Applications for two undergrad research programs due October 13

Origami version of a men's collared shirt, made with a $1 bill.

Undergraduate Research Award (URA) — applications for Spring 2015 projects due October 13

For over three decades, the Miami University Senate has sponsored the URA to provide Miami undergraduates with a faculty-mentored experience in developing grant applications. These partnerships are meant to encourage discovery and stimulate creative activity.  Typical awards range from $150 to $500, but individual projects of exceptional merit or projects involving student teams may be funded up to $1,000. Each individual or team project must be endorsed by a sponsor who certifies that the project is worth doing, has educational value to the student(s) and can be accomplished in the proposed time frame. The aim and result of specific projects supported by the program may be modest as long as the work can reasonably be interpreted as research or a creative endeavor.

Students may submit individual projects or team projects. Each individual student project or team project must be endorsed by a sponsor who certifies that the project is worth doing, has educational value to the student(s) and can be accomplished in the proposed time frame.

Full program guidelines and application instructions are available here.

The Howe Writing Center will lead a workshop on developing applications for the Undergraduate Research Award program at 5:00pm on Tuesday, September 30, in the Office of Research for Undergraduates (ORU) Advanced Inquiry Space (AIS) in King Library.

 

Doctoral-Undergraduate Opportunity Scholarships (DUOS) — applications due October 13

The DUOS program aims to heighten the synergy between graduate and undergraduate research at Miami University. The undergraduate student and graduate student will work together on a research project under the supervision of a faculty member in a Ph.D.-granting department. Either the undergraduate or graduate student may initiate the application, but the undergraduate student is to have primary authorship of the project.

The DUOS Program is open to any undergraduate student and any post-master’s doctoral student in good standing who agree to abide by program requirements. The selection committee MAY provide funding for up to 11 awards which will be announced via email in late early December. Each project may receive up to $1,000 total. Awardees must budget 75% of funds to be used in direct support of the research project. The remaining 25% of the funds may be used for dissemination of research results (i.e., publication costs or for conference attendance). The award amount includes $100 per awardee for participation in the required mentor/mentee training.

Full program guidelines and application instructions are available here.

Photo of ORU by Miami University Photo Services.  Dollar shirt origami photo by Leonid Domnister via Flickr, used under Creative Commons license.

 

 

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