The History Department offers a number of competitive fellowships to junior and senior majors in history who wish to conduct either independent study or honors research, and who need financial support for expenses such as travel to archives or libraries, duplicating of photographs, purchase of microfilm, and Xeroxing or other expenditures. The Harrison Ruffin Tyler Undergraduate Research Awards offer financial support for majors conducting historical research in any field of history, and The James McCord European Studies Award provides support for summer research in Europe, with preference for Britain.
Other competitive opportunities for research funds are detailed on the Charles Center website. Monies available include the Charles Center Scholarship for Domestic Research, the Batten Scholarships for Preliminary Honors Research, and the Chappell Research Fellowships for William and Mary Undergraduates. History majors who apply for a Harrison Ruffin Tyler Research Grant are strongly urged to apply for Charles Center funds as well.