2019 Undergraduate Research Dissemination Fund Program Guidelines
The Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement (ORSCE) will start accepting applications via ROMEO this Friday, February 15, 2019, for the Winter 2019 Undergraduate Research Dissemination Fund (URDF) competition. The URDF is designed to expand students’ experience in disseminating undergraduate research by funding travel associated with these activities.
Fall 2019 Application Deadline: Friday, September 27, 2019* (CLOSED)
*Applications will not be funded retroactively, therefore, events must take place during the following periods:
|Competition Deadline||Event Dates|
|March 11, 2019||April 1/19 - December 31/19|
|September 27, 2019||November 1/19 - May 31/20|
Applications must be submitted through the ROMEO Researcher Portal by midnight on the submission deadline days. Competition results will be announced 4-6 weeks from the submission deadline.
- Be enrolled in full-time studies (minimum 3 courses) at MRU at the competition deadline.
- Hold a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Be working under the supervision of a MRU faculty member for the research project (thesis, independent research project, special project, assignment).
- Have identified a peer-reviewed conference they wish to attend as a presenter of research via anoral presentation, roundtable, workshop, or poster. Proposals to attend a conference as an observer may be considered if a case is clearly made that participating in the conference dialogue is essential for the completion of your research project.
- Be presenting research (poster or oral).
- Have ethics approval in place to conduct and disseminate research (e.g. HREB approval) if relevant.
- If there is more than one student from the same project applying for funding to attend the same conference, they must complete the application as a group. All members of the group must meet the eligibility requirements listed above.
- Completeness: are all sections completed as requested.
- Ability to communicate the rationale for attending the identified conference or event.
- Plan to bring experience back to the MRU community.
- Clarity and focus in application: a clear indication of the importance of the particular conference or event within the discipline and the role of the student(s) in both the execution of the research proejct and the delivery of the conference presentation.
- Budget justification (detailed, well thought-out, reasonable).
How to Apply
Things to Remember
- Student applications will require MRU registrar-issued transcripts (non-official but issued by registrar is acceptable).
- A copy of your event program is required. If a program is not available, please provide the website link.