HHC Research Grants
Up to $1500 Fall or Spring
Up to $3000 Summer
The major goal of the research grant program is the encouragement of intellectual
independence on the part of the student. A related purpose is to provide
an opportunity for the development of specific research skills and techniques.
Serious research proposals are expected, not proposals of a frivolous or
hobby nature. Students with the same research goals can collaborate on a
research project requiring diverse talents and cross-disciplinary resources.
Each participant should submit a separate application indicating what the
group project is as well as a preference for a group grant. Project costs
that normally will not be funded include tuition, the ordinary expenses
for typing honors theses and reports, the purchase of printed materials
clearly available in the library or through inter-library loan, and the
purchase of expensive equipment for research needs. Acceptable budget items
include necessary travel costs, living expenses (summer grants only), and
project-specific research materials and expenses.
Students engaged in research related to Honors theses or projects will
receive priority in the awarding of research grants. Students attending
IU overseas programs may apply for these grants only if they wish to pursue
research projects independent of the respective overseas program.
Recipients of large summer research grants may be required to participate
in a lecture series the following fall.
To apply for a Research Grant, obtain an application
Please Note: All applicants must attach an unofficial
to this application.
All applicants who are leaving Bloomington for their activities must also complete and attach either a
domestic or foreign travel waiver to their
If you are packaged with need-based federal financial aid (for
example, Stafford loans, Pell grants), and you receive one of the
HHC's grants, awards, scholarships, or prizes, your award 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 loan burden.
Summer Grants - 5 p.m. Last Friday before Spring Break
Fall and Full Year Grants - 5 p.m. Friday after Spring
Spring Grants - 5 p.m. Last Friday in October.
Awards will be announced approximately six weeks after the deadline.
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