Awards for Conducting Research

The Honors College may provide up to $1,000 to offset costs associated with a student’s research or creative project.  This is a competitive process; awards will be determined by the quality of submissions and the availability of funds.

Guidelines and Application

  • Applicants

    Applicants must be currently enrolled in the Honors College.

  • Proposal

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

  • Forms

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

  • Budget

    Applicants must provide a justification for each item in the proposed budget. 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).

  • Progress Report

    Recipients must submit a progress report, approved by the faculty mentor, to the ARCH office at the end of the fall semester.

  • Summary

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

  • Review Approval

    Projects involving human subjects, vertebrate animals, or recombinant DNA require prior approval by the FIU Institutional Review Board.

  • Research Conference

    Students are required to present their work at the Undergraduate Research Conference at FIU in the Spring.

» View the Allowable Costs information before filling out the application.

» Complete the ARCH Research Scholarship Application form here.

» Complete the ARCH Creative Project Scholarship application form here.

Research Conference Scholarships

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.

Applications must be submitted no later than one month prior to the external research conference date(s).

» Complete the Honors College Research Conference Scholarship application form here.

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 is highly recommended that you visit the Web-GURU website and explore everything they have to offer.

There are four basic types of funding sources:

There are a number of useful tools that you can use to identify possible funding sources. For example:

The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Grants Net

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Grants; and

The U.S. Department of Education’s e-Grants

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

For more information contact:
ARCH Office
(305) 348-4100