ARCH Research Project Scholarship


  • All recipients must maintain good academic standing in the Honors College.
  • Students who have temporary legal status from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will not be eligible to receive direct institutional aid and thus may not accept this scholarship. Students must have an aid eligible status to receive FIU based aid.
  • If the awarded student drops out of good standing, or drops out of the Honors College, they will be held financially liable for returning scholarship funds, and the cost of the scholarship will be added to their financial aid account.
  • Acceptance of this scholarship can affect your financial aid. The student will be held responsible for obtaining information from the Office of Financial Aid regarding how this scholarship can affect future aid disbursement. The Honors College is not liable for any loss of financial aid due to the awarding of this scholarship.
  • The Honors College Scholarship Advisor must approve all selected students to determine final eligibility.
  • Students are encouraged to request funding from other sources, such as SGA.

Significance: Does the project address an important problem or a critical barrier to progress in the field? If the aims of the project are achieved, how will scientific knowledge, technical capability, and/or clinical practice be improved? How will successful completion of the aims change the concepts, methods, technologies, treatments, services, or preventative interventions that drive this field?
Innovation: Does the application challenge and seek to shift current practice paradigms by utilizing novel theoretical concepts, approaches or methodologies, instrumentation, or interventions? Are the concepts, approaches or methodologies, instrumentation, or interventions novel to one field of research or novel in a broad sense? Is a refinement, improvement, or new application of theoretical concepts, approaches or methodologies, instrumentation, or interventions proposed?
Approach: Are the overall strategy, methodology, and analyses well-reasoned and appropriate to accomplish the specific aims of the project? If the project is in the early stages of development, will the strategy establish feasibility and will particularly risky aspects be managed? If the project involves clinical research, are the plans for protection of human subjects from research risks? If animal research involved, has consideration been made for the appropriate use of the animals? Have considerations been made for use of hazardous materials or other potentially dangerous techniques.
Overall Impact: Average of the above three (with more weigh assigned to Significance and Innovation) but adjusted for
overall enthusiasm for the project.

Up to $1,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. Research Problem
  2. Project Design
  3. Expected Outcomes
  4. Budget
  5. References