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). Students may satisfy this requirement by choosing ONE of the following options:

  1. Departmental or college honors thesis or honors capstone project
  2. Interdisciplinary honors thesis/scholarly project
  3. 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.

To submit your proposal for the Scholarly or Creative Project requirement, click here.

You can view examples of accepted Scholarly or Creative Project proposals here.
Next proposal deadline: March 1.

The Honors College has substantial funds to award a significant number of individual grants to students in 2016-17. These grants will support work that builds toward completion of your scholarly project. To apply for and learn more about Scholarly and Creative Project Grants Click Here

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.