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2nd Annual Provost’s Undergraduate Research Mentoring
January 15, 2008, Volume 54, No. 17

Undergraduates, with faculty guidance, are able to make a genuine contribution to scholarship. The Provost’s Undergraduate Research Mentoring program (PURM) through the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) has funds for 18 faculty/student mentor matches. On a competitive basis, PURM will provide faculty $3500 for advising and guiding an undergraduate as she/he assists in a summer project or in course development. An additional $4000 will be available to the student for a living or travel stipend.

Projects can be carried out on campus or elsewhere as the needs of the project dictate. Projects in all subject areas are eligible. The goal of these funds is to expose students to the reality of academic scholarship early in their undergraduate years to enable them to achieve some depth and substance and therefore better prepare them for graduate education.

Faculty members may describe up to three project proposals. All projects will be announced and advertised to students currently in their first year. The top student applicants and their preferred mentors will receive funding for summer 2008. Project proposals should arrive at CURF no later than January 31. Questions can be addressed to Harriet Joseph, hjoseph@upenn.edu (215) 898-6060 or to Cheryl Shipman, shipman@upenn.edu.


Almanac - January 15, 2008, Volume 54, No. 17