Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences

Applications are OPEN for the 2020-2021 OURE Program and are due no later than May 1, 2020

you will need to sign in with your "umsystem" credentials
you must have your research advisors permission to submit an application
there are 5 sections in this form - if needed, you will be able to update your information after submission




OURE Program Overview - The OURE program has been established to expand opportunities for a more active form of learning by students.  To encourage the interaction of undergraduate students with faculty .  To expand the level of research activity on campus.  To be able to demonstrate that teaching and research are compatible and mutually reinforcing.  In the hopes to help recruit superior students into our graduate program. 

Expectations of the OURE Experience - Students participating in the OURE program should experience a foundational understanding of how research is conducted in their disciplines and to have a greater understanding of the information resources available and how to utilize these resources.  How to interprt research outcomes and learn the fundamentals of exerimental design.  

An original application with signatures must be submitted to Dedie Wilson

  • 207 Norwood Hall, 320 West 12th Street no later than May 1
  • Late applications will not be accepted

Group projects are allowable

  • Each student must complete and submit an individual application
  • Maximum of 4 students per group

Previous OURE participants are eligible

  • If they satisfactorily completed previous project
  • Approved final report & reflections was submitted

Interested Students

  • ‌Should contact an OURE Departmental Coordinator
  • Projects start at the beginning of Fall Semester each Academic Year
  • Projects end at the conclusion of Spring Semester each Academic Year

Statement of Qualifications - Each participant and faculty sponsor is to:

  • Discuss their project
  • Come to an agreement
  • A cumulative grade point of 2.50 is required to participate in this program
  • Student must be a full time student with a least 12 credit hours per semester
  • Submit the completed application
      ~Due May 1
  • The faculty sponsor agrees
      ~To supervise the work
      ~Certifies the educational value of the proposed project

Budget - OURE Students

  • Will be awarded a scholarship of $500.00
      ~Payments will be offered in two installments 
      ~1st payment will be in December
         --- Upon research advisor confirmation of working 
      ~2nd payment in May upon submission of the final report & reflections due April 1 
         --- Approved by their research advisor
  • Money for supplies will NOT be provided by OURE Program

Note for International Students Regarding OURE Payments:
Generally, a foreign person is subject to U.S. tax on its U.S. source income.  Most types of U.S. source income received by a foreign person are subject to U.S. tax of 30%.  A reduced rate, including exemption, may apply if there is a tax treaty between the foreign person's country of residence and the United States.  The tax is generally withheld (NRA withholding) from the payment made to the foreign person.  The term NRA withholding is used in this area descriptively to refer to withholding required under sections 1441, 1442, and 1443 of the Internal Revenue Code.  Generally, NRA withholding describes the withholding regime that requires 30% withholding on a payment of U.S. source income and the filing of Form 1042 and related Form 1042-S.  Payments to all foreign persons, including nonresident alien individuals, foreign entities and governments, may be subject to NRA withholding.

Arts and Humanities 2019-2020
Engineering, Sciences and Social Sciences 2019-2020

Each funded project must provide a final report and Reflection:

  • Report
      ~In the style of a journal manuscript, when appropriate
      ~No less than 5 pages in length
      ~Single spaced
  • Reflection
      ~Short description  - Example Reflection
  • Final Reports & Reflections must be submitted to your research advisor
  • Reserarch Advisor must submit approved final reports & reflections
  • Research Advisor must submit electronically by May 11
      ~Submit to Dedie at byfieldr@mst.edu
    ~Report - Last name, first initial, oure report, year
    Example Report Title: MinerJ.OureReport.2019-20
    ~Reflections - Last name, first initial, oure reflection, year 
    Example Reflections Title: MinerJ.OureReflection.2019-20