100 Years of W&M Women Summer Research Fellowship

Announcing the 100 Years of W&M Women Summer Research Fellowship: 
A Mentored Undergraduate Research Opportunity

In association with 100th Anniversary of William & Mary Women (2018-19), the Charles Center invites undergraduate summer research proposals focusing on women at W&M. Projects must have a duration of at least seven weeks. Student projects awarded the 100 Years of Women Summer Research Fellowship will work with a sponsoring W&M faculty advisor over the summer of 2018 and present their findings at both the Charles Center Summer Research showcase and the Women’s Weekend in September, 2018. The Fellowship includes $3000 in summer research support for the student and a $1000 faculty stipend. We invite proposals that explore any and all topics related to William & Mary Women, and especially those that touch on themes the Anniversary will explore during 2018-19: 

  • The impact of women students on William & Mary as an intellectual, social, architectural, and spiritual home         
  • The character strengths, political coalitions, and historical contingencies that helped women overcome cultural resistance and transform W&M as an institution.
  • The challenges facing women (and others) at William & Mary who didn’t fit prevailing social norms throughout time.
  • The history of gender and sexuality in the W&M curriculum, and/or the role of W&M Women in curricular and co-curricular innovation.
  • The role of women students, faculty, staff in fostering diversity and inclusion.
  • The lived experience of coeducation at W&M – living, learning, working, and thriving in an intense, diverse academic community. 

The Charles Center will be seeking proposals in January, 2018 with a deadline of February, 2018. Faculty and students are urged to consider possible research topics now. If you have questions, please contact [[w|llove, Lindsey Love]].