Research Grant Documentation

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Research grant recipients are required to submit a blog post, photograph and report.

How: Submit your documentation materials using the Research Grant Documentation form.

When: You should submit materials within two weeks of the end of the grant period. If you are funded over several semesters, then you are required to do one blog post for each semester funded plus one report at the end of the grant period. We will review and use as needed for Honors College presentations, publications and the Honors College blog. 

Presenting your work at a conference? Be sure to credit your grant by including the Honors College logo and the following acknowledgement in your presentation materials: This research has been supported by an Honors College grant.

Publishing your research? Congratulations! Please remember to note that your work was supported by a University of Arkansas Honors College research grant.

Blog post

Required after every funded semester
Length: between 500 and 1,000 words
For a good example of what we are looking for, check out Ali McAtee's research blog post.

Describe your research and its impact so that a high school student or reporter could understand it; if there is a real-world application for your research, be sure to include that (4-5 sentences max). Then, share the details about your research experience:

  • What went right (and what, if anything, went wrong).
  • What you learned about the research topic (and about yourself).
  • What role did your faculty mentor play?  Did others faculty members or students help you?
  • Did you travel to an archive, archeological site, national lab or conference? Tell us about it.
  • What’s next for you?
  • Please include your name, major(s) and any minor(s) so that we can properly identify you.

Of course, we’d be thrilled in the event that you’d like to blog on an ongoing basis. Contact Kendall Curlee and she’ll set up an account for you.


Required after every funded semester.

  • Submit one high-resolution, print-quality digital photo (JPG or PNG; use the highest resolution setting available on your camera). If possible we'd prefer an action shot of you working on your project – for example, we’d love to see a photo of you performing, conducting research in a lab, working in an archive or sitting at your computer with full trashcan at hand.
  • Be sure to submit image as a separate file (not embedded in a Word document). You can upload one photo on the form; feel free to submit more to  

Written report

Required only after the last semester of funding.
Report should be 3-5 pages.

In addition to the details requested in your blog post (and yes, it’s okay to reuse content from your blog post in your report), be sure to address these questions:

  • Give a detailed summary of your research project, including your discoveries and conclusions.
  • Who is your mentor?  Tell us how you worked together on this project.
  • How has this funding has helped you reach your academic and professional goals?


Questions about research grant documentation? Contact Chelsea Hodge at or 479-575-3127.