W&M’s Global Research Institute is committed to creating unparalleled hands-on research opportunities for students. Here, students at the beginning of their careers collaborate with faculty and experts in their fields. No matter where our students wind up after their time at W&M, we’re proud that they have experiences at the Institute that teach them the core tools of independent research: asking probing questions and developing robust methods to seek solutions.
Students work across all the projects of the Institute, from big data entry and analysis to international service delivery on the ground in places like Nicaragua, Bosnia, or the Dominican Republic. But we don’t just foster student engagement with research -- we’re building a community of scholars that care about each other as much as they care about the world, and we have fun doing it.
And don’t just take it from us -- check out our testimonials to find out what students do at the Institute and where they go next. Learn more about the projects students engage in, stop by our office hours, sign up for our weekly digest, apply to join our community, and email us to learn more. We’re here to help you join our community.