Arts & Sciences

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research Program

Undergraduate research at Montevallo is a strong component of the educational process.

The overarching goals of the University of Montevallo’s Undergraduate Research Program are to facilitate the undergraduate research experience between students and faculty mentors and to enhance the liberal arts experience, which will help prepare students for graduate or professional schools.

The mission of the Undergraduate Research Program is to provide opportunities for undergraduate students to foster their academic knowledge and understanding through collaborative research efforts, scholarly activity, and creative endeavor.

All students, from freshman to seniors, are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of research projects. Students who participate in research are given the opportunity to travel to national conferences all over the United States to present their work. Research at Montevallo not only prepares students for the future but instills confidence in all who participate. Special events are held each year to enable students to celebrate their research, scholarship, and creative activity with the broader academic community, even if they have not enrolled for or completed an UR project for academic credit. One such event is our Annual Undergraduate Research Day in the spring semester of each year.

The major events sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Program are:  Undergraduate Research Day and the Southeastern Regional COPLAC Undergraduate Research Conference.  The Undergraduate Research Program offers travel awards for student research presentations.


 

Undergraduate Research Program Dates for the Academic Calendar 2022-2023

UR Applications needing IRB approval for Spring 2023 Projects due to HASRC
HASRC website
October 10, 2022
Online Registration for Undergraduate Research Day 2023 Opens November 1, 2022
Undergraduate Research Proposal for Spring 2023 Projects due by 5:00 pm November 11, 2022
Online Registration for Undergraduate Research Day 2023 Closes February 3, 2023
UR Applications needing IRB approval for Summer and
Fall 2023 Projects due to HASRC
HASRC website
March 13, 2023
Undergraduate Research Day in Harman Hall March 15, 2023
Undergraduate Research Proposal for Summer 2023 Projects due by 5:00 pm (with completed HASRC IRB Approval as needed) April 14, 2023
Undergraduate Research Proposal for Fall 2023 Projects not requiring HASRC approval due by 5:00 pm August 4, 2023

Undergraduate Research Program Advisory Committee

Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Ruth Truss, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Consulting: Dr. Tiffany Wang, Chair of Human and Animal Subjects Research Committee