No, you can decline an award without any negative consequences.
No, in order to receive an award for the following semester, you would have re-apply for that semester.
You cannot receive more than one salary award in a single academic year. The academic year starts in the fall, and ends with the summer semester, thus it is acceptable to receive a salary award in the summer and then in fall since it starts a new academic year. You can receive a PURA salary award and a PURA travel award in the same academic year.
F-1 and J-1 students are able to apply for a SSN and receive compensation through PURA. However, H-4 students are not eligible for a SSN and therefore cannot be awarded PURA.
Once the student has submitted their online PURA application, the faculty member that they designate will be notified via an automatically generated email to submit a letter of recommendation.
Travel applications occur on a rolling basis and are accepted any time of the year. Salary applications are due at 11:59pm on the designated deadline date. Both the student application and the faculty recommendation letter should be submitted by this date, and therefore students should give ample time for their faculty mentor to submit their recommendation.
Yes, students wishing to work at GTRI may also apply with a research scientist as the research mentor. Please note that some GTRI labs may require U.S. citizenship.
We recommend that you contact your academic advisor.
No, PURA funds may only be used in the semester of the original allocation. All PURA funds not used will be automatically returned to the PURA account upon the end of the semester.