Funding & Awards

medieval pattern

  • Anglo-Saxon imagryA paper competition that rewards the winners with funding to the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University
  • The Gordon A. Melson Graduate Student Award in Medieval Studies, specifically awarded to an outstanding graduate student to attend the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University
  • The Robert M. Shorter award for Excellence in Medieval Studies
  • Richter Grants for Independent Summer Study

Richter Grants

The most recent medieval studies recipients of the competitive Wake Forest Richter Grants for Student Research are: Benjamin Wilkinson (summer 2007), for an independent research project in Britain on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Susan Batten (MA, 2004), for an independent research project in Wales on the character of Guenevere in Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur, and Emily Brewer (MA, 2003) for an independent research project in England on Anglo-Saxon archaeology and culture.

Photo Credit

Thanks to distinguished Medieval Studies alumna Emily Brewer (M.A. ’03), Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year (2003) and Richter Award Winner for permission to use photos taken during her Richter research project, “A Physical and Spiritual Exploration of Anglo-Saxon England, History and Archaeology.”


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