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    The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs seeks to enhance the undergraduate experience at Ole Miss by expanding, promoting and facilitating opportunities for undergraduates to engage in research and mentored scholarship.

    Advancing Mississippi Conference on Thursday June 7th, 2018

    Posted on: April 13th, 2018 by jritchie

    University Research Center (URC), a division of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), is hosting its third annual Advancing Mississippi Conference on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Jackson.  Researchers from across the state will present papers addressing long-term economic challenges facing the state.  The conference will be held in the Paul B. Johnson building at the Education and Reacher Center which houses IHL.

    Registration is $25 per person until May 21, 2018 and includes lunch.  After the May 21, 2018 deadline the price will increase to $50 per person.  We can only accept payments in the form of checks and money orders.  Please make checks/money orders payable to MS Institutions of Higher Learning and mail your registration form and payment (check or money order) to Janna Taylor, 3825 Ridgewood Rd, Jackson, MS 39211. Multiple forms may be mailed in a single envelope with one check.

    To learn more about our conference, please visit our website at www.mississippi.edu/urc.  Also, it’s also not too late for students to enter our student paper competition.  If you have any additional questions please don’t hesitate to contact Sondra Collins, Senior Economist, University Research Center (601-432-6376).


    Call for Proposals to Support Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship at UM

    The UM Provost’s Office and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs are pleased to announce a new program that will facilitate and encourage undergraduate research and creative scholarship on the Oxford campus via three tracks of competitive funding. A total of $50,000 is available in support of the program this year.

    Track-3: Undergraduate Travel Grants

                Through this track, undergraduate students may request up to $500 in competitive funding to defray travel and other costs associated with presenting their original, UM-conducted research or creative scholarship at regional or national Conferences. Priority will be given to students participating in the Track-1 program (above) or other recognized UM student experiential learning programs, including those involving externally sponsored projects for which such student travel grants can be a demonstrated form of institutional support.

    Please visit http://ugr.olemiss.edu/support for more details, and https://olemiss.infoready4.com to submit a proposal.