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102 Roudebush Hall • Phone: 513-529-3600• Fax: 513-529-3762

Undergraduate Presentation Awards (UPA)

Undergraduate Presentation 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.

UPA GUIDELINES
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APPLICATION FORM
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Eligibility Any Miami undergraduate student whose work has been accepted for presentation at a conference 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 (first) author.

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 weberme@miamioh.edu
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.

Submit Applications and Direct Questions to:

Martha E. Weber, Undergraduate Research Coordinator
weberme@miamioh.edu
Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship (OARS)
102 Roudebush Hall
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056 Voice: 513-529-3600, FAX: 513-529-3762 Back to top