Questions & Answers
I am an undergraduate student who is interested in applying to dental school. What opportunities exist for me to do research in the College of Dentistry?
Mechanisms that support student research in the College of Dentistry:
- Undergraduate students may seek employment or volunteer research activity with one of many research mentors in the college. Depending on the research experience of the student applicant, a small hourly wage maybe offered by a faculty mentor. If the student applicant has no research experience, it is unlikely that any financial support will be offered during this training period.
- Undergraduate students not yet in their senior year may apply for the UF University Scholars award. The College of Dentistry can only award two per year.
Which graduate Ph.D. programs are available in the College of Dentistry?
Ph.D. programs are open to students who have taken the GRE and received a score of 1000 or higher and achieved a strong academic record in the field of undergraduate instruction. Currently, we offer graduate education and research training in the general areas of biomaterials, biomimetics, tissue engineering, molecular microbiology, and immunology.
Can a student apply for a research grant through the College of Dentistry?
Technically, only full time faculty are eligible to receive awards for state, federal or corporate sponsors. However, graduate students can participate in a grant preparation process, which can lead to a research grant award to the student’s graduate faculty mentor. The grant may provide a graduate student stipend, tuition and fees, and supplies for research.
What opportunities are there for incoming undergraduate students to participate in research at the College of Dentistry?
The colleges sponsors the 10-week Summer Research Program for students who have been accepted but not yet enrolled in dental school.