Undergraduate Summer Scholars

Undergraduate Summer Scholars
Undergraduate Summer Scholars
 Undergraduate Summer Scholars
Undergraduate Summer Scholars
Undergraduate Summer Scholars
 Undergraduate Summer Scholars

About the Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program

The USS program's primary goals center on student-centered learning through mentored research. This 9-week summer program aligns with Miami's focus on offering “active, engaged educational experiences for our undergraduates”. Eligible students are responsible for finding an eligible1 mentor, co-creating the independent research project, and submitting a completed USS application to the administrative unit/department of the mentor.  Visit the USS Program Guidelines page for detailed information.

Changes to the 2021 Undergraduate Summer Scholars (USS) Program

  • The application deadline has been moved to February 26, 2021. Students will be notified by the first week of April, about their selection to the program.
  • Due to budget constraints, project funds have been reduced to $200. Additionally, there will be no professional development funds for mentors. 
  • To promote access and inclusion, TCPL faculty or staff with academic unit affiliations can serve as mentors, as long as they meet departmental guidelines.
  • A series of professional development workshops are being planned for undergraduate researchers and their mentors.
  • In your application, include a [DEI] statement about how the proposed research, scholarship, or creative activity, or how your participation in the USS program, addresses Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. [A DEI statement will ideally address multiple facets of how your values and experiences advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in your work. It is customary to write the statement in first person. The mentor/student jointly craft this statement.] Details in the USS application instructions.
  • In an effort to promote undergraduate research projects within the constraints of the COVID pandemic, students and mentors are encouraged to utilize existing datasets for USS projects.
  • What remains the same: Successful applicants will receive a fellowship award of $2,600, as well as a tuition-only waiver to conduct a 6 credit hour mentored research project under USS course designation 340U.

 

Contact Us About USS

Martha Weber 
Coordinator of Undergraduate Research
Suite 122 King Library
513-529-2455
undergradresearch@miamioh.edu