OURE- Program Overview
The Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experience (OURE) program has been established to:
- Expand opportunities for a more active form of learning by students
- Encourage the interaction of undergraduate students with faculty
- Expand the level of research activity on the campus
- Help recruit superior students into our graduate program
- Demonstrate that teaching and research are compatible and mutually reinforcing
Expectations of the OURE Experience
Students participating in the OURE program should experience:
- A foundational understanding of how research is conducted in their disciplines
- A greater understanding of the information resources available and how to utilize these resources
- The fundamentals of experimental design
- How to interpret research outcomes
Applications for 2013-2014 OURE projects are due no later than April 1, 2013. An original application with signatures must be submitted to the office of Undergraduate Studies at 105 Norwood Hall no later than April 1, 2013. Late applications will not be accepted.
- Group projects are allowable, but each student must complete and submit an individual application. (A maximum of 4 students per group)
- Previous OURE participants are eligible if they satisfactorily completed and submitted the report from the previous project.
OURE Application Form (2013-14) DEADLINE CLOSED
OURE Department Coordinators
2013-14 OURE Report Guidelines
Students interested in a specific project suggested by faculty or in a project of their own design should contact an OURE Department Coordinators . Projects can be started during the summer or at the start of the academic year.
Statement of Qualifications
Each participant and faculty sponsor is to discuss their project, come to an agreement, and submit a one page application form describing their project and the personnel involved. The faculty sponsor agrees to supervise the work and certifies the educational value of the proposed project.
OURE students will be awarded a stipend of $1000.00 to be offered in two payments, with the second payment upon submission of a final report approved by their research advisor.
Expendables are allowed to a $200 limit. No capital equipment funds are provided.
In the event that requests exceed available funds, proposals will be evaluated based on the student's academic accomplishments, the likelihood that the proposed project can be completed, the educational value of the proposed project, and the commitment of the faculty supervisor to the project.
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.
Each funded project must provide a final report (in the style of a journal manuscript, when appropriate) no less than 5 pages in length, single spaced.
OURE Report Guidelines
Reports must be approved by your research advisor and they must submit them electronically by 04/01/14 to email@example.com with the following file names.
- Report - Last name-first initial-OURE-2014
Example Report Title: Miner-J-OURE-2014
- Reflections - Last name-first initial-Reflections-2014
Example Reflections Title: Miner-J-Reflections-2014
Grade Point Average
A cumulative grade point of 2.50 is required to participate in this program.