Support for your Honors Thesis Project

Honors 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

  • Support to purchase research materials, supplies and expenses
  • Travel related  to conducting research.
  • other necessary and reasonable expenses
  • in some cases, students may be awarded summer living expenses to work on the project
  • In some cases we'll reimburse you for expenditures that you've already incurred


  • Eligible students include Honors juniors and seniors currently working on Thesis Projects. Occasionally, sophomores who are planning Thesis projects will also be considered
  • You must be in good standing in Honors
  • Your project must have been approved by your faculty Thesis Advisor.


More information about how to apply for this grant is located on our Thesis specific website here.