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Scholarly Project

A student must engage in a sustained project, either on or off campus, in which the student creates new knowledge. Results of this research or creative project should be presented in a public forum (e.g. publication, presentation, display, or performance). All students must indicate their scholarly project track of choice through our online form. You may satisfy this requirement by choosing ONE of the following options:

  1. Departmental or college honors thesis or honors capstone project
  2. Scholarly project approved by a faculty committee appointed by the Dean of the Honors College. This experience might include an established Purdue research program (e.g. DURI); a REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) at Purdue or elsewhere; or a project supervised by a Purdue faculty member.

Click here to submit your scholarly project proposal.

On the scholarly project proposal form, please provide responses to all questions and review your information carefully before submitting it. Once submitted, your application cannot be changed.

You can view prompts of the scholarly project proposal form by clicking here.

You can view examples of accepted Scholarly or Creative Project proposals here.

Proposal deadline: September 30, 2021

Applications for research funding will be accepted from January 11 – March 30, 2021 on a rolling basis. Students may apply at any time during that period. Awards of up to $1000 are available, with notification typically taking one month or less. Students who need expedited review, or who have not had a response in over a month, should contact the grants administrator, Dr. Liz Brite, britee@purdue.edu.

Please also note that the Spring 2021 Protect Purdue travel guidelines restrict student travel to within the state of Indiana, and with additional restrictions on in-state travel, https://protect.purdue.edu/updates/spring-2021-travel-guidelines/. Applications that propose travel outside of Indiana, either for research or conference purposes, will therefore not be approved. Students should indicate in their applications if proposed conferences will be virtual. Any proposed in-state travel (for any research-related purpose) may also require additional approvals. Inquiries, please contact Dr. Brite by email.

Click here to apply.

*Proposal forms work best with Firefox and BOILERAD\username (on Windows) or username@boilerad.purdue.edu (on Mac) as your login.

To download the Honors College Logo for inclusion on your poster or project, use the following links:

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After clicking on the link, right click the image and choose "Save As..." to download the file.

For more information on this requirement, see the PDF description of the Scholarly or Creative Project. For frequently asked questions regarding the scholarly or creative project, click here. If you have questions about which option is the best fit for you, please schedule an appointment with your Honors advisor. Click here for more information about advising appointments.