Burnett Research Scholars Application Procedure

This grant is sponsored by The Burnett Honors College’s Office of Research and Community Engagement and is open to all UCF freshmen and sophomores who meet the following eligibility requirements at the time of application:

  • One completed semester at UCF and at least four semesters remaining prior to graduation at the time this application is submitted.
  • 3.200 UCF GPA
  • Sponsorship from a UCF faculty mentor
  • Have not previously received a grant through the Burnett Research Scholars program.

For consideration of funding, a completed application packet must be submitted to the application link by the semester deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Burnett Research Scholars Grant Deadline & Procedures - Summer 2017

Due Monday, May 18, 2017 no later than 5:00 p.m.

Complete the Application Packet: Burnett Research Scholars - Summer 2017 Application (found in sidebar below Program Requirements)

Submit completed packet to application link: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/BRSSP2017/Submission/Index


The Burnett Research Scholars grant application packet should include the following:

1) Proposal application cover page should be completed by the student applying for the funding and signed by both student and faculty mentor. 

2) A research proposal detailing the following information:

a. Project Description: Clearly explain the purpose and objectives of your project. Include relevant literature, research question/ hypotheses, and significance/potential impact of your proposed research to your discipline.

b. Methodology: Clearly describe how you plan to accomplish your project. Be as specific as possible. If you are conducting scientific research, you may want to include descriptions of your sample population, instruments and procedures. If you are working on a literary project, make sure the investigative approach or comparison you intend is part of a clearly focused discussion. In other creative projects, assess the modalities you will employ to achieve your desired goals.

c. Time Schedule and Budget: Provide a specific timetable for implementing the various steps of your project. Your timetable should illustrate the feasibility of your project for the coming semesters or year.  Also discuss the anticipated expenses of the project and how the funds will be used.

d. Student Background: Identify past/future academic experiences that have enabled or will enable you to accomplish this project. You may include a discussion of how your faculty mentor will assist you in accomplishing this project. Consider this section an opportunity to inform the review committee of your interest and ability to carry out the proposed project.

e. Statement of Importance to Student: Explain why this project is important to you and what role it plays in your personal, academic and/or professional development. Also detail what research skills you hope to gain from this experience.

The Burnett Research Scholars grant proposal should be completed by the student with his/her faculty mentor. Your research proposal must be no more than 15 pages in length with an accompanying source list (figures and charts, if applicable, and the source list are not factored into the page count). All pages must be double-spaced and use a 12-point standard font.

3) Faculty Mentor Recommendation Form completed by the student's faculty mentor for this project.

4) Mentor-Mentee Agreement form.

Students should complete the proposal application cover page and include it with his or her research proposal and faculty mentor recommendation letter.