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Research Breakthrough Award

Award for Direct Mentoring of Immersive Research Experiences 

The John Martinson Honors College’s Breakthrough Research Award aims to support high-impact research or creative projects led by faculty and conducted with JMHC undergraduate researchers.  

 Why should you apply?  

  • Fund your high-quality research/ scholarship/ creative inquiry with undergraduates 
  • Prepare for larger research grants 
  • Expand the scope of your research  
  • Experiment with non-traditional and translational research outcomes 

Submit Application:  MAY 15th – JULY 15th, 2023 

Upcoming Webinar: MAY 17TH, 2023 10:30 -  11:30am EST

The JMHC welcomes proposals from all disciplines. Applicants (Principal Investigator) must be faculty (tenure-track, clinical, lecturer) at Purdue University West Lafayette. Staff interested in pursuing this award are welcome to inquire about potential eligibility.  

Awards will range from $50,000 - $75,000. We anticipate funding up to three awards in the present funding cycle. 
image.PNGA survey of JMHC faculty, students and staff identified six issues facing the world that they are most interested in addressing. For 2023-2024, research themes are Climate and Environmental Crisis and Social Injustice. Research projects should be aligned with one of the primary research themes, preferably connecting to at least one other them

Proposal Application Deadline:
July 15, 2023 (due by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time).  

Award Project Period: Fall 2023 – Fall 2024 


For more information, contact Dr. Priyanka Brunese, Director of Research Development, JMHC at 

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