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Information For Current Scholars

2016 – 2017

“Welcome current URA Scholars. I hope your research year is going well.
If you have any concerns or set backs in your work, please contact me directly.” ~
Dr. April Householder

*Attire for URA functions should be neat. Business dress is not expected.*

Monday, October 3, 2016

Online Survey
Brief survey of URA work status, please complete immediately

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

12:00 – 12:50 p.m. Sondheim 103
Presentation on intellectual property rights, patents, etc. with Ms. Wendy Martin, UMBC Office of Technology Development.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Online Survey
Brief survey of URA work status, please complete immediately

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

12:00 – 12:50 p.m. Sondheim 103
Presentation on research and artistic ethics, IRB, and human and animal treatment with Mr. Tim Sparklin, Research Services Administrator Office of Research Protections and Compliance

Friday, December 2, 2016

Online Survey
Final reports and mentor approval forms due for students graduating in December.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Brief survey of URA work status, please complete immediately.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Online Survey
Brief survey of URA work status, please complete immediately

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

URCAD proposals due from all URA Scholars via online application system
All URA scholars are required to present during URCAD. URA scholars have an earlier deadline for URCAD application proposals than other students. The faculty mentor must approve the student’s URCAD abstract as it will be printed in the program.

Registration for URCAD

February TBA, 2017

12:00-12:50 p.m., Location: TBA
Required Session: How to create a submission that is likely to be accepted for publication in the UMBC Review

April 1-10, 2017

Dates: TBA
Required workshops for URCAD oral, poster, and artistic presenters

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD)

URCAD

Monday, May 1, 2017

Deadline for final report and UMBC Review submission.

 May 3, 2017

12:00-12:50 p.m., Location: University Center 312
Lunch meeting with Dean Diane Lee and Provost Philip Rous. Each scholar should be prepared to speak for one minute about the results of his or her work.

URA Forms

UMBC Review Guidelines

Advisors / mentors must review URA final reports and give their approval (via a cover sheet) before submission

“Award recipient must conduct the proposed research during this time period and submit a written report or other summary of research at the conclusion of the research period. Project reports may be supplemented by videotapes, audiotapes, or other works deemed to be appropriate by the advisor(s).”

About Your URA Funds:

It is your responsibility to use your URA funds as stated in your proposal budget and to track the use of your funds. Your mentor should instruct you about the record keeping that is typically expected to grant funds in your field. You will NOT need to report to the URA office about your expenditures. You DO need to be sure you and your mentor are clear about the uses of the funds, consistent with your proposal.

Those of you who received the funds via check or direct deposit will also receive an IRS form 1099 from the State of Maryland next January. Talk with whoever helps you with taxes to determine what record keeping would be helpful in order to be able to show expenses to offset this “income”.

2/14/2017