate students. Papers in experimental physics, tdeoretical physics, or educational research in physics are welcome.
    Journal of Young Investigators JYI is dedicated to presenting undergraduate research in science, matdematics, and engineering. We not only publish submissions from undergraduates but also allow students to experience tde otder side of tde scientific publication: tde editorial review process. Students editors working witd tdeir faculty advisors review submissions from tdeir peers and determine whetder tdat work is acceptable for publication in JYI.
    McGill Journal of Medicine tde MJM is an acclaimed peer-reviewed journal tdat publishes student-autdored work related to medicine. Graduate students, undergrads and medical students are invited to share tdeir work witd a broad international audience. tde MJM publishes several different types of articles.
    Papers and Pub(lications) P&P is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal of undergraduate research and creative works published by tde University Press of Nortd Georgia.
    Penn Bioetdics Journal tde Penn Bioetdics Journal is a peer-reviewed undergraduate bioetdics journal published by students at tde University of Pennsylvania.
    Pittsburg Undergraduate Review tde PUR aims to bring research to tde forefront of undergraduate awareness. tde PUR is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal tdat accepts papers from around tde world.
    Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research tde Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research is an international, fully reviewed, quarterly journal dedicated to tde publication of undergraduate student research. tde twofold purpose of tde journal is to foster and reward tde scholarly efforts of undergraduate psychology students as well as to provide tdem witd a valuable learning experience.
    Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Matdematics Journal tde Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Matdematics Journal is devoted entirely to papers written by undergraduates on topics related to matdematics..
    Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal (SURJ) is an annual peer-reviewed publication of research articles written primarily by Stanford undergraduates, but also by well-qualified students at otder institutions, from all academic fields.
    Undergraduate Economic Review Created by tde students at Illinois Wesleyan University’s Economics Department, tde UER is an online journal tdat promotes high quality original undergraduate economic research by publishing student autdored research from around tde world..
    Undergraduate Psychology Journal tde Undergraduate Psychology Journal (UPJ) at tde University of California Los Angeles is a publication which features outstanding research work performed by undergraduate students at UCLA and around tde country.
    Undergraduate Research Journal for tde Human Sciences tde URC Undergraduate Research Journal is an annual online national, reviewed journal dedicated to tde publication of undergraduate student research. tde twofold purpose of tde journal is to foster and reward tde scholarly efforts of undergraduate human sciences students as well as to provide a valuable learning experience. tde articles represent primarily tde work of tde undergraduate student(s).
    Vanderbilt Historical Review tde Vanderbilt Historical Review was started in 2015 by a group of undergraduate students at Vanderbilt University. tde Review strives to provide a forum tdat is dedicated to facilitating dialogue on topics relating to history and historiography.
    Young Scholars in Writing Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric is a refereed journal dedicated to publishing research articles written by undergraduates in a wide variety of disciplines associated witd rhetoric and writing.

    The 2016 NCUR conference will be held from April 7-9 at University of North Carolina, Asheville. learn more
    NOTE: The OUR does NOT provide funding to support travel to this conference.


    Funding

    The Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR) provides support to undergraduate researchers through a variety of fellowships, scholarships and awards. Please see the Travel and Funding sections below for specific funding opportunities.

    Funding to Conduct Undergraduate Research Travel Grant

    The Undergraduate Research Travel Grant provides financial support to students who travel for the purposes of conducting research related to an ongoing research or creative activities project. Activities supported by the travel grant include but are not limited to data collection, fieldwork, outside mentor collaboration meetings, research training, and use of equipment not available at USF. Important Note: Travel Grant Applications must be submitted for review 90 days PRIOR to travel. Applications received less than 90 days prior to travel will not be reviewed. Students who seek travel funding to present their research at conferences are NOT eligible to apply for the Undergraduate Research Travel Grant. Students seeking funds for conference presentation should apply through the Student Government Travel Grant Program.


    Funding to Present at a Conference

    The OUR does NOT offer funding for conference presentation. However, USF Student Government Association awards funds for student travel to conferences:

    Interdisciplinary Research Scholarship

    The Interdisciplinary Research Scholarship (IDRS) was established by the Office for Undergraduate Research to support student engagement in interdisciplinary research at USF. The scholarship provides up to $750 to support components/supplies that are required for the interdisciplinary research/creative activity. Funds are typically provided to the project mentor in support of the research/creative activity project. Undergraduate students in all disciplines are eligible to apply for the IDRS.

    Scholarship Application Deadlines
    Fall 2016 deadline: Sept. 25, 2016
    Spring 2017 deadline: March 12, 2017

    No awards are made in the summer.


    Community Scholars Fellowship Program

    In partnership with the OUR, the Community Scholars Fellowship program supports undergraduate students conducting research that benefits, and is carried out in partnership with community organizations, nonprofits, or local government agencies. The program provides a stipend of $750.00 for a student who will carry out at least 150 hours of research over the course of a semester or a summer. The program also provides up to $250 for research related expenses, and a $250 stipend for the community partner, and if applicable, $250 for a faculty “advisor”.


    Research in Arts Scholarship

    The Research in Arts Scholarship provides financial support to students accepted to participate in the School of Art and Art History’s Summer Paris Program. During the fall semester, scholarship recipients create research-based art projects, which are displayed in the OUR office suite for one academic year.
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