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ORU Mission

  • Raising awareness of the value of undergraduate research
  • 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

Explore Student Researcher videos from College of Arts and Science

Chemistry Learning All the Techniques

Humanities Research - Putting It All into Context

Psychology Research a Common Thread

Biology Research - Regenerating Retina Cells

Program Deadlines and Events

Monday, March 2, 2020 by 5:00 pm Undergraduate Research Application Deadline 
URA 2019-20 Round 2 Application Submission Form

About the URA (Undergraduate Research Award) 

Purpose of the URA award program is to foster and support research and creative activity from all disciplines and to provide students with a hands-on opportunity to engage in the research process /creative activity -- from conception to proposal to results.  URA 2019-20 Program Guidelines. For over three decades, the Miami University Senate has sponsored the URA to provide Miami Undergraduates a faculty-mentored experience in developing grant applications. These partnerships encourage discovery, creative activity and/or novel, inquiry-based activity. Typical awards range from $150 to $500, but individual projects of exceptional merit or projects involving student teams 1 may be funded up to $1,000. Request the URA application from via email to  undergradresearch@Miamioh.edu.


Friday, March 6, 2020 UR Forum 2020 Presenter Registration Deadline
Undergraduate Research Forum Wednesday April 22, 2020 

UR 2020 Forum Presenter Registration Form

Miami's signature celebration of faculty-student scholarly collaborations Undergraduate Research Forum 2020 is free and welcomes the public and Miami community members. A showcase of faculty-mentored student research, scholarly and creative activities by Miami Undergraduates. Come drop in to any interactive-poster session or an oral presentation session to hear from undergraduates about the joy found in their exploration of knowledge through research. Event Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm. Location: Shriver Center 701 E. Spring St., Oxford OH 45056.  Miami's Office of Research for Undergraduates (ORU) is proud to host this university-wide event.