Office of Research for Undergraduates

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Office of Research for Undergraduates
King Library Suite 122

Miami student researchers craft their own understanding of the value of inquiry-based learning. Every Miami program has opportunities for students to excel through research experiences. Students learn the research process involves systematic investigations to establish novel facts, solve new or existing problems, explore new creative ideas, or develop new theories. Miami students do not have to be a science major to participate in undergraduate research. Students get involved in undergraduate research in the math, engineering, business, humanities, education, fine and performing arts, and health, education and social sciences. A variety of student research stories are highlighted on departmental websites.

By participating in undergraduate research, students gain experience and skills valued by employers, graduate schools and medical schools. Miami is nationally recognized by U.S.News & World Report for its "unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching." Getting involved in research allows students to build meaningful relationships with our dedicated Miami faculty outside of the traditional classroom setting. Our model of engaged inquiry encourages critical thinking and peer-assisted learning to provide students with personal, educational, and professional growth.

Undergraduate Research Forum

Undergraduate Research Forum April 27, 2016

Since 1994 Miami University undergraduate researchers have been invited to showcase results of their creative and scholarly activities. The annual Undergraduate Research Forum is held each spring and is open to the public.  Questions about your registration to present? Email 

Student Research Poster Presentations

Research Opportunities

  • Undergraduate Research Award Program

    Undergraduate Research Awards Program (URA) is sponsored by the university senate committee on undergraduate research. The program provides an opportunity for all enrolled full-time undergraduates on all campuses to participate in world of research and scholarly projects. Round 2 Awards to conduct fall 2016 research projects were announced via email on April 29, 2016.

    URA Round 1 Fall application deadline will be mid October 2016. Undergraduates are invited apply for funding to conduct a mentored research project in winter term or in spring 2017. Apply 

  • HawksNest - Crowdfunding to the Power of M

    HawksNest is a crowdfunding site that allows alumni, family, and friends of the university to directly support the research and scholarship of Miami University students, faculty, and staff.

    Learn more about Hawks Nest

  • Undergraduate Presentation Award

    Undergraduate Presentation Award (UPA) provides a small stipend to students invited to present the results of their independent research or creative activities at a professional conference.

  • First Year Research Experience (FYRE)

    First Year Research Experience (FYRE) program offers students a choice of tracks to begin undergraduate research early in their Miami career.

  • Undergraduate Summer Scholars

    Undergraduate Summer Scholars (USS) is a program of individual faculty mentorship for Miami University sophomores and juniors. The USS program enables Miami undergraduate students to conduct research or other creative scholarly activities in close collaboration with a faculty mentor. Students are responsible for seeking a faculty member to mentor the project, or a faculty member can suggest a project to a student. Read the guidelines carefully and contact the ORU

    USS 2016 Program application deadline was January 29, 2016.

    In October 2016, Miami's Office of Undergraduate Research will announce the deadline for the USS 2017 program.  Apply 

  • Doctoral-Undergraduate Opportunities for Scholarship

    Doctoral-Undergraduate Opportunities for Scholarship (DUOS) an initiative to heighten the synergy between graduate and undergraduate programs.

    DUOS next application deadline is October 17, 2016. Apply