Undergraduate Presentation Awards (UPA)
Awards (UPA) assist Miami
University students in presenting the
results of their independent research
or independent creative activities
at professional conferences and meetings.
The UPA program has provided support to over 300 Miami students Since 1998 with funds from the Provost's Office and
the Office for the Advancement
of Research and Scholarship.
Eligibility Any Miami undergraduate student whose work
has been accepted for presentation at
and who will be enrolled as a Miami University
undergraduate at the time of the presentation
is eligible to apply. This work is expected
to be the result of independent research
or independent creative activity
by the student conducted under the guidance
of a Miami University faculty mentor/advisor.
The faculty mentor/advisor is required
to provide a concise letter of recommendation.
If the presentation involves work done
jointly with others, this letter should
confirm that the primary contribution
to the project has been made by the student
applicant. Supporting acceptance materials
should identify the student as the primary
Application Procedure Applications will be evaluated and funding decisions made on a rolling basis. Resulting awards will be allotted on a first-come basis each semester. Before, attending the conference, the student should complete the UPA Application Form and submit it together with all the supporting materials listed below via email to: Martha E. Weber, Undergraduate Research Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
When you submit the UPA Application Form, please include the following required items so that your application can be considered.
Copy of the letter of acceptance from the conference A concise (2 page maximum) proposal summarizing the project and the conference A concise (1 page maximum) letter of recommendation from the faculty mentor/advisor. Note: Faculty member can send this brief recommendation directly to Martha Weber via email.
Awards / Payment Application for an award must be made before attending a conference. Requests may be up to 50% of the projected expenses up to a maximum of $200. Actual award amounts may be less than these limits. If an award is granted, Miami's general accounting office will disburse the funds directly to the student around the time of the conference attendance. Unfortunately, travel advances are not available from this program. Students may only receive one award per academic year.
Applications and Direct Questions
Martha E. Weber, Undergraduate Research Coordinator
Office for the Advancement
of Research and Scholarship (OARS)
102 Roudebush Hall
Oxford, OH 45056 Voice: 513-529-3600,
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