LEAD Scholars Academy

The LEAD Scholars Academy Undergraduate Research Program is designed to give current UCF students the opportunity to have a professional, hands-on, paid, career related experience. Accepted third and fourth year students will be funded up to 10 hours per week for 15 weeks during the spring semester.

This program allows students in any field of study the opportunity to learn and develop research skills that can be applied to their future careers. This program differs from most undergraduate research programs at UCF, since it lasts for one semester, and is only available to UCF faculty members. Students will also participate in relevant leadership development workshops during the spring semester.

A unique aspect of this program is the mentor relationship that is created. The faculty member will be expected to create and facilitate a mentor/mentee relationship with their matched student. Faculty and students will be matched based on the type of project available and the student’s skills, abilities, and future career goals.

If selected, there is a mandatory training session that students and faculty/staff must attend. Training times will be posted prior to the Fall deadline for applications to the program. Be sure to check the LEAD Scholars website for updates.

Questions? Contact Mike McFadden at michael.mcfadden@ucf.edu.


Note: Proposals that include significant research experience opportunities will be considered first.