Student Resources

Daniel Kim-Shapiro mentoringWake Forest University has a long tradition of faculty-student engagement.  Many faculty mentor undergraduates in their scholarly work, both during the academic year and during the summer months.

To provide undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in mentored or independent scholarship without the distraction of ongoing coursework, URECA has several fellowships and scholarships available during the summer.  These programs are available for Wake Forest undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or above, and all focus on providing students the opportunity to do research or creative scholarship during the summer months when the focus can be exclusively on scholarship.

If you are interested in working closely with a Wake Forest University professor on a project during the summer months, you might consider a Wake Forest Research Fellowship, or Wake Forest Arts & Humanities Research Fellowship.

If you are interested in developing your own “life-changing” experience that involves conducting scholarly mentored research in another country, you might consider applying for the Richter Scholarship Program.

A recorded workshop is available to introduce these summer opportunities and provide information on how to apply. In February 2021, the URECA Center will host two Q & A Zoom sessions to answer questions you may have after viewing the recording.

In addition, funding for travel to conferences with a faculty mentor can be requested at any time through the STARR travel fund.  This fund is intended to support students who will be presenting their scholarship with their mentor at a regional, national, or international conference in their discipline of study. Due to COVID-19, the university has suspended the approval of in-person attendance and travel to conferences until further notice. Virtual conference attendance will be considered on a case-by-case basis.