About Thesis Funding
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 unusual 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Instructions for Applying
New in the 2020/2021 Application Cycle:
Note: Beginning Fall 2020, Honors students applying for thesis funding must submit An Intent to Apply form – you can access the link in the application guide embedded below.
Read the application guide below thoroughly and be sure you understand your eligibility, and the process.
- The Intent to Apply link is at the end of this guide.
- Once your Intent to Apply is accepted, you will be sent a link to begin your funding application.
Contact Naomi Shanguhyia (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Honors office, or Kate Hanson (email@example.com ) in the Office of Undergraduate Research (SOURCE) with any questions you may have about this process.
Past Funding Application Examples
We've uploaded a few examples of successfully funded applications for you to use as a reference in preparing your Crown applications
Past Thesis Funding Winners
Below are Honors thesis projects by students who have won funding through Honors, or via a Source grant