Research Scholarships & Funding Opportunities

Honors College Research Scholarships

The Honors College provide up to $1,000 to offset costs associated with a student’s research or creative project.  This is a competitive process with the granting of awards determined by the quality of submissions and the availability of funds. Deadline for applications is November 25, 2016.

The Honors College provides up to $500 to offset costs associated with an external research conference.  This is a competitive process with the granting of awards determined by the quality of submissions and the availability of funds.

  • Honors College Research Scholarship Guidelines and Application
    • Applicants must be currently enrolled in the Honors College.

    • The proposal must be approved by the student’s faculty research advisor before submission.

    • Applicants must submit the scholarship application and budget form and any other supporting documents electronically.

    • Applicants must provide a justification for each item to be purchased.

    • Only items listed approved as allowable costs can be purchased.

    • Indicate if any budget items will be supported from another source (e.g., your college, department, faculty grant, or personal funds).

    • Students must submit a progress report to the ARCH office at the end of the fall semester that has been already approved by their faculty research advisor.

    • At the completion of the project, scholarship recipients must submit a detailed two‐page summary for approval by the faculty research advisor describing the results/outcomes  of the project. The report must then be turned in to the ARCH office for final approval.

    • Projects involving human subjects, vertebrate animals, or recombinant DNA require approval by the FIU Institutional Review Board.
    • Students are required to present their work at the FIU Undergraduate Research conference in the spring.

Please fill out the ARCH Research Scholarship application form here.

Please fill out the ARCH Creative Project Scholarship application form here.

Please view the Allowable Costs information before filling out the application.

Please fill out the Honors College Research Conference Scholarship application form here.

For more information:
Associate Dean Juan Carlos Espinosa
Honors College
DM 233
(305) 348-4100

External Sources of Research Funding

The following information regarding funding is from the Web-GURU Guide for Undergraduate Research, a comprehensive resource for student researchers. If you interested in ARCH, or are currently active in the program, it’s highly recommended that you visit the Web-GURU website and explore everything they have to offer.

There are four basic types of funding sources:

  • Government
  • Private industry
  • Foundations
  • Professional organizations

Many government agencies provide funding to individuals and teams of researchers to work on specific types of research projects. Examples of government agencies that provide financial support include:

Many private companies provide grants and/or materials and supplies in support of research. Examples of companies that provide targeted support include:

  • Honda (e.g., fuel cells and robotics);
  • DuPont; (e.g., polymer science broadly defined); and

Privately funded foundations are another good source of funding for research. Examples of foundations that provide financial support to researchers include:

Finally, professional organizations represent still another possible source of funding for your research project. Examples of professional organizations that provide support for research include:

There are a number of useful tools that you can use to identify possible funding sources. A number of these can be freely accessed via the world-wide-web:

However, the majority of the above provide support to scientists and engineers who have completed advanced degrees. That said, there are a number of associations and agencies that provide support for undergraduate research. To this end, Web-GURU has compiled Program Listings that will assist you in identifying possible funding sources specifically targeted to undergraduate researchers.