William and Mary

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. You will indicate that your project deals with some aspect of the historical relationship between African Americans and the College on the online application form.

Like all Charles Center Summer Research Funding recipients, those receiving the Lemon Project Summer Research grant will blog about their research on the Charles Center Summer Research blog during the summer and present their work at the Charles Center's Summer Research Showcase in the fall. In addition, Lemon Project grant recipients will present their work at the Lemon Project Symposium in the spring of 2015 and provide a copy of the final research product to the Committee for its use, including archival or other public access, no later than Friday, September 5, 2014.  If you have questions about these requirements or about the Lemon Project, please contact [[jlalle, Professor Jody Allen]].