The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Senior Honors Thesis Grants

The Rockefeller Center Senior Honors Grants program provides grants of up to $1,000 for undergraduate students writing senior honors theses in the social sciences.

Award Requirement

You are required to submit an electronic copy of your honors thesis upon completion to   If, for any reason, your honors thesis and research are canceled, you must immediately return any award to the Rockefeller Center.

Application Information

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter that identifies the honors thesis project and the amount of funding you are requesting.
  • Copy of the thesis proposal or similar documentation acceptable to your home department.
  • Detailed budget that outlines the activities and the associated costs to be covered by the grant. This should also list any other sources from which you plan to request funding for your thesis.
  • Letter of support from your honors thesis advisor, completed by the advisor at this link.
  • An autobiographical statement (one paragraph - 150 word limit). If your application is approved, the statement will be published on the Rockefeller Center website.

This funding may not be used for transcription fees.

Application Deadlines

For each graduating class, there are application deadlines in the Spring and Fall term: 

  • Class of 2021 — Friday, October 16, 2020
  • Class of 2022 - Friday, April 30, 2021 and Friday, October 15, 2021

Submit Application Here

For more information, contact Professor Ronald G. Shaiko at (603) 646-9146.

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences