Research Fellowships


Discovery Fellowships
in Special Collections

Application Deadline: 11/30/2020 for Spring 2021

Initiated through the generosity of Joseph and Rebecca White, Discovery Fellowships will provide students them with the assistance and mentoring necessary to bring new life to the collections through their research or creative projects. Over the course of a semester, Discovery Fellows will work with the curators of Special & Area Studies collections to identify and explore materials in the collections at UF. Fellows will will have the opportunity to share their project with the university community through presentation, exhibition, or other means, and their work will be featured on the Storied Books project. They will receive a $500 stipend at the completion of their fellowship.

Full time undergraduate students, regardless of experience or major, are eligible to become Discovery Fellows, and special consideration will be given to applicants in the early years of their study.

Prospective fellows will be asked to submit:

  1. A resume or CV
  2. A short statement (around 500 words) describing their areas of interest, how they hope to benefit from the experience. Ideas of specific collection materials or areas of interest are helpful, but not required.

Applications should be emailed to Neil Weijer, Curator of Rare Books by midnight on Monday, November 30th, 2020.

Applicants are encouraged to speak with the curator about their interests and ideas prior to submitting their application. More information about the collections will be made available here and on the Special & Area Studies Collections webpages.

Please contact Neil Weijer, Curator of Rare Books, for more information.

University Scholarships in Special Collections

Application Date: TBD for the 2021-22 Academic Year

The University Scholarships offered by the Center for Undergraduate Research are competitive fellowships open to students of all disciplines. Fellows undertake a yearlong, hands-on research project under the supervision of library and faculty mentors, resulting in a publication and the presentation of their research

Fellows receive a $1750 stipend upon completion of their fellowship. Applicants for the 2021-22 Academic Year must not graduate prior to May 2022.

More information about the University Scholarships is available on the Center for Undergraduate Research’s website.

View last year’s fellowship announcement.