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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: October 1, 2021

Research funding is available to Honors College students in good standing. Students may request awards up to $1000 to support research travel, the purchase of research supplies, or for research dissemination (e.g., participation at academic conferences). Honors College funds are intended to support completion of the scholarly project; however, students do not need to have an approved scholarly project proposal to be considered for an award. Applications for exploratory work that is intended to lead to a scholarly project will also be considered.

The application period is now open. Students may apply for funds at any time until March 30, 2022. Notification of award decisions typically take one month or less; students should plan their application submission accordingly. Students may request funding for reimbursement of expenses already incurred, however the Honors College cannot guarantee an award will be made in these cases. Students seeking funding for summer 2022 must apply prior to the March deadline.

Questions, including students in need of expedited review or who have not had a response to their application in over a month, may contact the grants administrator, Dr. Liz Brite,

Please note that travel for research purposes falls under the category of “student travel” and must adhere to the most recent Protect Purdue travel guidelines,

To apply:


*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.