The Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship (PUF) supports undergraduate students doing research or creative projects under the guidance of UC Davis faculty members. Students from all discipline areas are eligible to apply.  Applicants need to be enrolled during the time of the research project. 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, however, separate (but linked) projects may be considered. The maximum award is $1,500 toward approved costs directly related to the project.


  • Full or part time registered UC Davis undergraduate
  • Good academic standing
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress
  • Enrolled during the quarter(s) that the research is carried out (for Spring Call of the award, applicant must be on continuing student status during the summer and enrolled in fall quarter)
  • Must not be a previous recipient of a PUF grant.


Application for Fall 2024:


Application deadline:


Faculty sponsor letter deadline: 


Sponsoring letter instructions

Previous recipients