Research Grants help students pursue serious academic inquiry, develop intellectual independence, and build research skills and techniques. Grant funding will be considered for project-specific research materials and expenses, approved travel costs, and living expenses (summer grants only). Students with research proposals related to Honors theses or projects will receive priority consideration.
Students with the same research goals can collaborate on a research project that relies on diverse talents and cross-disciplinary resources. For group grant applications, each participant should submit a separate application with details about their anticipated contribution to the project as well as mention the preference for a group grant.
Up to $1,500 for Fall or Spring
Up to $3,000 for Summer
- Minimum cumulative GPA 3.40 or 3.70 major GPA
- Junior or Senior class standing
- Full-time IU Bloomington undergraduate student status (summer term applicants & graduating seniors in their last semester are exempt from enrolling in fulltime course load)
- One-time only award
- Must complete activity before graduation date
Summer: Friday before Spring Break
Fall Semester: Friday after Spring Break
Spring Semester: Last Friday in October
Note: Students who are made aware of research opportunities after the application deadline should follow the nonstandard grant application cycle procedures.
Funding recipients must submit a one-page evaluation of their experience before the deadline of the application period that immediately follows the funded activity. Students who do not comply will be ineligible to receive additional HHC funding.
Important information for funding and scholarship applicants
If you filed the FAFSA and are receiving financial aid (for example: Direct Loans, Pell Promise grants, 21st Century Scholars Covenant), and you receive one of the Hutton Honors College's grants or scholarships, your award from the Hutton Honors College may not be paid-out in the form of cash funds (i.e., as money paid into your Bursar account), but instead, may be used by IU's Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) to reduce your student/parent loan burden or reduce your federal/state grant by the amount awarded to you by the HHC.