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The Student Undergraduate Research Council (SURC) is pleased to announce the Distinguished Undergraduate Researcher Award (DURA). This award recognizes outstanding academic research by undergraduates at the University of Central Florida.


Distinguished Undergraduate Researcher Award recipients receive:
  • A $250 scholarship to recognize their efforts (contingent upon SGA funding)
  • A certificate and an Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) padfolio
  • Recognition on the OUR website and in the Student Scholar Symposium program
  • Acknowledgment of their award in the monthly OUR electronic newsletter


  • Have at least one complete semester of research experience
  • Be in good Academic Standing
  • Are not a current or previous member of the Student Undergraduate Research Council

Check out the Office of Undergraduate Research for more information. Application Deadline: Friday, April 7, 2023