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.
  • Evidence of submission of at least another funding application.
  • Current Resume
  • A most recent unofficial Northeastern University Transcript

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

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


  • Student seeking to write an Honors Interdisciplinary Thesis during Fall 2018 must submit their proposal by July 31, 2018.
  • Student seeking to write an Honors Interdisciplinary Thesis during Spring 2019 must submit their proposal by November 16, 2018.


HIT proposals will be automatically considered for Honors Interdisciplinary Thesis Grants. Students should however apply to at least another internal Northeastern or external grant. Here are some tips to find funding. 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 write a written statement that explains why they choose to forgo funding.