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Five students receive Provost grants to further research projects

March 5, 2018 : By Drew Menard/Liberty University News Service

Liberty University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Ronald Hawkins honored the recipients of this year’s Provost's Award for Research Excellence (PARE) during an all-faculty meeting Monday, expressing his excitement for the recognition that their work will bring Liberty within the greater academic community.

Grants range from $2,500-$4,000 for students to continue their research domestically or abroad. The primary goal of the program to promote, support, and advance student research, scholarship, and creative endeavors at all levels and across all disciplines. Up to five recipients are selected annually by a faculty panel. Through the process of designing a research project, developing an application, and executing research, students will improve their chances of being selected for federal, state, and local grant opportunities, including the Fulbright U.S Student Program. Recipients must complete their projects this summer and are invited to present their research outcomes at the university’s Undergraduate or Graduate Research Symposium during Annual Research Week.

This year’s winners are: 

Last year, Liberty awarded its first-ever PARE grants, and two of those winners are current Fulbright semifinalists for 2018-19 Fulbright grants. Liberty has five semifinalist candidates in total this year.

The PARE program is directed by the Liberty University Fulbright Committee, which is administered through the Office of the Provost and Chief Academic Officer

For more information on Liberty’s Fulbright scholarships and study grants, contact Edna Udobong, Fulbright program advisor and scholar liaison at or visit Liberty’s Fulbright page.

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