Program for Undergraduate Research

The Bucknell Program for Undergraduate Research (PUR) is a University-wide program providing awards to students to conduct research, engage in other scholarship or undertake creative projects with faculty mentors during the summer. Awards are determined on a competitive basis by faculty selection committees representing all of Bucknell’s academic divisions. The Office of Undergraduate Fellowships & Research invites proposals that reflect the program’s broad goals of expanding opportunities for students and faculty to collaboratively engage in hands-on, scholarly endeavors.


Students will receive a living stipend as well as on-campus housing for the duration of their full-time scholarly project. Recipients may not also earn academic credit for the research. Throughout the duration of the research project, students may not undertake additional coursework or employment that would encumber their time beyond 10 hours per week.


All full-time Bucknell undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Awards are not available for the summer following the student’s senior year, although students enrolled in a five-year degree programs are eligible to receive an award during the summer after their fourth year. Applications from students who have received a PUR grant in the past will be accepted but priority will be given to students who have not received PUR funding before.


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