Lemon Project Research Awards
The Lemon Project and the Charles Center jointly support undergraduate research comporting with the interests and goals of the Lemon Project. While William & Mary’s role in the nation’s founding has been widely studied, it has only been recently that scholars have begun asking questions of the College’s role in perpetuating slavery and racial discrimination. The Lemon Project is a multifaceted and dynamic attempt to rectify wrongs perpetrated against African Americans by the College through action or inaction. An ongoing endeavor, this program will focus on contributing to and encouraging scholarship on the 300-year relationship between African Americans and the College, and building bridges between the College and Williamsburg and Greater Tidewater area. See the brochure and other information available here.
Depending on circumstances, the Lemon Project and Charles Center may be able to support a summer stipend of $3,000 for a seven week research project. Students applying for $3000 in summer funding should use the general Charles Center summer scholarship application and indicate in the first line of the project proposal that the application should be considered for Lemon Project funding.
Recipients must agree to blog about their research on the Process of Undergraduate Research (POUR) site at least five times and present their work at the Lemon Project Symposium in the spring of 2014. In addition, the application must describe the candidate's final research product (Honors thesis, research paper, etc.,) and a copy of tise final research product must be given to the Committee for its use, including archival or other public access, no later than Friday September 6, 2013. If you have questions about these requirements or about the Lemon Project, please contact [[jlalle, Professor Jody Allen]].
The link for the online application can be found on the main CC Summer Scholarships Page. Application components are the same as general Charles Center Summer Scholarships. Applicants must be sure to select "Lemon Project Summer Research Grant" on their online Charles Center Summer Research Funding Application and are encouraged to also select all scholarships for which they are eligible
Students wishing to petition for approval to receive international internship scholarship funds for travel to a country under a Department of State (DOS) Travel Warning should contact the Director of Global Education or the Vice Provost for International Affairs for additional information. International internship scholarships are subject to the W&M Travel Warning Policy. All petitions for summer 2013 international internship scholarships in a country under a DOS Travel Warning must be received by the Director of Global Education at the Reves Center no later than 5 p.m. on April 22, 2013. Decisions about such petitions will be made by mid-May.