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Spring 2024 Funding Dates

Feb 15:  Fill out "Intent to Apply" form.

Attend a funding workshop (Dates & Details will be here)

Feb 29: Complete Application & Faculty Mentor form Due

April: Award Notifications sent via email

Funding Tools

Who to Contact:

If you are a Renée Crown Honors Student:

    • Blythe Scherrer ( or
    • Danielle Smith ( or
    • Your Honors Advisor

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. A select number of projects may be eligible for an additional research support stipend of $2,500. 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 that support your research

Application Process Overview

After You've Been Approved for Funding

Answers to Common Questions about Thesis Funding