Wake Forest Research Fellowship Program
The Wake Forest Research Fellowship Program is designed to encourage individual Wake Forest undergraduates to join their professors as junior partners on scholarly research and creative projects. These mentored projects provide invaluable opportunities for students to experience the excitement of performing innovative scholarly work.
About the Award
These projects are performed during the 10 weeks of the Wake Forest University summer school sessions. The award provides a $4,000.00 stipend. If on-campus housing is desired, the award will also provide for one-half the cost of a double room for both summer sessions. So that students can devote their entire energies toward their projects, Wake Forest Research Fellowship recipients may not enroll in summer school courses. It is hoped that many projects begun in the Fellowship program might continue in the form of independent study or directed research courses in subsequent years.
If required for the work, the student and mentor may request up to $500 support for supplies.
Qualifications and Requirements
Student applicants must have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average at the time of application. Sophomore standing (25 or more hours passed) is required by the time the research project begins.
Proposals are due by February 20, 2013.
After the project is completed, the student must submit a one-page final report and present a poster or oral summary of his/her project at the annual Wake Forest Research Day in the fall of 2013. If the work produced an artistic performance, the student must schedule a performance for the College. Durable works of art must also be displayed. Final reports must be submitted to the Associate Dean for Student Academic Initiatives, 104 Reynolda Hall, within the first six weeks of the fall semester. Students applying for a fellowship award for a second year will be considered, assuming grant funding remains, only after all first-time applicants’ proposals have been reviewed.