UC Davis Today: Fellowships expand academic horizons

Woman working on dress pattern

Fellowships expand academic horizons 

The President's Undergraduate Fellowship Program encourages UC Davis undergraduates to challenge themselves through independent research or creative projects under the guidance of a faculty member.

PUF projects are as diverse as the many disciplines at UC Davis. In past projects, students have developed biomedical engineering approaches for ulcer treatment, examined prehistoric shell-bead currency and assessed the differences in ecology for two related species of ants. 

The work has involved laboratory and survey research, field studies, film production, design and creation of art elements, music composition, performances, and travel to libraries or research collections.

As part of the fellowship, the recipients can receive up to $2,000 to pay for project costs.

Undergraduates from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. The deadline for summer or fall projects is 5 p.m. May 7. Learn more about PUF and download an application.

(Miquette Elliott, a fashion design major and PUF recipient, works on a pattern for her collection. Elliott will show her men's and women's fashions, inspired by a medieval French cathedral, at the Picnic Day fashion show put on by students. Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis photo) 

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