URC Funding for Students


Provost's Undergraduate Fellowship (PUF)

The Provost's Undergraduate Fellowship Program (PUF) encourages UC Davis undergraduates to carry out an independent research or creative project under the guidance of a UC Davis faculty member. Funding is made available to meet direct costs associated with projects up to a maximum of $1800. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. 

Past projects have involved laboratory research, field studies, survey research, film production, design and creation of art elements, music composition, fine arts performances, travel to library or research collections, and many other endeavors. Group projects are not appropriate; separate, but linked, projects may be considered. The maximum award is $1800.

To learn more about PUF and to download an application, click here.

URC Student Travel Awards

The Undergraduate Research Center accepts applications for undergraduate travel to undergraduate research conferences and meetings of nationally and internationally recognized professional societies (or discipline specific equivalent—e.g. performance at nationally recognized festivals) twice annually. Application due dates are quarterly. Awards are for travel (planned or already completed) during the current academic year and summers preceding and following.

To learn more about Undergraduate Travel Awards and to download an application, click here

California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP): 

CAMP at UC Davis serves underrepresented students seeking bachelor's degrees in chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics, or other sciences, and are interested in conducting undergraduate research. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), CAMP represents the California branch of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program that aims to increase the number of under-represented/economically disadvantaged students graduating with bachelor's degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. CAMP is hosted on eight of the UC campuses, with the lead campus for the California Alliance centered at UC Irvine (CAMP Statewide).


Mentorship for Undergraduate Research Participants in Physical and Mathematical Sciences (MURPPS)

MURPPS is a UC Davis undergraduate mentoring program designed to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate studies in the physical and mathematical sciences by offering students the chance to work with professors on research projects relevant to their major. The goal of MURPPS is to help create a diverse post-graduate population in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Students are paid a quarterly stipend. MURPPS also conducts seminars which introduce students to faculty and research projects, offers academic guidance, and access to the tutoring at the Student Academic Success Center. For more information about MURPPS, contact Raynell Hamilton (530) 754-9020, or visit the Undergraduate Research Center, 2300 Student Community Center.

Crowd-sourced funding:

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