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Fall 2023 Funding Dates

 Sept 28, 2023: "Intent to Apply" form is due.

Attend a funding workshop (Dates TBA)

Oct 9, 2023: Complete Application & Faculty Mentor form Due

Mid-November: Award Notifications sent via email

Funding Tools

 Budget Template for Application

Did your budget change? Submit an updated budget here.

Calculate your proposed budgetary costs using the GSA calculator here.

Who to Contact:

If you are a Renée Crown Honors Student:

  • Ali Holtzapple (

In the Office of Undergraduate Research (SOURCE) --If you are not an Honors Student

  • Kate Hanson (
  • Odette Rodriguez (

Fund Your Thesis

How Crown Thesis Funding Works

The Honors Program supports a select number of Thesis projects with Crown Awards and Wise-Marcus 50-Year Friendship Awards. Each year we fund approximately 25 projects with up to $5,000 per project. Additionally, a distinguished Honors alum, Dr. Lynne Parker, has sponsored the Parker Award for Women in Science, which funds a female student's Thesis project in a science field each year.

Funding can make additional research opportunities, materials, or travel available to you, helping you produce an even more impressive final project. Additionally, it's a valuable professional experience: learning to create a budget and argue on behalf of your project prepares you for future grant writing and application processes.

What we fund

  • reimbursement for research materials, supplies and expenses
  • research travel
  • other necessary and reasonable expenses
  • in some cases, students may be awarded summer living expenses to work on the project.
  • in extenuating cases students may be reimbursed for expenditures already incurred.

Application Process Overview

After You've Been Approved for Funding

Answers to Common Questions about Thesis Funding