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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



Oct Deadlines: DUOS, URA, IDEA Awards - Call for Students to Submit Proposals

Oct 14 URA (Undergrad Research Award Program)

URA encourages students in any major to seek out a faculty-mentored experience in developing a research grant proposal. Aims of the research project or creative endeavour may be modest. Applications may be made for support of a research project that is also being conducted for academic credit. All full time Miami Undergraduates in good standing are eligible to apply.

Typical awards range from $150 to $500, but individual projects of exceptional merit or projects involving student teams1 may be funded up to $1,000. 

Oct 14 DUOS (Doctoral-Undergrad 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. A single graduate student can be listed as a prospective mentor on ONLY one application. Eligibility requirements for the undergraduate:  GPA >2.75  and  full time enrollment at Miami. Email Undergradresearch@Miamioh.edu to request either program application form.

Oct 21 IDEA (Inter-disciplinary Engagement Awards)

The Office of Liberal Education and the Office of Research for Undergraduates (ORU) solicit applications from teams of undergraduates to propose an interdisciplinary research project. Purpose: IDEA awards are to provide teams of students with opportunities to collaborate with faculty across disciplinary boundaries, and to intentionally apply knowledge from different fields, to address a research question. Direct Inquiries to Dr. Shelly Jarrett Bromberg at jarretam@miamioh.edu

Application Eligibility: 1 a team should be comprised of at least 2 students. 2 Application must be sponsored by at least one faculty member. 3 Students must be in good academic standing. Application Preparation Your 1-2 page application must include the following sections: > Research Question: should be supported by disciplinary citations, and the need to ask/explore this question. > Nature of the IDEA Collaboration: Include an explanation of the synergistic nature of the interdisciplinary approach/strategies. How does this team bring together expertise that is essential to addressing the problem? > Broader Significance/Applicability of the proposed project. > Budget Justification an additional page should be used to provide a budget justification. Submit completed application to miamiplan@miamioh.edu Award Funds to be used in spring 2020 to: (1) Conduct project (2) Present outcomes at “Project Roundtables” as part of the Undergraduate Research Forum in April 2020, where teams will offer information on how the project was conceived and conducted. A final report will be due no later than finals week. The report should discuss challenges, accomplishments, future directions, and suggestions for program improvement.

Oct 19 Showcase of Miami Undergrad Researchers - You Are Invited to Present!

Call for Miami Undergrads to Volunteer to Showcase Your Research or Creative Work(s) on ORU Oct 19, 2019 Family Weekend Undergrad Research Showcase King Library 10:30-noon

Event topic:  What I Did to Engage in Inquiry-based Learning [research/ creativity]

Register online by Oct 14, 2019