Honors Research Materials Grant

In appropriate situations, the Honors Program will provide funds not for time spent doing research, but for costs incurred as a result of this research.


  • Items funded include consumable materials, paid services, and texts/media that will become part of the Honors student’s personal library
  • Items that may not be funded include long-lived equipment or instruments that eventually reside as part of a university laboratory or department
  • Relevant information includes a project description, budget with justification, and when the work will take place (i.e., semester and year)
  • As purchases are made, expense reports with receipts must be submitted to the University Honors Program for approval and reimbursement (based on the project description and budget)
  • Expenses that go over budget will not be reimbursed
  • Projects that go under budget cannot “cash in” the remaining approved amount
  • Deadline: No fixed deadline; grant requests must be submitted with adequate time prior to the first materials purchase to allow for grant consideration, ordering, shipping, and other logistics


To apply for the Honors Research Materials Grant, you must complete the following form and submit the following items:

  • A description of your project
  • An itemized list of your requested materials and their prices
  • A letter of endorsement from your faculty advisor, emailed to honors@lmu.edu. This letter should:
    • Signify faculty approval for the student to engage in this research under their guidance
    • State how the requested materials are to be used in the research project
    • Describe the significance of the project for the student and how it relates to the faculty member's own work

If your proposal is funded, you are expected to present your work at the This is Honors event that is held during the LMU Undergraduate Research Symposium. You must also submit an abstract (and present your work if it is accepted) to the symposium itself. In addition, you are strongly encouraged to disseminate your work at any broader conference, publication, or appropriate venue. For this, you may apply for an Honors Ambassadorial Grant to defray expenses involved with that presentation or publication.

Upon submission, your proposal will be reviewed and you will be contacted directly about the results of this review.

Applications for all Honors research grants are submitted through the University Honors Program Grants & Fellowships portal of the Hannon Library’s Digital Commons system.