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ACC-IAC Programs

ACC-IAC Fellows Program in Creativity and Innovation

This program, funded by the ACC collaborative, supports undergraduate research, artistic endeavors, and/or creative projects.  Similar to the Wake Forest Research Fellowship (WFRF), this mechanism is designed to provide students with the opportunity to participate in intensive scholarship under the mentorship of a Wake Forest University faculty member across the summer months.  Applications must be written by the student (see the link to the form, below), though it is expected that the content of the project will evolve from conversations between the student and the faculty mentor.  In general, it is expected that ACC-IAC Fellowships will represent a “capstone” scholarship experience for the student.

If awarded, an ACC-IAC fellowship:

  • Provides up to $5000 to cover expenses related to the completion of the project (including living expenses).  Students must develop a budget as part of their application.

Important details to consider:

  • Student applying for the WFRF must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Applications require the full consent of a faculty mentor.
  • The fellowship is meant to provide an intensive scholarly experience for the student.  Students who receive an ACC-IAC may not take summer session classes, nor have additional employment during the summer months.
  • Completion of the project requires the submission of an abstract and presentation of the scholarly work at Undergraduate Research Day, which is held in the fall semester on Parent’s Weekend.  Students may also be asked to represent Wake Forest University at the ACC Meeting of the Minds annual conference.
  • Applications were due February 3th, 2014.
  • Students who applied for the ACC-IAC fellowship and are denied may choose to have their application considered for a WFRF.

The Deadline has passed for Summer 2014

2014 ACC-IAC Creativity and Innovation Announcement

ACC-IAC Collaborative Fund Fellowship

This program, funded by the ACC collaborative, supports undergraduate research, artistic endeavors, and/or creative projects.  In all aspects, this opportunity is similar to the ACC-IAC Fellowship Program in Creativity and Innovation, except that the student is expected to complete the project under the mentorship of a faculty at another ACC-affiliated school.  Applications must be written by the student (see the link to the form, below), though it is expected that the content of the project will evolve from conversations between the student and the faculty mentor at the ACC school where the project is to be conducted.  In general, it is expected that ACC-IAC Fellowships will represent a “capstone” scholarship experience for the student.

If awarded, an ACC-IAC fellowship:

  • Provides up to $5000 to cover expenses related to the completion of the project (including living expenses).  Students must develop a budget as part of their application.

Important details to consider:

  • Student applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Applications require the full consent of a faculty mentor.
  • The fellowship is meant to provide an intensive scholarly experience for the student.  Students who receive an ACC-IAC may not take summer session classes, nor have additional employment during the summer months.
  • Completion of the project requires the submission of an abstract and presentation of the scholarly work at Undergraduate Research Day, which is held in the fall semester on Parent’s Weekend.  Students may also be asked to represent Wake Forest University at the ACC Meeting of the Minds annual conference.
  • Applications were due February 13th, 2014.
  • Students who applied for the ACC-IAC fellowship may also choose to have their application considered for a WFRF, if they have a Wake Forest mentor willing and able to support the project.

Application materials consist of the application itself (to be completed by the student with guidance from the WFU and/or ACC partner mentor 2014_ACCIAC collaborative application) and the mentor endorsement statement (to be completed by the WFU sponsor/mentor and the ACC mentor, 2014_ACCIAC_mentor endorsement). This application was also  used to apply for the WFRF if the WFU faculty member is willing to mentor the student on the WFU campus during the fellowship period.

Please direct questions to Dr. Anne Boyle, Associate Dean for Student-Faculty Academic Initiatives, via telephone ext. 5400 or email at boyle@wfu.edu.

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