Best Research Paper
The University Scholars Program, in conjunction with the Office of the Provost and the William and Grace Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication, holds a competition for the best written research articles in the University Scholars Program. Four awards, totaling $1,000, will recognize the two best qualitative and two best quantitative research articles. Awards will be announced during a ceremony before the University Scholars Symposium on March 25, 2011.
Per the JUR submission guidelines, papers should be between 1500 and 4000 words, including references. There is no limit on the number of charts and graphs in a paper. Papers should conform to the manuscript and documentation format appropriate to the student's discipline (APA, IEEE, MLA, CBE, Chicago, etc.), including the labeling and construction of figures and tables.
Papers should follow the general format of the papers published in the Journal of Undergraduate Research at http://www.clas.ufl.edu/jur. Papers must be submitted electronically to Dr. Creed Greer by February 4. All articles submitted to the Journal of Undergraduate Research by February 4 -- including both published articles and articles under review -- will also be eligible for the awards. If you wish to have your article considered for the contest but not published, please indicate that when you submit your paper.
For information about submission to the Journal of Undergraduate Research, please contact Dr. Creed Greer.
Several of the previous participants in the University Scholars Program have gone on to earn prestigious academic awards, and to utilize the research in other ways.
Prestigious Scholarships connection:
- 2005 Goldwater winner: Edwin Homan (2004-2005 USP). 2004 Goldwater winner: David Duncan (2002-2003 USP). 2003 Goldwater winners: Anup Patel (2001-2002 USP) and Robert Abel (2003-2004 USP)
- 2004-2005 National Science Foundation grants: Robert Abel, Eric Macam, Desika Narayanan, Dean Thorsen, Davide Zori, (all University Scholars, past/present)
- 2003-2004 National Science Foundation grants: Kate Dollen, Fabian Fernandez, John Dominy, Benjamin Griffin, Michael Wasserman, Sara Gamble, Stephen Hicks, Desika Narayanan (all University Scholars, past/present)
- 2002 James Madison Fellowships (last winner for UF: 1998): two of this year's participants, Tim Tinnesz and Jocelyn Tobin
- 2004 Truman Scholarship Max Miller (USP 2004-2005) 2002 Truman Scholarship for public service: Michael Gale (he also won the Udall scholarship for his work with the environment, and the 2004 Mitchell Scholarship)
- 2004-2005 Fulbright to Denmark: Ryan Chancey; 2002-2003 Fulbright to Australia: Bevan Watson
- Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships: Nour Kawa went to Costa Rica and J. Scott Parker went to France
Many of the UF nominees for prestigious scholarships came from USP:
- Goldwater: Benjamin Griffin (2001-2002), Anup Patel (2001-2002), Kate Dollen (2002-2003), John Crane (2002-2003)
- Rhodes: Alexandria Ricke (2002-2003 USP); Nour Kawa (2001-2002 USP)
- Marshall: Joshua Gellers (2005-2006; Marshall finalist), Alexandria Ricke (2002-2003 USP), Nick Eliopulous (2001-2002 USP); Angela Dowdell (2000-2001 USP)
- Mitchell: Angela Dowdell (2000-2001)
- Florida Leader Magazine's College Student of the Year: 2005 finalist, Megan Hoot (2004-2005 USP); 2004 winner: Anup Patel; 2002 finalist competition has 2 UF students, both University Scholars (Nour Kawa, 2001-2002 USP) and Michael Gale (finalist); Brian Dassler won the state competition 2001 (USP 2000-2001)
- Matthews Society: Leah Zissimopolous (2004-2005 USP); Brian Dassler (2001-2002 USP); Michael Gale (2002-2003 USP); David Duncan (2002-2003 USP)