Application, Deadlines and Proposal

All successful HIT applications must include all of the following:

  • A detailed HIT proposal submitted through the appropriate online form;
  • One or more letters of support from the faculty advisor(s) who will be supervising the project.
  • Itemized budget proposal and/or evidence of external funding.
  • Resume
  • An unofficial Northeastern University transcript

The University Honors Program will notify students of the outcome of their HIT application with three categories of response:

  • Approved.
  • Revise and Resubmit.
  • Not Approved.


  • Student seeking to perform an Honors Interdisciplinary Thesis during Fall 2019 must submit their proposal by March 15, 2019.
  • Student seeking to perform an Honors Interdisciplinary Thesis during Spring 2020 must submit their proposal by November 8, 2019.


All HIT proposals are automatically considered for Honors Interdisciplinary Thesis Grants. Students should, however, apply to at least another Northeastern or external grant. HIT Grants might be cumulated with other funding, provided the total does not exceed the total budget submitted with the HIT proposal.

Students must note in their application all of the sources they have applied to for funding, and notify the Honors Program immediately if they have had success in securing such funding. Students who do NOT foresee requiring financial support in order to carry out their HIT should submit a written statement that explains why they choose to forgo preparing a funding application.