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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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September 2022 Newsletter

Interested in Applying to the Undergraduate Research Award (URA) Program? Register for an Info Session Mon Oct 3  or Tues Oct 4 [5:00-5:45pm].  Email to request the URA 2022-23 Application Form as an MS Word file or to schedule an individual virtual appointment.

Oct 17, 2022 URA (Undergraduate Research Award) Application Deadline 

Miami Undergraduates are offered the opportunity to develop a grant application requesting funding to support a semester-long faculty-mentored undergraduate research experience. These partnerships encourage discovery, creative activity and/or novel, inquiry-based activity. Students must find a Miami faculty member willing to mentor an independent research project for spring semester. Read the URA Program Guidelines for application preparation and submission details. 

Oct 17, 2022 DUOS (Doctoral Undergraduate Opportunity for Scholarship) Deadline

Doctoral Undergraduate Opportunity for Scholarship (DUOS) program bridges the gap between graduate and undergraduate research at Miami University. The undergraduate student and graduate student pair will work together on a research project under the supervision of a faculty member in a Ph.D. granting department. DUOS is open to any undergraduate student and any post-master’s doctoral student in good standing who agree to abide by program requirements.  Email to request the DUOS 2022-23 Application Form in MS Word file.

Pathways to Research in the Humanities Oct 26, 2022

Humanities Center helps undergraduates get started with independent research. Path to Research sessions cover the nature of humanities research; benefits for career and graduate school; how to get started and be successful; how to win funding for your project; and how to take advantage of numerous Humanities Center programs (including workshops, fellowships, and apprenticeships) to support you in your research journey.

UR 23 Forum Save the Date Wed April 19, 2023

Miami University 29th Annual Undergraduate Research Forum will be in-person. This celebration builds on a rich tradition of showcasing scholarly and creative works conducted by our undergraduate students, under the guidance of dedicated mentors. Explore the UR Forum Website to learn more about these collaborative faculty-student research projects (individual or team). Use the search icon in the site’s navigation menu to find projects by specific students, faculty, and graduate advisors.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Humanities Center student research opportunities that stimulate faculty-student collaboration [Undergraduate Methods Workshop, the Geoffrion Undergraduate Fellows Program, and the Humanities Labs]. These programs aim not only to cultivate advanced student learning but also to educate students about faculty research projects by fostering student contributions. Pathways to Humanities Research Wed Oct 26 from 5-6 p.m. Bachelor 337.

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

Voices - Student Researchers

Graduating senior conducts research in Pseudoscience and Ghost Tours in Mansfield, Ohio

Erin Lindberg started at Miami as an English Education major, but she found that it was an anthropology class that gained her true passion. After officially changing her major, she developed her area of interest as a lifelong fan of spooky stories through her class project, “The Creepiest Thing That Has Ever Happened to You.”