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Office of Research for Undergraduates

We encourage new students and current students to embrace a desire to engage in research. We are proud to champion the vision, marketing, and coordination of research by undergraduates at Miami with research-active faculty and staff. We focus on sustaining current levels of participation in research and creative efforts, increasing the overall quality of undergraduate research at Miami as evidenced through publications, grants, and fellowships, and on broadening participation to students and faculty in all disciplines.

Research Opportunities and Resources

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Doctoral Undergraduate Opportunity Scholarship

Each undergraduate student will be paired with a graduate student to work together on a research project under the supervision of a faculty member in a Ph.D. granting department.

Application Deadline:
Monday, October 14, 2024

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First Year Research Experience

The First Year Research Experience aims to jumpstart student involvement in research and inquiry at the very start of their college experience, establishing meaningful relationships with Miami faculty, graduate students, and their peers outside of the traditional classroom setting.

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Undergraduate Research Award

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.

  • Mon, Oct 21, 2024 Fall Application Deadline
  • Mon, March 03, 2025 Spring Application Deadline  
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Undergraduate Research Forum

Miami's Undergraduate Research Forum is a celebration of collaborative learning built on a rich tradition, of showcasing scholarly and creative works conducted by our undergraduate students, under the guidance of dedicated mentors (faculty, staff, and graduate students).

Save the Date! UR Forum 2025 will be held on Friday, April 25, 2025 in the Shriver Center on the Miami University Oxford Campus.

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Undergraduate Summer Scholars

The Undergraduate Summer Scholars program focuses on student-centered learning through mentored research during a 9-week summer program offering active, engaged educational experiences for undergraduate students.

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Miami University strongly encourages everyone (faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students) to learn about CUR membership benefits and professional development opportunities.

Annual Undergraduate Research Forum

Join us on April 26, 2024, for this showcase of research and creative activity conducted by our undergraduate students under the guidance of faculty and graduate student mentors.

The UR 2024 Forum event includes an in-person display of research posters during 3 poster sessions and ten-minute talks sessions throughout the day. Open to the public.

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NEW Event this Year: 4-minute (En)Lightning Talks: 10.45am-11.40am Heritage Room

In celebration of the 30th Undergraduate Research Forum, there will be a Lightning Talk Session in the Heritage room just before lunch. Presentations will describe projects in layperson terms, using very simple language. Submit a title for your talk that appeals to a broad audience. The event is open to all undergraduate researchers. We invite students to submit their entries by filling in the google form linked below

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Contact Us

Office of Research for Undergraduates
122 King Library
Oxford, OH 45056