LSA Honors Awards for Thesis Research, Study Abroad, and Financial Assistance
Application deadlines: Fall: TBD; Winter: March 12, 2013, 8:00 AM
Jr/Sr Project Grant (Research expenses, travel, conference presentations, etc.)
Special Project Grant (Study abroad, internships, travel, etc.)
Applications can be uploaded electronically: firstname.lastname@example.org.
One application is sufficient to make you eligible for all of the grants described below that are appropriate for you. If you are applying for any expenses over $250, you will need a letter of support from your thesis advisor. The letter should address the importance of the expenses to the successful completion of your thesis, or why attending a conference or whatever experience you are seeking funds to cover will enhance your academic experience or will contribute to your graduate or career goals. For applications for less than $250, the signature of your advisor will suffice.
Honors - and certainly, its students - remains appreciative of the donors who make this award process possible. (You do not need to designate which fund you are requesting. We will distribute funds as available and will select accordingly.)
The Otto Graf Research Grant: This award may help pay for photo processing, transportation, Xeroxing, long distance phone calls and other miscellaneous expenses associated with Honors thesis research and writing. (Please note that these research funds are not intended to cover the costs of hiring other individuals, rewarding research subjects, or making extra copies of the thesis.)
The Cutcheon Research Grant: Four awards will be made to students who incur particularly heavy expenses necessitated by the nature of their thesis research. These requests will be judged according to the merit of the research. It is therefore imperative that a complete description of the thesis topic and the research methodology as well as a recommendation from the thesis advisor be included in the application.
The Cutcheon Travel Fund: Five awards will be made to students who will be presenting papers based on their senior thesis research at scholarship conferences or who will be attending conferences which have a direct bearing on their research. These requests will be judged on the merit of the research project. You should present a thesis outline, a faculty recommendation, and a program of the conference to the Honors Program. If no paper is to be presented, you should provide a statement describing the importance of the conference to your work along with a faculty recommendation and conference program. You are encouraged to seek matching funds from other sources.
Melvin Davidson Research Award: This award will cover research expenses such as travel to archives, expensive software, books not available in the library, or supplies for scientific experiments.
Lutz Family Research Award: This award will cover research expenses such as travel to archives, expensive software, books not available in the library, or supplies for scientific experiments.
Hellman Family Endowment Award: This award assists students concentrating in mathematics or natural science. Awards may be used for research or for expenses related to study-abroad. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. If you are applying for the Hellman Award for study-abroad, please include a description of the program in which you are planning to participate. You should submit the application by the deadline in the term prior to the one in which you are going abroad. If it is to be used for research, submit it just as you would any other thesis research application.
Peter Benedek Scholarship for Study in London: One or more annual awards are made to students attending school in London, especially those studying at the London School of Economics. You should get in touch with Donna Wessel Walker or Elleanor Crown after you have applied and been accepted to LSE or another London school. This award is made possible by the generosity of alumnus Peter Benedek who feels he benefited greatly from his junior year at LSE and wants to help other students enjoy this opportunity.
John Patrick Kennedy Award: Provides funds for travel that is required to complete senior thesis research.
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