Grant Opportunities

The Pembroke Undergraduate Research and Creativity (PURC) Center is accepting requests for funding to support extracurricular Faculty Mentored Student Scholarship/Creativity. 

  1. Student Travel Funds (STF) are funds to assist with travel for research, presentation of extracurricular projects or exhibits, meetings, and performances. 

  2. Student Scholarship Support (S3) funds short-term extracurricular research, creative projects, entrepreneurial, and scholarly endeavors.

  3. Semester-Long Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURFs) are offered as funds allow during Spring semester to support students working on extracurricular scholarly projects while under the supervision of a faculty member.

  4. Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Summer (URFS) - analogous to SURFs these summer opportunities are offered, as funds allow, to support students working on extracurricular scholarly projects while under the supervision of a faculty member.

  5. Dr. Charles Humphrey Undergraduate Conference Travel Award is designed to offset costs for Students to travel to conferences along with faculty mentors.

All students seeking PURC Center funds must collaboratively develop their proposal with a faculty mentor. All students supported by PURC Center funds must present their work at the PURC Symposium in the Spring.

Qualifications for all PURC Center funding:

  1. Be enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate student at UNCP in good academic standing. Graduated seniors are not eligible to receive funding. We maintain a policy of awarding funds to seniors prior to graduation and allowing them to present research after graduation.
  2. Have completed a minimum of 12 credits at UNCP by time of application
  3. Other grant-specific requirements may apply. Funding is contingent upon confirmation that applicants meet eligibility requirements.

All materials purchased with funds awarded by the PURC Center become property of UNCP. Any purchases of software and data processing hardware must be approved by DoIT. Please refer all purchasing requests to DoIT Purchasing. SURF, SSS, and STF funding contingent upon state fund availability.