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Honors Early Research Awards
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If you meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in applying for this fellowship, please fill out a preliminary questionnaire. You may contact the office with any questions.

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First- and Second-year University Honors Students are eligible to apply for funding to support faculty-mentored research or creative endeavors through one of two paths:

  • Student-initiated: Student initiates contact with a faculty member or team and expresses interest in developing a new research/creative project or joining an ongoing project. Student completes an application and prepares a brief proposal that describes the project and includes a budget request for research expenses to support their participation on the project, not to exceed $1,000. Faculty supervisor provides a letter of support. Proposals are reviewed by the University Honors Program and students and supervising faculty are then notified of their selection.

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  • Faculty-initiated: The University Honors Program sends out a request to faculty for proposals, which will include a budget request for research expenses to support a student’s participation on the project, not to exceed $1,000. Students then apply to work with a faculty member on their project. Applications are reviewed by faculty, who select the students they wish to work with. Opportunities are listed here.

In both pathways, students are limited to one award per year, and up to two Early Research Awards during their time at Northeastern.

*Eligible expenses include research supplies, equipment, software, travel to research sites. 

Internal Award
US Citizenship Not Required

Applicants must be members of the Honors Program in their first or second year at Northeastern. Students are limited to one award per year, and a total of two Honors Early Research Awards during their time at Northeastern.

Applications for faculty-initiated projects will be reviewed by the faculty member, who will select the student(s) s/he wishes to work with.

Applications for student-initiated projects are reviewed for alignment with the program’s policies and objectives.

Awards provide up to $1,000 to defray costs related to the research or creative project, such as supplies, equipment, software, travel to research sites.

Applications are accepted through Northeastern’s Internal Fellowships Portal; click the red button in the upper left of this page to access it. Once linked through to the portal, click “Apply,” then click the “Student Information” section to begin completing the forms.

Students applying to faculty-initiated projects should be prepared to name the specific opportunity to which they are applying and to explain their interest in and qualifications for the position. Students proposing student-initiated projects should be prepared to provide a project overview and budget and to solicit a statement of support from a faculty member.

Interested? Have Questions?

If you meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in a fellowship or opportunity, please fill out a preliminary questionnaire. Contact the office with any questions: