Honors College Grants

BGSU Honors College and Honors Learning Community Grant Proposal

This program provides up to $1000 (up to $2000 for current members of both the Honors College and Honors Learning Community) toward project costs associated with research, scholarship, creative work, professional conference travel, alternative break trips, study away and education abroad travel, or other forms of experiential learning. Typical awards range from $250-600 for research and scholarly work and $600-2000 travel-related proposals.

Applications are welcomed from undergraduate students from all disciplines and fields. Participants in the grant program must be active members in good standing with the Honors College and/or the Honors Learning Community. Applicants with at least four semesters in these groups will be given priority. Members are limited to one award during their undergraduate career.

Application deadlines are October 1 and March 1. Decisions can be expected approximately two weeks later. Applications received after these dates will be considered, if funding is available. Only complete applications will be considered. Direct questions to Jodi Devine at jdevine@bgsu.edu or by calling 419-372-8501. Full grant details and requirements can be found at https://www.bgsu.edu/honors-college/scholarships/grants.html

Honors College Grant Details

Honors College and Honors Learning Community Grant Proposal

This program provides up to $1000 (up to $2000 for current members of both the Honors College and Honors Learning Community) toward project costs associated with research, scholarship, creative work, professional conference travel, alternative break trips, study away and education abroad travel, or other forms of experiential learning. Typical awards range from $250-600 for research and scholarly work and $600-2000 travel-related proposals.

Applications are welcomed from undergraduate students from all disciplines and fields. Participants in the grant program must be active members in good standing with the Honors College and/or the Honors Learning Community. Applicants with at least four semesters in these groups will be given priority. Members are limited to one award during their undergraduate career.

Applicants who receive funding through this process are required to propose and create a project under the direction of a mentor; present the findings at the Undergrad Research Symposium, the Diversity Research Symposium, The Latino/a/x Issues Conference, the Black Issues Conference, or another approved professional conference presentation; and provide a reflection after completing the presentation.

For full consideration, please submit a proposal answering all of the questions below.

  • Basic information related to the student’s name and contact information.
  • Project narrative (2-3 pages including project title, introduction, scholarly question/topic, description of what student is planning to do for the project, anticipated outcomes, and brief discussion of how the project’s anticipated outcomes relate to the project’s scholarly question/topic and fit into the current state of the project’s goals)
  • Timeline of project
  • Budget (itemized list of all anticipated costs associated with this experience. Please also make it clear which of those expenses you want the grant to cover). Only project expenses incurred during the current or future semesters that are not covered by any other institutional or grant funding can be considered.
  • Basic information related to the name and contact information of any faculty or staff mentors or contacts with whom you are working.
  • Indicate whether you are a member, in good standing, of the Honors College and/or the Honors Learning Community.
  • Indicate whether intend to or are currently in the process of applying for a nationally competitive fellowship or scholarship (e.g., Truman, Goldwater, etc.). For more information, please go to www.bgsu.edu/nationalscholars
  •  Please indicate whether you agree to present the findings at the Undergrad Research Symposium, the Diversity Research Symposium, the Latino/a/x Issues Conference, the Black Issues Conference, or another approved professional conference presentation

Applications for this grant will be evaluated based on the following rubric:

  •  Does the project have a clearly formulated research or scholarly question or goal?
  • How does the project further the student’s critical thinking, oral communication, written communication, or integrative learning skills?
  • Is the project described adequately in terms of what the student will be doing? How?
  • Are the anticipated outcomes of the project adequately described?
  • Will the predicted outcomes advance the student’s educational goals?
  •  Is the project feasible in the allotted time?
  •  Is the project well written?
  • Does the budget adequately reflect the project’s goals?
  • Does the applicant agree to present their project to the BGSU or broader academic community?

Application deadlines are October 1 and March 1. Decisions can be expected approximately two weeks later. Applications received after these dates will be considered, if funding is available. Only complete applications will be considered. Direct questions to Jodi Devine at jdevine@bgsu.edu or by calling 419-372-8501.

BGSU Honors College and Honors Learning Community Grant Proposal Assessment

  •  Name
  •  Project title
  • Which forum did you use to present your project findings:
  1.  Undergrad Research Symposium
  2. Diversity Research Symposium
  3. Latino/a/x Issues Conference
  4. Black Issues Conference
  5. another approved professional conference presentation:_________________________
  • Provide a 500-750 word reflection describing whether and how the project furthered your critical thinking, oral communication, written communication, or integrative learning skills?
  •  Provide a 10-20 word summary of this experience that could be used in marketing pieces, including on social media platforms
  • What feedback would you give to other students considering similar travel or projects?
  •  Please attach (upload) slides used in the presentation of your findings
  • Submit this reflective assessment using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to Jodi Devine via email at jdevine@bgsu.edu.

BGSU Honors College Signature Travel Experience

Honors College Objectives:

  • Honors College members enjoy a lifelong commitment to engaged citizenship.
  • Honors College members sharpen their critical thinking, allowing them to attain comfort with ambiguity, to cultivate innovation and curiosity, and to explore personal values. 
  • The Honors curriculum promotes collaborative work, creativity, and interdisciplinary studies that culminate in original scholarship in the completion of an Honors capstone project.
  • Honors College students can expect to engage in leadership and professional development opportunities which lead to self-authorship.*
  • Honors College Students work with faculty mentors who encourage them to become leaders in their respective professions and communities.

*Self-authorship is “the capacity to internally define a coherent belief system and identity that coordinates engagement in mutual relations with the larger world” (Baxter Magolda in Baxter Magolda & King, 2004, p. xxii).

Travel away and abroad offers many educational benefits that reinforce our College objectives and learning outcomes (e.g., critical thinking, oral communication, written communication, and integrative learning).

In recognition of the transformational educational benefits derived from immersive travel experiences away and abroad, the Honors College seeks to offer experiences that leverage such travel.

Pre-Authorization then Proposal then Project then Presentation

In order to ensure that students are furthering the Honors College’s objectives and developing in at least one of our preferred learning outcomes, we ask that sponsored travel complete a pre-trip project proposal, participate in travel away or abroad, and present at an approved symposium or conference.

  •  Pre-Authorization: students must seek pre-authorization to determine whether the travel and anticipated proposal and project are eligible for financial support for the Honors College and/or the HLC.
  • Proposal: under the direction of a mentor the student will create a proposal for a scholarly project to be completed while participating in the education abroad or away experience
  • Project: scholarly project completed away or abroad (3-6 credits)
  • Presentation: under the direction of a mentor, the student will present at the Undergrad Research Symposium, the Diversity Research Symposium, The Latino/a/x Issues Conference, the Black Issues Conference, or another approved professional conference presentation and provide a final reflection about their experience.

Funding: Our goal is to cultivate partnerships that allow students to leverage the Honors Experience Scholarship and to reduce the remaining overall cost of the trip through HLC sponsorship and Development funds. Ideally, the goal would be for students to fully utilize their $2000 Honors Experience scholarship and have additional contributions and support that help reduce other program and other travel fees. Honors-affiliated support currently available through the HLC, Honors College grants, and Honors College foundation funds. Accessing these funds will require additional paperwork and is subject to fund availability.

  • Honors Experience Study Abroad Scholarship contacts: Katrina Heilmeier, katrilc@bgsu.edu and Ryan Czech, rczech@bgsu.edu
  • Honors Learning Community contact and information: Jodi Devine, jdevine@bgsu.edu.  Current and active HLC students are able to apply for one education away/abroad grant during their BGSU undergraduate program that can help them cover up to $1000 for approved, Honors College Signature Experiences. If awarded, money will go directly to cover BGSU Education Abroad or Away Program Fees
  • Honors College grants and foundation support contact and information: Jodi Devine, jdevine@bgsu.edu.  Current and active Honors College students are able to apply for a one-time education away/abroad grant during their BGSU undergraduate program. Funding will typically be awarded between $500-1000 for approved, Honors College Signature Experiences. This money is in addition to HLC funding. If awarded, money will go directly to cover BGSU Education Abroad Program Fees

BGSU Honors College Signature Travel Experience: Pre-Authorization

This information must be turned in to determine eligibility for Honors College or HLC funding support. Funds are never guaranteed; are distributed on a first come, first serve basis; and when awarded, are transferred to the student’s Bursar account after “education abroad” fees are assed. Submit pre-authorization requests to Jodi Devine at jdevine@bgsu.edu. Allow two-three days for a response.

  • Date of submission
  • Name
  • ID Number
  • BGSU email address
  • Cell Phone
  •  Travel destination
  • Travel time line
  • Brief description of trip (include purpose and your expected learning outcomes)
  • Brief description of known costs of travel and expected request of funds

BGSU Honors College and Honors Learning Community Grant Proposal

 

This program provides up to $1000 (up to $2000 for current members of both the Honors College and Honors Learning Community) toward project costs associated with research, scholarship, creative work, professional conference travel, alternative break trips, study away and education abroad travel, or other forms of experiential learning. Typical awards range from $250-600 for research and scholarly work and $600-2000 travel-related proposals.

Applications are welcomed from undergraduate students from all disciplines and fields. Participants in the grant program must be active members in good standing with the Honors College and/or the Honors Learning Community. Applicants with at least four semesters in these groups will be given priority. Members are limited to one award during their undergraduate career.

Applicants who receive funding through this process are required to propose and create a project under the direction of a mentor and present the findings at the Undergrad Research Symposium, the Diversity Research Symposium, The Latino/a/x Issues Conference, the Black Issues Conference, or another approved professional conference presentation.

For full consideration, please submit a proposal answering all of the questions below.

  • Basic information related to the student’s name and contact information.
  • Project narrative (2-3 pages including project title, introduction, scholarly question/topic, description of what student is planning to do for the project, anticipated outcomes, and brief discussion of how the project’s anticipated outcomes relate to the project’s scholarly question/topic and fit into the current state of the project’s goals)
  • Timeline of project
  • Budget (itemized list of all anticipated costs associated with this experience. Please also make it clear which of those expenses you want the grant to cover). Only project expenses incurred during the current or future semesters that are not covered by any other institutional or grant funding can be considered.
  • Basic information related to the name and contact information of any faculty or staff mentors or contacts with whom you are working.
  • Indicate whether you are a member, in good standing, of the Honors College and/or the Honors Learning Community.
  • Indicate whether intend to or are currently in the process of applying for a nationally competitive fellowship or scholarship (e.g., Truman, Goldwater, etc.). For more information, please go to www.bgsu.edu/nationalscholars
  • Please indicate whether you agree to present the findings at the Undergrad Research Symposium, the Diversity Research Symposium, the Latino/a/x Issues Conference, the Black Issues Conference, or another approved professional conference presentation

Applications for this grant will be evaluated based on the following rubric:

  • Does the project have a clearly formulated research or scholarly question or goal?
  • How does the project further the student’s critical thinking, oral communication, written communication, or integrative learning skills?
  • Is the project described adequately in terms of what the student will be doing? How?
  • Are the anticipated outcomes of the project adequately described?
  • Will the predicted outcomes advance the student’s educational goals?
  • Is the project feasible in the allotted time?
  • Is the project well written?
  • Does the budget adequately reflect the project’s goals?
  • Does the applicant agree to present their project to the BGSU or broader academic community?

Application deadlines are October 1 and March 1. Decisions can be expected approximately two weeks later. Applications received after these dates will be considered, if funding is available. Only complete applications will be considered. Direct questions to Jodi Devine at jdevine@bgsu.edu or by calling 419-372-8501.

BGSU Honors College and Honors Learning Community Grant Proposal Assessment

  • Name
  •  Project title
  • Which forum did you use to present your project findings:
  1. Undergrad Research Symposium
  2. Diversity Research Symposium
  3. Latino/a/x Issues Conference
  4.  Black Issues Conference
  5. another approved professional conference presentation:_______________________________
  • Provide a 500-750 word reflection describing whether and how the project furthered your critical thinking, oral communication, written communication, or integrative learning skills?
  • Provide a 10-20 word summary of this experience that could be used in marketing pieces, including on social media platforms
  • What feedback would you give to other students considering similar travel or projects?
  • Please attach (upload) slides used in the presentation of your findings