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Research & Creative Activity

The Honors Tutorial College encourages its students to engage in undergraduate research, and it offers various ways to help them do so. Research is possible within all academic disciplines, and the college also supports other forms of creative activity through Herbert L. Baer Prize and the HTC Research & Travel Fund.


Research Apprenticeship Program

The Research Apprenticeship Program allows HTC students to participate in paid undergraduate research with faculty members during the summer.


Provost's Undergraduate Research Funds (PURF)

The PURF is a university-wide program administered by the Assistant Dean of the Honors Tutorial College. Applicants can apply for up to $1,500 from a total yearly allotment of $50,000. Students do not have to be members of the College to apply.


Herbert L. Baer Prize

The Baer Prize is an award created in the memory of Herbert L. Baer, an HTC alumnus. It is a $1,000 cash prize designed to recognize excellence and achievement in multi- or trans-disciplinary thinking. Students do not have to be members of the College to apply.


Request for Deans' Research and Travel Grant

The Deans' Research and Travel Grant offers up to $1,000 for research and travel. The dean considers the student's academic standing and service to the college when awarding this grant. To apply, complete form, obtain DOS's signature, and return the form to the HTC office. Click here to download the instructions and click here for the application form.

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