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Provost's Undergraduate Research Funds

The Provost's Undergraduate Research Fund (PURF) provides awards from $100 to $1,500 to support the research and creative activity of undergraduate students on Ohio University's Athens and regional campuses. The funds may be used for direct expenses related to the conduct of research and creative activity, including supplies, materials, and travel. They also may be used to attend conferences to present research or creative activity.


Recipients of PURF awards share their research or creative project with the Ohio University community at the Research and Creative Activity Expo held in spring semester.


The annual PURF application deadline is typically at the end of September every year. The 2013-2014 deadline has passed. For other undergraduate funding options, click here.

Application and Guidelines

The 2013-2014 application and guidelines are available here.

Funded PURF Projects, 2012-2013

Read about last year's projects in Inquiry, PURF edition, a magazine produced by Honors Tutorial College journalism and studio art majors.



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