Research Grants

Students working together in McMillon Innovation Lab


At the Honors College, we recognize that in-depth research requires resources – and that students generally need some help in the cold hard cash department. Honors College students have used our research grants to map sites in Pompeii, study Costa Rican cloud forests, and help develop new biofuels. The application process is competitive but the funding is worth the effort - and the grants are a nice plus for your resume. 

We offer three grants to help you get the work done:

and an additional grant to allow you to present your findings:

In addition to the Honors College grants, you can also apply for a SURF Grant, facilitated through the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards.  


For a quick look at how the grants compare, check out the Honors College Research Grant Cheat Sheet. This PDF summarizes each grant's purpose, requirements, award amounts, and deadlines.



NOTE: You may only have one active research grant at the same time. You cannot have a SURF grant, Honors College Research Grant, Honors College Research Team Grant, or an Extended Research Travel Grant during the same term. However, you may apply for a Short Term Research Travel Grant to travel for your project or a Conference/Workshop Travel Grant to present the findings from an active research grant.


Does your research address faith in the workplace? Consider also applying for a research grant from the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace (open to all majors)