Undergraduate Research Award Program

URA Application Two Deadlines for Academic Year 2022-23
For over four decades, the Miami University Senate has sponsored Undergraduate Research Award Program to provide Miami Undergraduates an opportunity to develop a grant application requesting funding to support a faculty-mentored undergraduate research experience.These partnerships encourage discovery, creative activity and/or novel, inquiry-based activity.

Review the URA Program Guidelines carefully for application preparation and submission details. Assemble URA document pages in required order and create a single pdf file.

Submission Instructions

Open the URA Application Submission Formstack Link Enter data in the form, upload your application packet as a single pdf file. You will get a confirmation notice your file was submitted.

Round 1 Oct 17, 2022  deadline to apply for funding to conduct a project in Winter 2023/ Spring 2023

  • After consulting with their sponsor, the students should submit their revised proposal as described in the Guidelines.
  • Students and mentors will be notified via email of the Undergraduate Award Committee’s funding decision during exam week 2022.
  • Final abstract (brief project report) submission due 04/24/2023
  • Request a no-cost extension of time to complete the research by 04/10/2023

Round 2 March 6, 2023 deadline to apply for funding to conduct a project in Summer 2023/Fall 2023

  • After consulting with their faculty mentor, the student(s) should submit the final proposal as described in the Guidelines.
  • Students and mentors will be emailed as to the committee's funding decision in late-April 2023
  • Final abstract (brief project report) submission due by 11/28/2023
  • To Request a no-cost extension of time to complete the research project, the primary student researcher must submit a brief progress report by 11/14/2023

Students may submit an individual project or team project

Each individual student project or team project must be endorsed by a faculty sponsor (tenured, tenure-track, or TCPL faculty are eligible to serve as sponsors) who certifies that the project is worth doing, has educational value to the student(s) and can be accomplished in the proposed time frame. Graduate students may be part of the mentoring team along with the faculty sponsor. Applications may be made for support of a research project that is also being conducted for academic credit. The maximum award is $1,000 pending available funds with typical awards range from $150 to $500. The purpose of these funds is to foster and support research and creative activity from and to provide students with a hands-on opportunity to engage in the research process /creative activity from conception to proposal to results.