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Fall 2023 Funding Dates

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

Attend a funding workshop (Dates & Details here)

Oct 19, 2023: Complete Application & Faculty Mentor form Due

Mid-November: Award Notifications sent via email

Funding Tools

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, sponsors 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. It is 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


    • research materials, supplies and expenses


    • research travel


    • other necessary and reasonable expenses



Application Process Overview

Answers to Common Questions about Thesis Funding