University Honors ProgramUniversity of Cincinnati

University Honors Program

Grants for Honors Experiential Learning Projects

The University Honors Program has grants available for students requesting funds to complete honors experiential learning projects (including participation in unpaid research or unpaid internships). Grants cover a portion of the project cost and not the entire cost.

Grants are also awarded to support travel to academic/professional conferences in which you are presenting.

Grants are awarded until funding has been exhausted for the academic year. You should submit your proposal as early as possible. Proposals for retroactive grants (a proposal for a grant after the project has taken place or been completed) are not accepted.

Grants for Experiential Learning Projects

To apply for a grant for an honors experiential learning project, submit an experiential learning project proposal that includes a budget (the last section of the proposal). Be sure to pay special attention to the proposal review dates and deadlines. After your proposal is approved by your honors advisor, you will receive an e-mail from Tricia Yee notifying you of your grant status. If your proposal needs revisions, you will be considered for a grant during the next review cycle. Please keep in mind, the amount of your grant may be affected by the quality of your final, approved proposal.

It is crucial that you read the information in the "Important Notice about Grant Eligibility, Timing of Grant Awards and Financial Aid"
section below to ensure that you are aware of how and when grants are awarded and how your individual financial aid status could impact your eligibility.

If you are considering doing an experience in another country, regardless of which thematic area it falls under, you need to review our International Travel web page.

Grants for Presenting at a Conference

To apply for a grant to support your travel to an academic/professional conference in which you are presenting, submit the following:

  • A copy of your presentation proposal (whatever you submitted in the conference’s presentation selection process). 
  • A copy of your official notification that your presentation was accepted.  
  • A detailed budget, including information about any other funding you have received.
  • Current resume.

Submit all of the above information to Tricia Yee via email (tricia.yee@uc.edu) and copy your University Honors advisor. Please submit it all in one email. Requests for grants to present at an academic/professional conference may be submitted at any time.

It is crucial that you read the information in the "Important Notice about Grant Eligibility, Timing of Grant Awards and Financial Aid"
section below to ensure that you are aware of how and when grants are awarded and how your individual financial aid status could impact your eligibility.

Important Notice about Grant Eligibility, Timing of Grant Awards and Financial Aid

Honors grants are posted to students' accounts as scholarships and can affect an individual student’s financial aid. A student’s financial aid award could be adjusted as the result of receiving a scholarship. Students should contact OneStop to find out how a scholarship could affect his/her financial aid.

Some students may not be eligible to receive honors grants due to the amount of scholarship funding that they are already receiving. This can especially impact students who have the full cost of their education funded by scholarships. If you are unsure of whether you would be eligible to receive an additional scholarship (the honors grant is posted to your student account as a scholarship), please contact OneStop. 

Students will see the funds posted on their accounts as the "Mary Rowe Moore Book Award" or "Honors Student Award."

Grants can only be posted to a student's account during a term in which a student is enrolled full time (12 or more credits). This requirement could delay the receipt of grant funds.

Grants cannot be posted to students' accounts during terms in which they are on co-op.

Students must have direct deposit set up on their account in order to receive the grant award in the most timely fashion.

If a student is awarded a grant but does not participate in or complete the program/project for which the grant was awarded for any reason, he/she will be required to reimburse University Honors for the full amount of the grant. Contact your honors advisor immediately if you cannot complete your experience.

If a student is awarded a grant and completes the experience but does not complete the reflective essay within two review cycles, the student will no longer be eligible to receive grant funding and the experience will not count as an honors experience.

Questions?

Contact Tricia Yee at tricia.yee@uc.edu or 556-6236 with questions regarding the administration of the grant.  Contact your University Honors advisor with questions about to the experiential learning project proposal.