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Restrictions

  • You may incorporate an internship into your Monroe project only if you are able to dedicate at least seven full-time weeks to the project. For example, if you are doing a full-time, seven week, unpaid internship with an environmental non-profit organization and this non-profit permits you to dedicate full-time to your Monroe Project, you are eligible for funding. If your work with the non-profit is a fully paid job, you may not receive Monroe funding because 100% of your time is already committed. Hybrid scenarios - for example, where pay is partial and you can dedicate substantial, although not full, time to your research project - will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • You may not use the Monroe Grant for a summer study abroad program. If there is a program where you can take a course that is pertinent to your research, you may count the time you spend on that class toward the seven total weeks. For example, if you're doing a study on Virginia Woolf and the W&M in Cambridge program is offering a course on Bloomsbury, you may use the hours spent in that class toward the seven weeks, but you may not count the entire five weeks of the Cambridge program. You must complete the rest of the seven weeks of research either before or after the study abroad session. You should articulate the timetable clearly in your project proposal.
  • You are not eligible to apply for and receive a Charles Center Summer Research grant during the same summer your are using your Soph/Junior Monroe Research Grant. However, the summer after you have used your Soph/Junior Monroe Research Grant, you can apply for a Charles Center Research Grant or an Honors Fellowship Summer Research Grant.
  • You may apply for external funding provided that the external funding source is okay with you receiving the Monroe stipend as well as their funds.
  • Working summer jobs or taking summer school courses during the time you're involved with your Monroe research is handled on a case by case basis. Remember that you must be able to show that you are dedicating at least 40 hours / week for seven weeks to your Monroe project during part of the summer designated for it.