Undergraduate Research Center
- January 25, 2018, 4:30 PM: Spring URECA application deadline. If your project requires IRB or IACUC approval, the URECA Committee strongly recommends that you begin the approval process before you begin your proposal. Please visit MTSU's IRB website to find out if your project will require IRB approval. Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 25, 2018 at 4:30 PM.
- Scholars Week: The deadline to submit your abstract for Scholars Week is February 20, 2018 at noon. You can find abstract guidelines and information on submitting an abstract here. Scholars Week is scheduled for March 19-23, 2018, and the university-wide poster exposition will take place on March 23, 2018. URECA recipients are expected to present at Scholars Week.
- March 29, 2018, 4:30 PM: Summer URECA application deadline. If your project requires IRB or IACUC approval, the URECA Committee strongly recommends that you begin the approval process before you begin your proposal. Please visit MTSU's IRB website to find out if your project will require IRB approval. Please email your application to email@example.com no later than March 29, 2018 at 4:30 PM.
Interested in Summer Internships? Here are some links to different research opportunities:
- Aegis Sciences Corporation
- Office of Naval Research
- National Institutes of Health - Application open 11/1 - 3/1
- NASA Laboratories
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates - Deadlines & locations vary
- Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Higher Education Research Experiences
- MTSU Career Development Center
URC Funding Statistics
The MTSU Undergraduate Research Center was created in 2004 to promote research at the undergraduate level and to provide university support for undergraduate students and the faculty members who mentor them in scholarly and creative activities. This includes providing information and financial support through grants.
Although the URC administers the university funds dedicated to undergraduate research through Undergraduate Research Experience and Creative Activity (URECA) grants, the URECA Committee evaluates proposals based on merit. This committee is composed of accomplished and passionate faculty representatives from all 5 colleges at MTSU. Programs that involve undergraduate research on campus include: MTSU Honors College, TLSAMP, Tennessee Space Grant, Geoenvironmental Challenges REU, and First STEP.
As part of the Office of Research, the Undergraduate Research Center (URC) mission is to be the central hub for communication about undergraduate research grant programs and other related opportunities on and off campus and to distribute university funds for undergraduate research and creative projects and travel to disseminate results.
The URC is pursuing its vision to nurture a culture of research and creative activity at MTSU through support for undergraduate students and their faculty mentors.
Implement the goals of the University's Academic Master Plan related to the URC mission with the following values:
- Excellence in research, scholarship, and creative projects
- Opportunities for student-centered learning
- Productive internal and external collaborations and partnerships
- Success in academic and professional careers of our undergraduate students and their faculty mentors
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