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PURA

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PURA is the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award. PURA is open to undergraduates from any division working with a mentor in any JHU division, center, or institute. Undergraduates have the opportunity to conduct independent research, design, entrepreneurship, scholarly, and creative projects over the academic year with the help of a $3000 fellowship. PURA recipients will present their project at DREAMS, our campus wide day celebrating undergraduate projects.

The Hodson Trust established PURA in 1993 with a generous endowment to encourage Hopkins undergraduates to engage in independent research, scholarly, and creative activities. Any recipients directly funded by the Hodson Trust will be designated as Hodson PURA‘s.

Students conceive, design, and drive projects under the guidance of a JHU mentor. These projects come from all areas across the university – economics to cancer research; engineering to musical composition; film to entrepreneurship; international studies to design.

In addition to presenting annually at different campus events, PURA awardees have gone on to present at national conferences, publish their work, apply for patents, start companies, give performances, and more!

Program Details:

Open for applications: August 15     

Deadline to apply: October 15 (11:59:59pm)

Awards announced: on or about November 15

Explore Past PURA Recipients »

Questions? Learn more about the award process.

Contact

Vice Provost for Research

265 Garland Hall
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

(410) 516-8094

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