Research Opportunities

Discover research opportunities in FSU departments and colleges by talking to faculty and exploring their websites. Below is a list of other opportunities at FSU and around the US.

A recent FSU student developed a large database of student research/presentation opportunities, and it is available free to FSU students: Student Opportunity Center.

FSU Research Experiences and Internships

External Research Experiences and Internships


Sample Research Presentations

Publishing Opportunities


FSU Research Experiences and Internships

If your major or department does not appear on this list, you can still contact faculty individually to set up a research assistantship.

Other opportunities:

External Research Experiences and Internships


Please visit the Conference Travel Funding page for more opportunities.

33rd Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

April 11-13, 2019

Kennesaw State University

Abstract Deadline: December 5, 2018

Early Registration Deadline: February 22, 2019

Oral, Poster, Visual Arts, & Performing Arts Presentations


7th Annual Southeast Regional Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

November 2-3, 2018

Georgia College & State University

Oral & Poster Presentations


National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC)

Date TBD

Harvard University


Sample Research Presentations

2016 President's Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (oral presentations)

2013 President's Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (PowerPoint and poster presentations)

2010-2014 President's Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (oral presentations)

2015-2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium 


Publishing Opportunities

After working hard on an original research project you may want to consider sharing your results with the scholarly community. It may sound like a daunting task to have your work published, but the Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement is here to help!

The most relevant opportunity is the Florida State University Undergraduate Research Journal known as “The Owl.” This student-run journal provides a wonderful opportunity to showcase your work to the community. Please visit their website for details.

Provided below are links to a variety of other scholarly journals that promote undergraduate research:

African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry

Agora: Journal for Undergraduate Scholarly Papers

Aporia: A Student Journal of Philosophy

BIOS: Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society Journal

Columbia University Journal of Politics and Society

Critical Theory and Social Justice Journal of Undergraduate Research- Occidental College

Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science

Digital America


Elon Journal of Undergraduate Research in Communications

EvoS Journal: The Evolutionary Studies Consortium

Forbes & Fifth- Interdisciplinary Journal

Fordham Undergraduate Research Journal

Harvard Political Review

Impulse- The Premier Undergraduate Neuroscience Journal

International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Awards

Involve – A Journal of Mathematics

Issues in Political Economy

Journal of Cell and Animal Biology

Journal of Student Research

The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography

Journal of Undergraduate Research

Journal for Undergraduate Chemistry Research

Journal of Young Investigators (Science)

MarSci Online Journal for Undergraduate Research in Marine and Aquatic Sciences

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

Papers and Pub(lications) : A Southeastern Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research


Reviews in Undergraduate Research

RURALS: Review of Undergraduate Research in Agricultural and Life Sciences

Student Pulse

The Dualist Undergraduate Journal

The Oswald Review- English

Undergraduate Math Journal

Undergraduate Research Journal in the Human Sciences

Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric


Student Intellectual Property Policy


Florida State University is committed to providing students a learning environment that supports the dissemination of knowledge. Intellectual property, e.g., inventions and creative works, conceived by FSU students as a part of their education may have commercial value that will benefit the public, thus warranting patent or copyright protection. The purpose of this policy is to provide administrative guidance on the ownership of the intellectual property created by FSU students.


Creative Works - “Creative Works” shall include any copyrightable material, such as printed material, computer software or databases, audio and visual material, circuit diagrams, architectural and engineering drawings, lectures, musical or dramatic compositions, choreographic works, and pictorial or graphic works.

Inventions - “Inventions” shall include any discovery, process, composition of matter, article of manufacture, know-how, design, model, technological development, biological material, strain, variety, culture of any organism, or portion, modification, translation of these items, and any mark used in connection with these items.

Ownership of Intellectual Property:

Full-Time, Part-Time, and Visiting Students

Students who are not considered Florida State University employees shall retain all right, title, and interest in Creative Works and Inventions conceived or first reduced to practice without significant university support. University support shall include the use of university funds, personnel, facilities, equipment, materials, or technological information, and includes such support provided by other public or private organizations when it is arranged, administered, or controlled by the university.

Student Employees

Students who are Florida State University employees are obligated under the university policies and procedures pertaining to copyrights and patents as delineated in the 2008 Faculty Handbook: Section 6, Policies and Procedures; Patents and University-Sponsored Educational Materials. Florida State University student employees shall include, but are not limited to, Graduate Assistants, Graduate Research Assistants, Graduate Teaching Assistants, and Student Other Personnel Services (OPS) employees, including undergraduate students. Ownership of Creative Works and Inventions derived from activities directly related to a student’s employment at FSU shall belong to the university.

For questions about this policy, contact:
FSU Office of Commercialization
2010 Levy Avenue
Suite 276-C
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2743
Ph: (850) 644-8637
Fax: (850) 644-3675

Legacy Sort
Legacy Priority