Application materials need to be submitted:

  • Abstract of your research presentation
  • Signed Domestic or International Wavier 
  • Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
  • Confirmation from Conference or Meeting stating your abstract has been accepted
  • Statement of purpose
  • Budget 

The Glynn Family Honors Program proudly supports a variety of undergraduate research initiatives. Students are eligible to receive up to $4,500 in different grants over the course of their study and up to $5,500 in summer educational or internship support. While priority is given to students working on thesis research, we encourage students to apply for grants that open up new opportunities or lead to externally-funded grants later.

Research Grants Available

  • Research and Travel Grant (up to $4,500)
  • Conferences and Professional Development Grants (up to $1,500)
  • Materials Grant (up to $1,500)

Internship and Summer Course Grants Available

  • Summer Language Immersion (up to $5,500)
  • Foreign Language Internships (up to $5,000)
  • Service and Cultural Internships (up to $4,500)


Along with the completed application form, students must submit the following:

  • Research Proposal Narrative: a pdf of no more than 4 pages with the following sections: (1) Your previous research experiences, (2) Research proposal (project background, description of proposed summer research and its significance, and its relevance to future thesis plans), (3) Career Plans (explanation of how this research experience fits into your career plans, both immediate and long-term).
  • Summer Internship and Course Proposal Narrative: a pdf of no more than 2 pages with the following sections: (1) Description and motivation, (2) Background, (3) Future plans. More information here.
  • Conference Materials (for students presenting at conferences)
  • Advisor Approval Letter (available on Submittable application)
  • Budget (available on Submittable application)
  • IRB Approval (if necessary)
  • Waiver for domestic and/or international travel (available on Submittable application)

International Travel

  • At present, applications for international travel should be submitted 6-8 weeks prior to departure. If a student needs to depart sooner, please reach out to one of the Glynn directors or Dr. Snyder.
  • Students must register trips with ND International before funds will be dispersed.

Post-Grant Reporting

  • All grant recipients must complete a post-Grant Report and provide a thank you letter to the Glynn family for supporting their research.
  • Grant recipients are expected to take photos of their research experience and submit them along with the post-Grant Report. Guidelines for photos and the post-Grant Report will be sent along with the acceptance letter.

Due Dates

  • Research and Travel Grants for summer research: March 10
  • All other grants: rolling basis


In order to promote undergraduate research and create more opportunities for undergraduate students, the College of Science is initiating an internal program to provide faculty with seed funding (in the range of two to five thousand of dollars per year) for projects with significant undergraduate student involvement. These projects must provide undergraduate students with research opportunities not available elsewhere on campus, and should ideally be original research that could lead to publications.


All regular faculty in the College of Science are eligible to apply for this program. Priority will be given to faculty who have limited opportunities to apply for external funding.


The applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Grant Period

Grants will be given for a maximum period of two-years starting from the time of the award. Renewal of the grant for another two-year period may be approved with satisfactory progress and/or growth of the project.

Proposal Format and Requirements:

Abstract (half-page maximum)

Project description (two-page maximum)

  • The objective of the project,
  • Background, previous work, and motivation as appropriate,
  • The project approach and methods,
  • The anticipated outcome and schedule for the project,
  • An explanation of how undergraduate students will be involved in the work, including the number of students and expected hours / week for each student.

References (one-page maximum)

Table with undergraduates mentored over the last five years (list publications co-authored by the undergraduates, and where the undergrads are now).

Undergraduate mentoring plan (one-page maximum)

  • Please include previous experience mentoring undergraduate students, and
  • Publications with undergraduate students, if any.

Proposed Budget

  • Itemized budget for reagents and supplies
  • This program may not be used for: equipment, travel expenses, salaries, or stipends, as there are other programs which can aid with these expenses.
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