T.A. Davis Research Award
From 1973 until 1994, Thomas A. Davis served as Dean of the University of Puget Sound. During his career, he was at the forefront in helping Puget Sound become a high-quality liberal arts institution. In particular, he was a founding member of the University of Puget Sound Honors Program and continued during his time at the university to support the Honors Program’s pursuit of excellence. In recognition of this spirit of excellence, the Honors Program awards in Dean Davis’ name up to four grants ($2,000 each) each year to support summer research leading to an Honors Program thesis in the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences (students need not be majoring in these areas). Awards will be distributed no later than mid-May.
- Davis scholars must be Honors Program members in good standing.
- All applicants for the Davis Summer Research Award must also apply for a Summer Research Grants in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences from the Associate Dean's office located in Jones Hall, Room 212.
- All grants involve nine weeks of full-time work on a specific project during the summer months (usually between the junior and senior year). Davis scholars may not be enrolled in classes or other independent study projects during this period. Davis scholars may discuss the possibility of working part-time during the grant period.
- All projects are expected to result in a substantial research paper with bibliography, as well as a brief documentation of how the grant money was spent and a brief narrative report; these must be submitted to the Director of the Honors Program by the deadline. Contact the Honors Program office for deadline information at 253.879.3781 or via email.
A complete application will contain the following:
- Completed cover page
- A copy of the application cover sheet for the Summer Research Grant in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences from the Associate Dean's office as proof that you have applied for an award from the University Enrichment Committee.
- Description of the project
Applicants should describe the specific program of study or research planned for the period of the grant, explaining the basic ideas or questions to be explored and illustrating the planned approach or line of thought. It should also describe the background he or she has in preparation for doing the proposed work, and how the research will contribute to the applicant's educational goals. Please limit the description to three double-spaced typewritten pages.
- Letter of support from the thesis director
Applicants should include a one-page selected bibliography of the texts of greatest relevance that will be used and a short listing of other resources or collections to be employed.
- Unofficial transcript
Completed applications should be returned to the Honors Program office (Wyatt Hall Rm. 139) no later than the established deadline. Contact the Honors Program office for deadline information at 253.879.3781 or via email.