This grant is sponsored by The Burnett Honors College’s Office of Research and Community Engagement and is open to all UCF freshmen and sophomores who meet the following eligibility requirements at the time of application:

  • One completed semester at UCF and at least four semesters remaining prior to graduation at the time this application is submitted.
  • 3.200 UCF GPA
  • Sponsorship from a UCF faculty mentor
  • Have not previously received a grant through the Burnett Research Scholars program.

The purpose of the Burnett Research Scholars grant is to foster undergraduate research across the curriculum at UCF. In order to ensure equitable distribution of funding across departments and programs, we will accept proposals from the following tracks:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Business Administration
  • Communication and Journalism
  • Community-based
  • Education and Human Performance
  • Health and Public Affairs
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

Each faculty-student mentored project will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Originality and depth of project; amount of research completed/breadth of research
  • Feasibility of project objectives within the next year
  • Social and educational impact of the project; significance of the project in furthering the student’s research skills and abilities
  • A letter of recommendation from the student’s research mentor

If awarded the Burnett Research Scholars grant students must fulfill the following requirements during his or her grant funded semester. Failure to meet any of the below requirements will result in the revocation or repayment of the student’s portion of the Burnett Research Scholars grant:

  1. Beginning Summer 2017 (Spring awardees) or Fall 2017 (Summer 2017) : Enroll in 0 (zero) to 3 (three) hours of independent research credit. These appear as 3905, 4906, or 4912 in the UCF course catalog. Course substitutions for independent study are not accepted.
  2. Complete two research progress reports that will be signed by the faculty mentor and submitted to the Director of the Office of Research and Community Engagement. The progress report templates and due dates will be provided by the Office of Research and Community Engagement.
  3. Submit a completed research report as well as an introspective report to the Director of the Office of Research and Community Engagement by the last day of classes.
  4. Present a poster of the Burnett Research Scholars funded project at the annual UCF Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE) Spring 2018.
  5. Submit a manuscript of the Burnett Research Scholars funded project to the UCF Undergraduate Research Journal (or other relevant academic journal) for peer- reviewed publication.

Spring 2017 report deadline: TBA

Summer (c-term) 2017 report deadline: TBA