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ORU Mission

  • Raise awareness of the value of undergraduate research
  • Encourage undergraduates to embrace a desire to engage in research and creative projects
  • Promote synergistic & interdisciplinary pursuits
  • Recognize the role of research centers and research support entities across campus
  • Showcase undergraduate research, experiential learning, and creative works on Miami's campus and beyond. 

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Undergraduate Summer Scholars 2022 Program for Miami University sophomores and juniors

Friday Feb 25 [5:00p] Student Application Deadline. The USS program's primary goals center on student-centered learning through mentored research. This 9-week summer program aligns with Miami's focus on offering “active, engaged educational experiences for our undergraduates”. Eligible students are responsible for finding an eligible1 mentor, co-creating the independent research project, and submitting a completed USS application to the administrative unit/department of the mentor. 

USS 2022 Guidelines and Application Instructions

Interested students and mentors are invited to attend a Zoom Q&A Session to chat with ORU Coordinator, Martha Weber. Registration required. Meeting start time: 3:30pm

Jan 25Jan 27, Feb 2, Feb 3

Undergraduate Research Award Program (URA) - Monday 03/07/2022 [by 5:00pm]

Undergraduate Research Award Program 2021-22 Guidelines 

Interested in learning more... you are invited to attend a Zoom Q&A Session to chat with ORU Coordinator, Martha Weber. Registration Required [3:30p start time] Feb 7Feb 8Feb 15,  Feb 16

The URA Program provides Miami undergraduates a faculty-mentored experience in developing grant applications. These partnerships encourage discovery, creative activity and/or novel, inquiry-based activity. All full time Miami undergraduates in good standing are eligible to apply.  Students are responsible for finding a Miami faculty mentor to co-create and oversee the conduct of the research project. Student and mentor(s) will jointly prepare the application according to required document formatting and labeling of proposal sections, heading and section page limits.

New this year, graduate students are eligible to assist mentoring the project. Email to request the URA Application Form.

Miami University's 28th Annual Research Forum (Virtual Event) Save the Date, Wednesday, April 20, 2022

UR (virtual) Forum 2022 Presenter Registration will open February 1 and end March 7, 2022. 
The Office of Research for Undergraduates invites everyone to celebrate the accomplishments of our undergraduate students and of their faculty and graduate student mentors. We expect over 400 researchers to share stories their learning and insights through these investigative journeys. Every current Miami undergraduate is eligible to register a presentation. 

UR 21 Forum Website currently showcases both the 2020 and 2021 presentations via descriptions and “gallery walks” of PowerPoint images. The site navigation includes a robust search feature by research topic/ student major, all participants names, keywords, STEM, etc. #MiamiOH_UGRforum2021

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Looking for External Summer 2022 Undergraduate Research Experiences?

Start your search now! Read more about How To Apply Colleges, universities and associations that offer these 10-week summer programs which may include (a stipend, housing, travel). Program application deadlines are typically very early February and most will require a faculty recommendation letter. 

Students are encouraged to Connect with the Miami Center for Career Exploration and Success to find additional internship opportunities through the Handshake tool. 

ORU encourages and supports undergraduate explorations and engagement in research and creative projects. All Miami students are invited to learn more about getting involved. Through our efforts, we hope to increase participation in undergraduate research and raise awareness of the opportunities at Miami University.  Explore College of Education Experiential Learning opportunities.   Discover How College of Arts and Science Students Get Involved

All research must comply with Miami University Safe Return to Research Policy Requirements