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 September 30, 2020 are now under review.

Proposal deadline: January 30, 2021

Applications for research funding are currently being accepted for Fall 2020. Students may apply at any time, now through December 1, 2020 (additional application dates for Spring 2021 will be announced soon). 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, Please note that for Fall 2020, applications for conference funding will only be reviewed on a reimbursement basis. Inquiries, please contact Dr. Brite by email. Please also note that the Fall 2020 Protect Purdue guidelines restrict undergraduate travel to within the state of Indiana. Applications that propose travel outside of Indiana, either for research or conference purposes, will therefore not be approved.

Click here 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.