Funding

The History Department is pleased to offer financial assistance for research that you do for History credit. Students undertaking substantial projects that require you to conduct research in a city or archive outside of North Carolina can apply for a fellowship of up to $2,000. These fellowships are awarded biannually on a competitive basis to highly qualified students, and they help cover the costs of transportation, lodging, food, and research. Send an abstract of the research project and an estimated list of costs associated with travel to and accommodations at the archives to Professor Monique O’Connell, Chair (oconneme@wfu.edu). Requests for funding for the summer or fall are due March 15; requests for funding for the spring are due November 1. Certain students may also qualify for summer research funding.

The History Department also grants up to $50 to cover copying and other associated costs for students doing research at places in North Carolina other than the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. To apply for these funds, you must submit to Laura Gammons in Tribble B-101 a one-page, single-spaced description of your project, a budget, and a supporting letter from the History Department faculty member who is supervising your project.

Students undertaking mentored scholarship supported by a Wake Forest faculty member are also eligible to apply for funding and fellowships through WFU’s Undergraduate REsearch and Creative Activities Center.