Honors Thesis Grants

In collaboration with the University Honors Program, the Hamel Center offers grants of up to $150 to support honors thesis expenses. These grants can assist students who incur expenses from opportunities not anticipated when they began their thesis work.

For example, one student may discover the need to undertake more extensive lab experiments requiring the purchase of lab supplies. Another student may conclude that sending a survey to a wider audience will yield more reliable results, thus increasing copying and postage costs. Other students may discover that travel to off-campus sites to use special archives, view an exhibit or performance, interview individuals, or use equipment not available at UNH will benefit their project. Grants may not be used for copying the thesis or for printing research posters.

Eligible students are members of the Honors Program and must be working on their honors thesis at the time of application.

Honors students who find that their thesis research expenses will exceed $150 may apply instead for an Undergraduate Research Award (expense award only), up to $600. 

Application Deadline

Rolling deadline. Applications must be submitted before work on the honors thesis has been completed, and before the end of the academic semester in which the student will graduate. 

Expenses will not be awarded retroactively for thesis research activities already completed at the time of application/before award notification.

Applications will be reviewed by the directors of the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research and the University Honors Program, and students will be notified of a decision within two weeks of application submission.

Application

Read the Application Guidelines and Budget Instructions before completing the application forms.

Application Guidelines and Budget Instructions (complete instructions for the Honors Thesis Grant application)

Application Cover Sheet (print and complete manually)

Budget Form (fillable online)

Honors Thesis Advisor Letter of Recommendation (student must complete and sign top portion of recommendation form; thesis advisor must complete bottom portion of form and attach letter; letter must be submitted with the Honors Thesis Grant application in a sealed envelope)