Fund Research with Undergraduates
Faculty may obtain funding to support undergraduate researchers through:
- The Penn Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program (PURM) funds over 100 standing faculty each year to work with one or two students on a summer research project. (Note: if you are experiencing difficulty applying, please contact email@example.com; there is a known issue with a quick but manual fix)
- Grants for Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Research (GfFMUR) provide financial support for faculty members with a demonstrated commitment to mentoring undergraduate research.
- Team Grants for Interdisciplinary Activities (TGIA) (not being run in 2022) fund teams of faculty members to offer an intensive, interdisciplinary summer research experience for a group of 2-5 undergraduates.
- Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum provides grants to faculty who want to focus a research-intensive course on environmental sustainability.
- Many other Student-driven grants and funding opportunities.
- If you know of undergraduates conducting their own original, independent, long-term research in any discipline, encourage them to apply for the University Scholars program.
- In addition, Penn’s Office of Student Employment offers step-by-step instructions for faculty interested in creating a research position for students who are eligible for the Federal Work-Study program, which subsidizes hourly student pay.
- Penn’s University Research Foundation (URF) grants take undergraduate participation under strong consideration when evaluating and scoring proposals
- Finally, students can participate in research for academic credit, but cannot simultaneously receive a stipend