Office of the Provost announces PURPAS

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce a pilot program that provides funds for undergraduates who want to expand their undergraduate research efforts beyond the Georgetown campus in either traditional or innovative ways, specifically in the form of conference presentations, publications, or performances. The Provost Undergraduate Research Presentation Awards (PURPAS) support students who want to bring the findings of their research to a professional or scholarly community, or to other venues. The maximum award amount is $500. Students must fill out an application (see and have a faculty sponsor write a short (no more than one-page) letter of support. The application, supporting documentation, and letter should be emailed to no later than February 27, 2015.  The next round of applications will be due April 15, 2015. Applications will be reviewed by members of the Provost Undergraduate Research Council  (