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Funding Opportunities and Research


For further funding opportunities, please visit the USF Financial Aid Office or USF Scholarships Office


The Research In Science Education (RISE) Summer Internship Program

Research In Science Education (RISE) summer internship program provides five internships available each summer for science majors between their freshman and sophomore years, or sophomore and junior years. The internship provides a $5,000 stipend over an 8-week period.

Student benefits of RISE are:

  • Gaining experience directly connected to course work, science education research, and teaching practices.
  • Pairing with faculty and graduate student mentors.
  • Develop and apply educational, human-subject, and qualitative research skills.
  • Share experiences at an undergraduate research symposium, and research colloquium.



Science Teaching Accelerated Masters Program (STAMP)

Science Teaching Accelerated Masters Program (STAMP)

Benefits for biology majors:

  • Earn Bachelor’s in Biology and Master’s degree in Teaching and a Florida Teaching Certification in a total of 5 years.
  • Experience personal, academic and professional growth as students work, learn and collaborate with fellow cohort members.
  • Receive support, mentorship and networking through interaction with faculty, staff and previous STAMP graduates.
  • Receive financial assistance while learning a profession that allows students to combine interests and expertise in rewarding settings.

Twelve (12) STAMP scholars per year are eligible for the scholarship. The NSF Robert Noyce scholarships provides $20,000 over a two-year period to students as they complete both an undergraduate science degree in science and a Master’s of Arts in Teaching (MAT).

Visit the website http://bit.ly/STAMP-USF or contact Dr. Luanna Prevost or Dr. Allan Feldman to learn more about these programs.

Luanna Prevost

Assistant Professor

Department of Integrative Biology
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave, SCA 110
Tampa, FL 33620<

Phone: (813) 974-7836
Email: prevost@usf.edu