Student Science Training Program


Summer 2016 will mark the 58th consecutive year of the University of Florida Student Science Training Program (UF SSTP). More than 5100 academically talented students from around the world have completed this rigorous summer residential research program since its inception in 1959.

The UF SSTP is a seven week residential research program for selected rising juniors and seniors who are considering medicine, math, computer, science, or engineering careers. The program emphasis is research participation with a UF faculty research scientist and his or her research team.

Students engage in the ongoing research of the faculty-mentor for 30 hours each week, attend a lecture series on current research topics, and participate in a UF honors seminar class. Students enrolled in a Florida high school have the option to earn dual enrollment credit.

UF SSTP alumni have gone on to attend the University of Florida and other prestigious universities such as Harvard, Oxford, Johns Hopkins and Stanford. They have become doctors, researchers, educators, engineers, and CEO’s of their own companies.

 2016 Program Dates: June 12th – July 30th

Application Material for the 2016 UF SSTP will be available in December 2015

 Informational Materials:

General Schedule


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UF SSTP Application Materials:
How to Apply- 2016 Instructions Forthcoming
Online Application
Teacher Endorsement Form
Academic Record Form
Scholarship Application Form
UF SSTP Counselor Application Materials:
Counselor Application Requirements
On-Line Counselor Application

UF SSTP Sponsoring Partners:

Science 4 Life

Heart of Volusia

Smallwood Foundation