For more than two decades, Rollins has offered undergraduates the opportunity to work alongside faculty in conducting high-level scholarly research that is typically only available to graduate students. Participants in the Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Program allows students to learn data analysis, research protocols, and technical skills in a hands-on, personalized learning environment that is indistinguishable from the real thing because it is the real thing. Many students go on to present their findings at conferences or see their work published in academic journals or books. The program is a true collaboration between student and teacher, and it’s just another way that Rollins is taking mentorship to a whole new level.
This is no mere school project—this is real, original research conducted by you. How real? Nearly 20 percent of projects go on to be published, and that number is rising each year. All selected projects receive full funding—including student housing for eight weeks during the summer and a generous stipend to offset cost of living, The College also pays for students to attend conferences to present their findings.
If our already small class sizes still feel too big, this is a great opportunity to get one-on-one experience with your favorite professor in a true peer-to-peer environment. Many of our students forge lifetime connections that serve to jump-start their professional network of peers.
Whether you plan to roll right into your career after graduation or attend graduate school, having research experience at the undergraduate level on your resume gives you a competitive advantage in the market. Seventy percent of participants go on to attend grad school, citing hands-on experience as a major motivator to excel at the highest level.
Our students are partners in progress
Engaging in original scholarship and research is foundational to solving real-world problems. Learn more about the opportunities available through Rollins’ Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program.
May 04, 2023
Thanks to acoustical research they conducted alongside physics professor Whitney Coyle, Makayle Kellison ’25 and Maggie Kuffskie ’25 played a role in the historic launch of the Artemis I rocket.
September 09, 2022
From field studies to internships to world-class research, Tars share their proudest moments from summer 2022.
May 27, 2022
Francisco Wang ’22 grabbed every opportunity at Rollins to excel—from exploring a cornucopia of subjects to forging relationships that will last a lifetime.
May 12, 2022
From discovering the origins of centuries-old paint samples to curating exhibitions at the Rollins Museum of Art, the College provided Isaac Gorres ’21 the freedom to combine interests in art and science.
September 28, 2021
Each summer, Rollins’ Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program pairs enterprising students with expert faculty to tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges. Explore a few of this year’s standout projects.
May 03, 2021
At Rollins, Damian Clarke ’19 forged bonds and developed skills that supported his ambitions both on and off the field.