PURE: Program for Undergraduate Research

Call for proposals: Program for Undergraduate Research Experience applications open Jan. 7

Broadening access to and enhancing undergraduate research experiences is a central priority in UBC’s new strategic plan. As such, the university has committed $1 million in strategic funds over two years to fund the Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE).

A call for proposals for innovative pilot projects will be launched on Jan. 7, 2019, and will be open to faculty, staff and students from both Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. Funds may be requested for one year (up to $50,000) or two-year projects (up to $100,000).

All principal applicants must submit a non-competitive Notice of Intent to apply by Feb. 4, 2019, with full proposals due on March 4, 2019. Successful projects will be announced the week of March 18, 2019.

More details about the competition, including eligibility, proposal guidelines, assessment criteria and review processes can be found at: https://research.ubc.ca/program-undergraduate-research-experience. In addition, information sessions about the competition will be held on both campuses.

Questions about PURE can be directed to:

Vancouver campus
Helen Burt
Associate Vice-President Research & Innovation

Okanagan campus
Paul van Donkelaar
Associate Vice-Principal, Research