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Graham Civic Scholars 2021

A research opportunity open to all undergraduate UF students

The Civic Scholars program of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service offers UF undergraduates an opportunity to engage in a semester of entry-level research. Participants will gain a better understanding of critical issues impacting the state of Florida.

The Spring 2021 Civic Scholars will research important public health issues in Florida and collect data on health indicators in its 67 counties. Your work will support the continued development of the Barometer Florida portal, to help the public track progress on this and other challenges facing our state.

For spring 2021, participants should be prepared to commit to approximately 5-7 events — orientation, speakers, mentor sessions — throughout the semester. Each participant will also be asked to submit a brief research report.

Upon completion of all program requirements, each student will receive a $500 stipend—and an important undergraduate research experience.

Information Session

Watch this information session from Nov. 19 for additional information.

Important Dates

Dec. 7, 2020: Applications due by midnight EST.

Dec. 14, 2020: Notifications made.

Jan. 20, 2021: *Orientation. Zoom meeting ID to be announced.

January/February/March: Lectures and work seminars.

April 21, 2021: Reports due by midnight EDT.


Upon successful completion of the program, each Civic Scholar will receive $500.

Successful completion means attending the 2021 events (excepting any absences allowed under the UF attendance policy) and completing your county report. You will not receive a check; the stipend will be distributed directly through Student Financial Affairs.  If you receive need-based financial aid or student loans, please check with the UF Office of Student Financial Affairs ( to determine the impact of this stipend on your aid package. If you receive loans, the stipend will likely be applied directly toward your repayment.

Please note that students must cover their own travel expenses if it is necessary to travel to and from their assigned county or counties. Your stipend is meant to defer any costs incurred during the program.

To Apply

Please read all the information on this page before applying.

Please apply only if you can fulfill the obligations, including interviews with identified public health officials and experts in your assigned county.

Apply Now at this Link

Download the Flyer: Civic Scholars Spring 2021


You may direct questions to Mike Waylen, the Graham Center Civic Scholars coordinator at

Previous Civics Scholars Reports

View policy papers and cumulative reports from the Civic Scholars research projects at this link.