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Research & Creative Activity

The Honors Tutorial College encourages students to engage in undergraduate research and creative activity throughout their undergraduate careers and offers various ways to help them do so. The following programs offer a variety of meaningful opportunities and funding. 


Research Apprenticeship Program

The Research Apprenticeship Program allows students to participate in paid undergraduate research and creative activity with faculty members. It offers one-on-one mentorship and hands-on experience.

Provost's Undergraduate Research Fund (PURF)

The PURF is a university-wide program administered by the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity. Applicants may apply for up to $1,500 from a total yearly allotment of $50,000. 

Herbert L. Baer Prize

The Baer Prize is an award created in the memory of Herbert L. Baer, an HTC alumnus. It is a $1,000 cash prize designed to recognize excellence and achievement in multi- or trans-disciplinary thinking. 

Dean's Research and Travel Grant

The Dean's Research and Travel Grant offers HTC students up to $800 for research and travel. The dean considers the student's academic standing and service to the College when awarding this grant. To apply, download the form from the HTC Student Information Blackboard site. 

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