Research & Scholarship
Because it takes a research university.
William & Mary is a fully formed university making our share of a university's contributions to the creation of knowledge — research and scholarship.
Our research culture places an emphasis on quality, selectivity and innovation. Our size fosters both collaboration and efficiency. We're big enough to contribute effectively to many of the solutions of problems at national and global levels, yet small enough to keep overhead costs from ballooning.
The scale of our research operation is ideal for the development of collaborations.
Our collaborative philosophy extends to the involvement of undergraduates in research at the highest levels. It's quite common at William & Mary to find projects on which professors, post-docs, graduate students and undergraduates all work together — great illustrations of our research.
Get involved in research at William & Mary
As a partner or collaborator
We encourage you to contact any researcher, department or program directly. You can get a good overview of what’s going on by reading our research news and by browsing our programs. Some good contacts for potential partners/collaborators:
As a graduate student
Grad students should pursue research opportunities from within their own departments, but there is a large amount of helpful information on the web, including this rundown of funding sources.
As an undergraduate student
Research opportunities for undergrads are plentiful, but many projects get filled. Here's some advice: