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Senior Honors Thesis Grants

Senior Honor Thesis Grants

Nana Adjeiwaa-Manu ’16's grant funded interview transcriptions for her thesis Grieving for the Ungrievable: Support Systems Among Bereaved Ghanaians in the United States.

The Rockefeller Center Senior Honors Grants program provides grants of up to $1,000 for undergraduate students writing a senior honors thesis in the social sciences. Read about Nana Adjeiwaa-Manu's experience developing her thesis Grieving for the Ungrievable: Support Systems Among Bereaved Ghanaians in the United States. Nana credits the Rockefeller Center and Mellon Mays programs, whose funding allowed for 15 interview transcriptions, enabling her to spend more time focused on analyzing and interpreting her findings.  

To apply for a grant, students need to submit:

  1. A cover letter that identifies the honors thesis project and the amount of funding to be requested;
  2. A copy of the thesis proposal or similar documentation acceptable to the student’s home department;
  3. A letter of support from the honors thesis advisor;
  4. A detailed budget that outlines the activities and the associated costs to be covered by the grant; and
  5. An autobiographical statement (one paragraph - 150 word limit) for website publishing, if your application is approved.

For each graduating class, there are Spring and Fall application deadlines. All completed applications must be received in 203 Rockefeller Hall or sent by email to [email protected] by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 or Friday, October 13, 2017. Additional information can be found on our website or contact Professor Ron Shaiko in the Rockefeller Center at (603) 646-9146 or via email at [email protected].

 

 

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