Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship
Research and Scholarship

The Office of Graduate Student Life connects graduate students with many opportunities to not only present their research and scholarship to the UCF community but also develop competencies they will need to excel both as graduate students and future professionals.

Pathways to Success Workshops

Pathways to Success workshops are designed to provide graduate students with professional development experiences beyond the discipline and classroom. Students can gain the following research knowledge from workshops: greater awareness of academic integrity expectations, how to obtain external funding and grants, improved academic writing, better research communication and presentation skills, and much more. Please see our Workshops page for information on additional topics.

Student Scholar Symposium

The Student Scholar Symposium is a two-day, conference-style event for graduate and undergraduate students to present their research and creative scholarship to the UCF community in a poster forum.

Held each spring during Student Research Week, the Symposium is UCF’s premier student research event. For additional information, please see the Student Scholar Symposium webpage. For questions, please email [email protected].

UCF’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

Graduate research is presented in a novel and exciting way at UCF’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Doctoral and Master’s students communicate their research in just three short minutes and with only one PowerPoint slide to non-expert judges while competing to win scholarship awards.

First developed in 2008 by the University of Queensland in Australia, the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held in over 600 universities across more than 59 countries worldwide. 

For questions about this event, please email [email protected].

UCF Presentation Fellowship

Traveling to present your research? The Presentation Fellowship is a great opportunity for students who plan to present a research paper or comparable creative activity at a professional conference. This fellowship provides funding for enrolled master’s, specialist, and doctoral students to share their research at a professional meeting. Students must be the primary author and presenter.