University Scholars Program Application

Application Deadline: Monday, February 22, 2021, as an email attachment to

Eligibility and Selection Of Scholars For The 2021-2022 Academic Year

Undergraduate students from any college who wish to conduct research with a faculty member in the College of Design, Construction and Planning are eligible to compete for this award although preference is given to students in the college. Students should complete the University Scholars’ Program Application (link above) and submit to the email address above.

We anticipate a total of 7 awards will be given to students with DCP faculty mentors. Each award is a $1750 student stipend for the supervised research, disbursed in two payments (Sept and May). The faculty mentor will also receive $500 that can be used for travel or other research-related needs.

Selection Process

DCP Deans will choose the student research projects from all applications submitted based on the following criteria: sound background and justification, clear objective(s), and sound methodology and approach. Students and faculty mentors will be notified of their selection approximately 4 weeks after the application deadline.

Expectations during the Scholarship Program

Successful applicants MUST attend a mandatory meeting of the University Scholars Program on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Times and location to be announced.

Students must be in good standing to receive the second payment, defined as adequate progress on the project determined by the faculty mentor, completion of all required documentation, and good academic standing. Students are required to submit a final report for publication in The Journal of Undergraduate Research or another journal. Students must present their results at a University-wide symposium held in Spring 2022. Faculty mentors are expected to attend.

For more information please refer to the University Scholars Program website (

General questions should be directed to:

Abdol R. Chini, Associate Dean
College of Design, Construction and Planning
331 Architecture Building
P.O. Box 115701
University of Florida Gainesville, Florida 32611-5701

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