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Honors Thesis Research Grants

Claire Campbell

Financial support for expenses related to the senior Honors thesis is available on a competitive basis through the Undergraduate Honors Research Awards.

Undergraduate Honors Research Awards may be used to support any legitimate cost directly connected to the undertaking of an Honors thesis project: laboratory equipment or supplies, computer software or time, costs related to field research, artistic supplies or equipment, books or periodicals not available through normal library sources, and similar needs. Travel will be supported only where such travel is absolutely essential to the project and only for the actual cost of transportation. Any equipment or non-expended supplies purchased under this program will become the property of your academic department at the conclusion of the project.

Except in unusual circumstances, individual awards will not exceed $500, although projects with an international dimension may qualify for a supplemental award of up to $500 from the Center for Global Initiatives in addition to the Undergraduate Research Award from the Honors Program.

The Honors Program office sets an administrative deadline for the application process each year, but each department's Honors advisor establishes the effective deadline for students.  This deadline is earlier than the Honors office's deadline, and you should check directly with your departmental Honors advisor to find out what it is. Students and thesis advisors should not submit Undergraduate Research Award application materials directly to the Honors Program office; they must come to us through departmental Honors advisors.

More information about the current application process and a printable application form (in Microsoft Word format) are now available online.

(Departmental Honors Advisors: administrative information for you is also now available online.)

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