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Information for
Current URA Scholars

"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." ~ Janet McGlynn


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

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:00-12:50 p.m. Sondheim 105
Entrepreneurship by Ms. Vivian Armor, Director, Alex Brown Center for Entrepreneurship

Friday, October 4, 2013 online
Brief survey of URA work status, please complete immediately

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:00-12:50 p.m. Sondheim 105
Intellectual property rights, patents, etc. with Ms. Wendy Martin, UMBC Office of Technology

Friday, November 1, 2013 online
Brief survey of URA work status, please complete immediately

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:00-12:50 p.m. Sondheim 105
Presentation on research and artistic ethics, IRB, and human and animal treatment with Mr. Tim Sparklin, Research Services Administrator
Research Ethics in the News

Monday, December 2, 2013 online
Brief survey of URA work status, please complete immediately

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Final reports and mentor approval forms due for students graduating in December.

Friday, January 3, 2014 online
Brief survey of URA work status, please complete immediately

Monday, February 3, 2014
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.

February, TBA, 2014 12:00-12:50 p.m., Location TBA
How to create a submission that is likely to be accepted for publication in the UMBC Review

April 1-10, 2014 Date: TBA
Required workshops for URCAD oral, poster, and artistic presenters

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD)

May, 2014 12:00-12:50 p.m., Location TBA
Wrap up meeting with Dean Diane Lee and Provost Philip Rous

Friday, May 2, 2014
Deadline for final report and UMBC Review submission
click on Final Project Guidelines
See also, 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 or to me 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 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".


Janet McGlynn
Director of Communication and Outreach
Office of Undergraduate Education , 410-455-5754
Sherman Hall 114G
Devon Fick
Administrative Assistant
Office of Undergraduate Education, 410-455-5513
Sherman Hall 114E