Applications & Progress Reports
Honors Program Application & Progress Report
To apply to the biological sciences honors program:
- Submit an online application. Your proposal must be reviewed by your thesis advisor before you submit.
- Your faculty mentor must submit a letter of support online that includes: 1) why the applicant is a good candidate for the honors program, 2) an assessment of the feasibility of the proposed honors project, and 3) any concerns about the proposed project or challenges you expect the student to face as they work towards honors.
- Both the application and letter of support are due on July 26, 2021.
Students with exceptional circumstances can submit a late application with permission of their faculty research mentor and the OUB. If you would like to be considered for the extended deadline for honors, email biohonors [at] cornell.edu () as soon as possible – no later than July 26th. Note that exceptional circumstances do not include being unable to conduct research on-campus over the summer. No applications will be accepted after September 15, 2021.
For questions, email Kristy Long (kll25 [at] cornell.edu (subject: Biology%20Honors%20Application) ) or call (607) 255-6859.
Honors Faculty Recommendation and Mentoring Agreement
Thank you for mentoring a thesis candidate in the Biological Sciences Honors Program!
We could not have a successful program without you. As an honors thesis advisor, we depend on you to play an active role in the thesis research and manuscript preparation of the candidate. While the day-to-day mentoring of the candidate may come from a graduate student, post-doc, or other senior lab member, we expect that you will work closely with your candidate during manuscript preparation in the coming months. Please fill out the following mentoring agreement and upload a letter of support for your research student.
For the letter of support, please use the file name “StudentLastName_StudentFirstName” as either a .pdf, .doc, or .docx file. The letter should address
- why the applicant is a good candidate for the honors program,
- an assessment of the feasibility of the proposed honors project, and
- explain any concerns you have about the honors applicant or any challenges you expect the student to face while working towards honors.