Senior Thesis Advising

Columbia College is able to provide a small research fund to Columbia College students conducting approved research for their senior theses. The average amount awarded is up to a maximum of $250. In certain situations (for example, if international travel is required or if special materials or services are required, as confirmed by faculty advisers), additional funds may be awarded up to a maximum of $500.

The process for requesting funds is as follows:

  1. Students must complete the online Columbia College Senior Thesis Funding Application.
  2. An automatic email will be sent to the student's Faculty Adviser for their approval on the proposed senior thesis project and budget. This email will contain instructions and a link for online approval. 
  3. The deadline for senior thesis funding each year is the last day of classes for the Fall term. Applications will be reviewed after the deadline.
  4. Students with approved applications will receive a notification from Undergraduate Research and Fellowships.

General questions about Senior Thesis Funding can be directed to the office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships at Faculty who have specific questions may contact Ariella Lang, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Director of Undergraudate Research and Fellowships at