Undergraduate Research Award Program

URA Application Two Deadlines for Academic Year 2021-22
For over four decades, the Miami University Senate has sponsored the URA Program to provide 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 are eligible to apply.  

Review the URA Program 2021-22 Guidelines carefully for application preparation and submission details.

Round 1 Oct 18, 2021  deadline to apply for funding to conduct a project in Winter 2022/ Spring 2022
  • 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 in late-November 2021
  • Final abstract (brief project report) submission due 04/22/2022
  • Request a no-cost extension of time to complete the research by 04/15/2022
Round 2 March 7, 2022 deadline to apply for funding to conduct a project in Summer 2022/ Fall 2022
  • 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 committee's funding decision in late-April 2022
  • Final abstract (brief project report) submission due by 11/28/2022
  • Request a no-cost extension of time to complete the research by 11/16/2022

Students may submit an individual project or team1 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 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.