Research and Awards

There are many research opportunities available for students in the University Honors Program, including working as a research assistant, pursuing research awards and grants exclusive to Honors students, and applying for funding opportunities available to all GW students.

Students can sign up to work as a research assistant with faculty from across the university for an inside experience on important projects. Often, academic credit will be granted for this work.

Some research grants and awards are available only to University Honors Program students. The Sigelman Undergraduate Research Enhancement (SURE) Award provides exclusive grants of up to $500 to students pursuing their own research projects. The annual Strasser Writing Prize competition recognizes the best writing created in the Honors Program over the previous year.

Honors students are also encouraged to pursue research support that is offered to all GW students, such as the Enosinian Scholars Program, the Luther Rice Undergraduate Research Fellowship, and the GW Undergraduate Research Award. Students can also visit the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships to look for other opportunities to support their research. Students may also complete independent research for academic credit, even absent an award.