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2024 - 2025 Funding Dates

Oct 15: Fall Funding Round

mid-Nov: Award Notifications sent via email

March 15: Spring Funding Round

mid-Apr: Award Notifications sent via email

Funding Tools

Who to Contact:

If you are a Renée Crown Honors Student:

    • Allie Heppner ( or
    • Danielle Smith ( or
    • Your Honors Advisor


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

After You've Been Approved for Funding

Answers to Common Questions about Thesis Funding