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LAURE: Library Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence: Eligibility

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  • All undergraduate students enrolled at Miami University are eligible.

  • If you are submitting as a group, all group members must be enrolled as students through the end of the semester in order to receive the award.

  • You must provide the name of your project's sponsor. This individual can be a course instructor, librarian, teaching assistant, research assistant, or any other faculty/staff who you feel knows the most about your research.

  • Any project completed for Miami University credit qualifies.

Student Status

You must be enrolled as a student through the end of the spring semester in order to receive the award.

Group Projects

Individual and group projects are eligible. Group project members must select a primary contact who will be responsible for submitting one application for the entire group. There is space on the application to list the names and unique I.D.s of all group members. See the online application for details.


Projects written in languages other than English are eligible, however the accompanying essay and sponsor assessment must be in English.

Scholarly Commons

Award winners agree to submit their research process essay to Miami University’s institutional repository, The Scholarly Commons. Additional files, such as your project files, may be added to the Scholarly Commons at your discretion. For more information about Miami's Scholarly Commons, please see the Scholarly Commons FAQ.

Submission Cycles

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Submissions are due 

March 13 at 11:59pm 

via the online application.