100 Years of W&M Women

Summer Research Fellowship

Announcing the 100 Years of W&M Women Summer Research Fellowship: 
A Mentored Undergraduate Research Opportunity

In association with 100th Anniversary of William & Mary Women (2018-19), the Charles Center invites undergraduate summer research proposals focusing on women at W&M. Projects must have a duration of at least seven weeks. Student projects awarded the 100 Years of Women Summer Research Fellowship will work with a sponsoring W&M faculty advisor over the summer of 2018 and present their findings at both the Charles Center Summer Research showcase and the Women’s Weekend in September, 2018. The Fellowship includes $3000 in summer research support for the student and a $1000 faculty stipend. We invite proposals that explore any and all topics related to William & Mary Women, and especially those that touch on themes the Anniversary will explore during 2018-19: 

  • The impact of women students on William & Mary as an intellectual, social, architectural, and spiritual home         
  • The character strengths, political coalitions, and historical contingencies that helped women overcome cultural resistance and transform W&M as an institution.
  • The challenges facing women (and others) at William & Mary who didn't fit prevailing social norms throughout time.
  • The history of gender and sexuality in the W&M curriculum, and/or the role of W&M Women in curricular and co-curricular innovation.
  • The role of women students, faculty, staff in fostering diversity and inclusion.
  • The lived experience of coeducation at W&M – living, learning, working, and thriving in an intense, diverse academic community. 

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2018. Faculty and students are urged to consider possible research topics now. If you have questions, please contact [[w|emlosh, Elizabeth Losh]].