Charles Center Summer Research Grants

Applications for Summer 2020 wilL open In Fall 2019
The Charles Center offers a number of grants to fund summer research in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Unless otherwise noted, these awards are $3,000 to support seven full-time weeks of research.

Funding to Promote Specific Categories of Research

Use the Charles Center Summer Research application to apply for general funding, as well as for funding in the categories listed below. Applicants will indicate on the application form if their research falls into any of these categories. If your research does not match with any of descriptions below, your application will still be considered for general funding.

list of scholarships
Humanities & Arts

  • Catron Scholarship for Artistic Development - research off campus in Creative & Artistic development additional application materials are required; click the link for details, and * please select Catron Scholarship on the application form
  • Christian-Ewell Scholarship - research on topics involving Latin America
  • Davis Scholarship - research in arts or humanities that involves international travel
  • Gaither-Johnson Summer Research Fellowship - research that investigates the rich history of African-Americans and in a larger context, the African Diaspora
  • Jacobs Scholarship - research in any field taking place in Israel
  • Louis - research about an international or intercultural topic or research conducted outside of the United States
  • Meyers-Stern Scholarship - for students pursuing research in any area of Judaic Studies or in any discipline in Israel. If you have questions about this program, please contact Professor [[mlraph, Marc Lee Raphael]]
  • Hans Tiefel - research in religion, ethics or philosophy conducted by a rising junior or senior
Science & Math
  • Cummings Memorial Summer Scholarship for Research in the Sciences - students from underrepresented groups at the College working in the sciences
  • Glenmore Hines Harding Mentorship - research involving faculty mentorship in the sciences
  • Llanso-Sherman - research related to medical science, conducted by a rising senior
  • Morton-Brown - research related to medical science, with preference given to high-altitude research
  • Meyers-Stern Scholarship - for students pursuing research in any area of Judaic Studies or in any discipline in Israel. If you have questions about this program, please contact Professor [[mlraph, Marc Lee Raphael]]
Social Sciences
  • Christian-Ewell Scholarship - research on topics involving Latin America
  • Davis Scholarship - research in arts or humanities that involves international travel
  • Gaither-Johnson Summer Research Fellowship - research that investigates the rich history of African-Americans and in a larger context, the African Diaspora
  • Jacobs Scholarship - research in any field taking place in Israel
  • James Reilly Undergraduate Summer Scholarship - research in public policy
  • Louis - research about an international or intercultural topic or research conducted outside of the United States
  • Meyers-Stern Scholarship - for students pursuing research in any area of Judaic Studies or in any discipline in Israel. If you have questions about this program, please contact Professor [[mlraph, Marc Lee Raphael]]
Scholar Programs Funding
Additional Summer Funding
[The Charles Center publicizes these grants but they have separate applications]
Thank you to all our Donors!

General summer research awards are funded by the following:

  • Frank Batten, W. Edward Bright '78, Diana Alleva Caceres '87 & Lynn Alleva Lilley '87, Harvey Chappell '48, Helen Y. and Elliott Cohen '37, Virginia Crouch '90, William F. Davis, Jr. (former W&M faculty member), David Forer '41, Glenmore Hines Harding '65, Craig W. Hoffman '77, Kathleen B. Koch '80 and Robert J. Koch, Gale and Steve Kohlhagen '69, Theresa W. Long '00 & Emil L. Hanzevack, Suzanne Louis '71, Margaret L. Montgomery '42, Doug N. Morton '62 & Marilyn Brown (honorary alum '07), Peter Neufeld '58, the estate of Dewey Renick, Richard '52 and Nancy Sayford, Michael Tang '76, Mr. and Mrs. George Tayloe, Hans Tiefel, Barbara Wheeler '56, Christopher Wren Association, W&M Class of 1943, W&M Class of 1968, and the W&M Parents' Association