Undergraduate Research Programs

These programs are publicized in early fall. For more information, contact the Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship (OARS) at 513-529-3600. Various program guidelines, application forms, and deadline dates are available at www.miamioh.edu/undergradresearch.

First Year Research Experience (FYRE) program provides first year students with opportunities to engage in research and to establish early contact with faculty mentors. This option requires students to: register for a 1 credit course to engage in common seminar/workshop experiences, to work 4-6 hours a week on a research project and to participate in the spring annual Undergraduate Research Forum.

Doctoral-Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (DUOS) encourages graduate and undergraduate students to collaborate on a research project under the supervision of a faculty member in a Ph.D. granting department. Any Miami undergraduate student and any post-master’s doctoral student in good standing who agrees to abide by program requirements are eligible to apply. Either student may initiate the application, but the undergraduate student will be the primary project author. The Graduate School provides funding for up to 10 grants of $700-900 per project.

Undergraduate Research Award Program provides small grants for students to do independent research or other creative endeavors in any discipline. Applications are made to the Undergraduate Research Committee via OARS. Funding for the grants comes from alumni and friends of Miami. Approximately $40,000 is available yearly for individual grants distributed twice a year. Typically, 90 to 100 grants are awarded ranging from $200 to $800 each.

Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program (USS) This nine-week summer program enables Miami undergraduates to do research or other creative activities in the summer with the supervision of an individual faculty mentor. About 100 awards are available each summer. You can apply for an award along with a faculty member as a student-mentor pair. For the student, each award includes a student fellowship, up to 6 hours of academic credit with waiver of instructional fees and tuition, and an allowance for supplies, services, and travel; the faculty mentor receives a modest allowance.

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