The Honors Opportunity Fund provides financial support to deserving students who, as part of their honors program study or activity, incur unusual financial expenses. Examples of eligible uses include expenses related to an Honors Senior Project; expenses for research or meaningful academic activities related to any particular honors course; or any other purpose as determined by the Honors Program Director. The source of these funds are varied, and include the:
Paul I. Abell Memorial Honors Student Award
Special consideration will be given to students working in anthropology or the study of ancient cultures.
Eric F. Kumpf Memorial Humanities Honors Student Endowment
Established in memory of Eric Kumpf, URI Class of 1994, this endowment gives special consideration to students working in the humanities in history, philosophy, literature, and the social sciences on projects that explore how ideas about the human experience are expressed and interpreted, as well as work in the Arts that explores the creative process.
Joan Irvine Smith and Athalie R. Clark Award for Environmental Research
This award suppports projects studying ways to preserve and protect the environment and improve the quality of life. Preference will be given to research related to understanding, protecting, or preserving the coastal, marine, and/or freshwater environments.
To apply for support from the Honors Opportunity Fund, submit your application directly to Carolyn C. Hames Associate Director of Honors.
Deadline: October 15, 2010 and February 28, 2011
Applications should include:
Awards for Scholarly, Creative and Artistic Projects (ASCAP)
The URI ASCAP program provides funds to undergraduates to participate in original research or creative or artistic projects of their own design that are supervised by a faculty sponsor. Students chosen for support will receive a grant of up to $800 to help support his or her project. All undergraduate students in good standing (including part-time students) are eligible.
Deadline: December 1, 2010, 4:00pm.
Submit proposals to Karen Markin, Director of Research Development, or Richard McIntyre, Director, Honors Program.
Click here for more information about the program.
Click here to download the ASCAP budget form as Excel spreadsheet.
Congratulations, accepted students!
Notifications of Honors eligibility will be emailed mid-February.
Morgan Breene, '14, an Anthropology and History major who earned a highly prestigious Marshall Scholarship to continue her studies of underwater archaeological sites in the UK. (Watch this short video to learn more!)
Alyssa Neill, '14, a Nutrition & Dietetics major and Honors student was one of only 61 juniors nationwide to be awarded the prestigious Truman Scholarship in 2013. Selected for her academic achievement, leadership ability and commitment to a career in public service, Alyssa received a $30,000 scholarship for graduate study, attended a Truman leadership institute, and has joined the ranks of a global network of Truman Scholars.
Juniors Christopher Bobba (Chemical Engineering/Biological Sciences) and Russell Dauksis (Marine Biology) who have been named as Goldwater Scholars, and to Farid Topchiev (Chemical Engineering and German) who has received a Goldwater Honorable Mention! See their URI Press release to learn more.
Brian Stack (senior History/Philosophy) who has received a prestigious Humanity in Action Fellowship!
Brittany O'Brien has been awarded a 2012 National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarship to study Swahili in Kenya for the fall semester. Brittany has also been granted an NSEP African Languages Initiative Summer Supplement to study Swahili at the University of Florida prior to her departure.
These six URI sophomores who won Hollings Scholarships from NOAA this year: Michael Canton, Eilea Knotts, Sarah Merolla, Benjamin Sevey, Callie Veelenturf and Brenton Wallin. Read more in their URI Press Release.
Deborah Gardiner, 401.874.2303
Caitlin Green, 401.874.9483
Nancy Caronia, 401.874.2267
Brian Clinton, 401.874.2576