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Executive Vice President and Provost

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Elizabeth Sayrs, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost 

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Provost's Undergraduate Research Fund (PURF)

The Provost's Undergraduate Research Fund (PURF) is intended to provide support for research, scholarship, and creative activity by undergraduate students under the guidance of a faculty mentor or advisor.

Awards support direct project costs (e.g., supplies, materials, research-related travel, etc.) for current and ongoing research and creative activity and travel to conferences, exhibits and performances for students to disseminate their work. Funds are available for (1) one year unless an extension is requested and granted and will be accessed through a university account. The minimum grant provided is $100 and the maximum is $1,500.

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity oversees the award.

For application and other information, visit the Research funding page: