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.

Scholarly project proposals received as of March 1, 2020 are now under review.

Next proposal deadline: September 30, 2020

The Honors College has substantial funds to award a significant number of individual grants to students in 2019-2020. These grants will support work that builds toward completion of your scholarly project.

To learn more about scholarly and creative project grants click here.

Students who receive an Honors College undergraduate research grant are required to report on the outcomes of their research. You may access the reporting form here.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from August 19 - December 6 for fall 2019 and from January 6 - April 6 for spring or summer 2020. The Honors College undergraduate research grant application is available here

*Proposal forms work best with Firefox and BOILERAD\username (on Windows) or (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.