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The Office of Research for Undergraduates
encourages and supports undergraduate explorations and engagement in research and creative projects in all disciplines. Through our efforts, we hope to increase participation in undergraduate research and raise awareness of the opportunities at Miami University.
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November 2022 ORU Newsletter
(USS) Undergraduate Summer Scholarship Program 2023 Call for Applications
Feb 24, 2023, Student Application Deadline   USS Program 2023 Guidelines
A total of 100 USS Research Fellowships are available for summer 2023.  Selected students must carry out the mentored research project during Summer Term dates (May 16 - Aug 4, 2023).
Request the USS application as an MS Word file via email to

Miami University's Office of Research for Undergraduates facilitates USS with the primary goals focused 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. Department chairs and program directors will determine the review process for USS applications to ensure eligibility of the undergraduate student, faculty/staff mentor(s) and proposed research project. Responsibility for a successful program will rest with the student scholar, the mentor(s) and the primary mentor's administrative unit (departments and programs).
USS Program Application Preparation & Submission (SEE Section III, USS 2023 Program Guidelines)
The individual student is responsible for finding an eligible mentor. The student and the faculty member(s) who agree to mentor the project) will collaborate to design the independent research project and to write the USS proposal. The student is responsible to email the completed USS application to the department chair or program director of the student's USS mentor by the deadline.

(USS) Program Funding Supplements Announcement
One of Miami Teacher Scholars Program Initiatives is the Undergraduate Summer Scholar (USS) Supplements is providing additional funding that will be available in FY23, 24, and 25. 

* The USS student fellowship will be increased by a 600$ supplement bringing the amount to $3,200. Student recipients will report on the USS experience through mechanisms such as presentations within the annual Undergraduate Research Forum or similar venue. 

* Faculty project mentor(s) may check a box on the USS application Page 1 to request up to $600 for a combination of supply funding and faculty professional development. Faculty will include written budget justification and a line-item budget as Page 5 of the USS application pdf submission. Note: This is separate from the budget justification for 200$ that has been available for student projects through the Office of Research for Undergraduates.
SOURCE (Student Organization for Undergraduate Research & Career Exploration) 
Wed Nov 16, 2022  King Library AIS Room 134  [7:00-8pm]  & via Zoom
International & Study Away Research Opportunities Workshop
Attend this SOURCE event to learn how to apply to research opportunities off campusl  We will  talk about a variety programs and review tips for writing a standout application.
SOURCE community of Miami students has a passion for undergraduate research across all majors. SOURCE is a place for students with any level of experience to come together and learn from each other, make connections, and share their ideas. Whether you have an interest in doing research but haven't yet joined a project or you have been participating in research for several semesters you are invited to connect with SOURCE.
  • Assists in streamlining the process for students to get involved in undergraduate research on campus.
  • Invites you to chat with our current members about Lab Positions, Research Presentations, Fulbright Scholarships, Summer Internships and more! Executive leadership positions available! 
  • Educates members about career opportunities by offering networking events.
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Wed April 19, 2023, Miami's 29th Annual Undergraduate Research Forum
Returns to an in-person display of research posters during 3 poster sessions throughout the day in the Shriver Center John Dolibois Rooms, Oxford Ohio. Save the date for this signature celebration of inquiry, creativity, and knowledge creation. This celebration builds on a rich tradition of showcasing scholarly and creative works conducted by our undergraduate students, under the guidance of dedicated mentors. 
Learn more about these collaborative faculty-student research projects. Explore the 2022 UR Forum Website Use the search icon in the site’s navigation menu to find projects by specific students, faculty, and graduate advisors.   
External Summer 2023 Paid Undergraduate Research Experiences 
Connect with your Miami Career Center Advisor to search via the Handshake Platform
Search the database of 600+ summer research programs for undergraduates in all STEM disciplines. These are all fully funded opportunities including programs sponsored by NSF, NASA, NIH, etc.  Start your search in November, typically, application deadlines are in early January and February. 

Or, investigate opportunities through associations such as 
AAMC’s (Association of American Medical Colleges)
 Undergraduate Research Programs
American Psychological Association
Miami University Institutional Memberships cover your costs to join these professional organizations.
All Miami University faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students) are invited to take advantage of these membership benefits and professional development opportunities.
Ohio Academy of Sciences (OAS)
Miami University recently joined The Ohio Academy of Science as an Institutional Member. Because of this, you are now able to join the Academy at no cost. You must use your organization’s email when completing your Membership Registration, so the Academy can verify that you qualify as part of Miami’s membership.

How to join The Ohio Academy of Science
1. Go to
2. Begin your registration by clicking on “Click here to Register as a New Member”
3. Under the Individual Membership plan select either Professional or College Student
4. Use and pay for the membership with the discount code: MIAMI
5. Complete each part of the Membership Registration
6. Under Billing Option, please select Bill Me (pay by check). The discount code you entered will be applied to your membership and the bill will show a zero balance.
7. Complete the form and click submit.

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HOW TO JOIN CUR Open the CUR page  Navigate to the very TOP menu.  Click Join. Next, click on the "Activate My Enhanced Member Benefits".  Fill in the form. Council on Undergraduate Research publications and outreach activities are designed to share successful models and strategies for establishing, nurturing, and institutionalizing undergraduate research programs. Faculty, staff, administrators, students, and colleagues from all types of academic institutions and organizations form the dynamic CUR membership.  

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