The Graham Civic Scholars program empowers University of Florida undergraduates to conduct county-level research, interview governmental and non-governmental officials, compile reports and publicly share their findings. Student researchers are also given the opportunity to author a policy paper and/or senior thesis on the issue investigated during the course of the spring semester. To date, the center has commissioned students from nearly every academic major — representing each college at UF — to conduct research on issues of critical importance to Florida and its sixty-seven counties. Previous topics have included: emergency preparedness; families and homelessness; water supply; mental health services; aging public infrastructure; food insecurity; and access to voting.
Appplications for Spring 2019 are now CLOSED.
Spring 2019 Issue Topic: Affordable Housing in Florida
2019 Information Guide: Download HERE
View policy papers and cumulative reports from the Civic Scholars research projects here.