Undergraduate Grants

Consistent with its overall mission and strategic goals, the Department of Political Science may support student participation in conferences, study abroad programs, language and technical training or other important academic events or programs.

Students seeking such support should apply to the Department Honors Committee.  The Honors Committee will consider such requests in the fall and spring of the academic year.  Individuals are eligible to be awarded only one request each academic year.

Applications should be sent to Dr. Susan Matarese, Chair of the Honors Committee, Department of Political Science, Ford Hall, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40292.  Electronic applications are not accepted.  No incomplete applications will be considered.

Students must provide the committee with 5 copies of the following:

  • An application form which includes a brief explanation of the project for which they are seeking support and a detailed budget.
  • An unofficial transcript.
  • A recommendation form completed by a member of the political science faculty.


  • Political Science major
  • 3.0 overall gpa
  • completed a minimum of 15 credit hours in Political Science.


The deadline for application:   Fall:  September 15     Spring:  February 1      Summer:  April 1


For more information, please contact Dr. Matarese during her office hours (210 Ford Hall) or via e-mail.


Students will be required to write a brief report summarizing the results of the academic experience for which they have received support.  The report may be publicized within the university commu