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On Thursday, April 19, 2018, the Office for Undergraduate Research will host the OUR Undergraduate Research Conference. The event will be held in the Marshall Student Center (Ballroom and conference rooms) and will provide a venue for undergraduate students in all disciplines to present their current research and receive feedback from research mentors and peers.

Key Dates

Presenter Application Deadline Fri. March 23, 2018 (Deadline Extended!)
Notification of Acceptance Weds. March 21, 2018
Undergraduate Research Conference Thurs. April 19, 2018

Please read the following information carefully before proceeding to the application form.

  • Compose your abstract (no more than 250 words). Review the Abstract Guide to make certain that all required information is included.
  • Review the Abstract with your research mentor, and make appropriate edits.
  • You will copy and paste the text of your abstract directly into the application form.

Your abstract will be evaluated using the rubric below. Use the rubric as a checklist when reviewing your final abstract.

  1. The introduction succinctly describes and appropriately connects the subject and context/background to the purpose of the research.
  2. The research question/hypothesis/thesis statement is clearly stated.
  3. The methods of inquiry or investigation are appropriate and succinctly identified.
  4. The results/ findings are succinctly identified.
  5. The author(s) clearly state how their work advances knowledge in the discipline, why it’s important, and/or how it can be used.
  6. This submission has high potential for peer-reviewed publication or presentation at a national conference.

Note: All submissions are final. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be permitted. Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed.

2018 Conference Sponsor: ResearchOne

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ResearchOne is a celebration of research-related activities and events that showcase the work of our researchers throughout the USF System. From its beginnings as a single week of events in the Fall of 2008, ResearchOne has expanded to promote USF research-related events and activities year-round, on all USF campuses.


Review the Abstract Guide to make certain all required information is included.

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