Our Fellows

Smathers Library Undergraduate Fellows

The Undergraduate Library Fellows (now the Smathers Undergraduate Internship Program) are occasional fellowships awarded to all UF Undergraduates on topics proposed by a faculty mentor. Fellows work with a mentor on an individual research project during the Fall, Spring, or Summer of their award year.

Finley Simons (’23)

The History of Trans Literature

Follow Finley’s project on our Blog

Browse Finley’s digital project, “The Hidden Histories of Trans Literature”, on the Rare Books website.

University Scholars

University Scholars work with the curators in Special Collections on their own yearlong research projects- they publish and present their work at the end of the Spring semester. Learn more about the program on the Center for Undergraduate Research’s webpage.


Dalia Dooley, Undergraduate Scholar in Special Collections 2023-2024

Dalia Dooley (’25)


Follow Dalia’s project on our Blog.

Women in War Propaganda: The US Office of War Information during World War II

Discovery Fellows

Discovery fellows work widely across our collections to develop research or creative projects – visit our blog to see the work of our previous cohorts. Fellows receive a $500 award for their work, and work to develop an area of interest into a question or topic through blog posts and presentations.

Spring 2024
Photo of Discovery Fellow Aron Ali-McClory

Aron Ali-McClory (’25)

Cal Yeomans Undergraduate Discovery Fellow

Follow Aron’s project on our Blog

A. Bones (“Bones”) (’27)

Joseph and Rebecca White Undergraduate Discovery Fellow

Follow Bones’s project on our Blog

Ziad El-Rady (’25)

Cal Yeomans Undergraduate Discovery Fellow

Follow Ziad’s project on our Blog

Gregory Nobleza (’27)

Joseph and Rebecca White Undergraduate Discovery Fellow

Follow Gregory’s project on our Blog

Photo of Gregory Nobleza, Undergraduate Discovery Fellow

Past Fellows

This page lives in the moment, but you can always find where and who we’ve been by looking at our growing number of past fellows.

Click here to see our past fellows and their projects.