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What is the Charles Center?

We support transformative undergraduate research experiences beyond the classroom and across disciplines.

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Mentored Research

300+ undergraduate students received Charles Center funding in support of their research this year.

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Honors Program

Completing an Honors project can be one of the most academically rewarding experiences of a student's undergraduate career and can enhance career opportunities and graduate school applications.

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Internships & Applied Learning

Looking to gain career skills by pursuing your academic passion in the summer?

Check out these opportunities to gain valuable experience researching and devising solutions to real-world problems.


Scholars Programs

The W&M Scholars Undergraduate Research Experience (WMSURE), James Monroe Scholars, 1693 Scholars, and Sharpe Community Scholars programs provide enhanced opportunities for undergraduate research and collaboration with faculty members.

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Journalism Programs

We offer a range of opportunities for undergraduates to learn the craft of writing for public audiences from the nation's top practitioners.

Whether it's through the Sharp Journalism Seminar, a paid self-designed summer internship experience, or a substantial scholarship toward your graduate study in journalism, we'll support you and the next generation of journalists every step of the way.


Support for Faculty

The Charles Center offers a range of opportunities to support faculty research and teaching, including faculty mentorship support, co-curricular support, curricular innovation support, and term professorships and fellowships.

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Support Us

Currently, 1 out of every 5 W&M undergraduates pursues mentored research through Charles Center experiences. 

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Charles Center William & Mary P.O. Box 8795 Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

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Charles Center William & Mary 254 Blow Memorial Hall 262 Richmond Road Williamsburg, VA 23185

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