Research

At Pitt Honors, undergraduates are taking the lead on incredible discoveries.

You can conduct your own research projects in ANY major — arts, STEM, social sciences, or a unique blend of your interests. 


"Having these research opportunities has been the driving force behind what I've been able to achieve," said Teresa, who started sustainability research her first year, and became the CEO of her own sustainability nonprofit before she graduated.


Pitt Honors can connect you to the faculty mentors, funding, and framework to implement impactful research. You can even dive right into hands-on research your first year at Pitt. 


Honors research opportunities

Honors fellowships

Fund your own research and creative projects in any major with an Honors fellowship, guided 1-on-1 by a faculty mentor and within a broader community of peers and faculty from different disciplines. 

BPhil degree (with thesis)

Upgrade your bachelor's degree to the highest level of undergraduate scholarship: the prestigious Bachelor of Philosophy, a disctinction only offered at a few universities worldwide.

National scholarships

Earn research accolades — including scholarships for grad school or abroad — with scholarship mentoring.

Honors awards

Pitt Honors recognizes more than 70 outstanding students each year with funding, including research awards.