This list is by no means complete. Check with the Undergraduate Research Office, your department, and advisor for other opportunities.
Financial assistance for travel, photocopies, and other research expenses
Please note the deadlines!
Grants for Student Research Abroad (Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs)
Awards for Vermont topics
The Center for Research on Vermont (located at UVM) sponsors two undergraduate awards:
Andrew E. Nuquist Award for Outstanding Student Research on a Vermont Topic
For In-depth studies, i.e. honors project, senior thesis, or year-long independent study.
George B. Bryan Award for Excellence in Vermont Research
For one semester, term-paper length Vermont research projects.
For details on these 2 awards, including submission guidelines and abstracts of past award-winning and finalist papers, see the Center's Student Awards for Vermont Research webpage. Note that Middlebury student papers have frequently won these prizes.
Awards for using data (statistical surveys, public opinion polls, etc)
ICPSR Undergraduate Research Paper Competition
See past award winners for examples of excellent papers (you can read these online).
Awards for other topics
See individual academic department homepages for details on prizes offered by them.