Wake 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 Collaborative Summer Scholarship, Wake Forest Research Fellowship, a Wake Forest Arts & Humanities Research Fellowship, or the ACC-IAC Fellowship Program in Creativity and Innovation.
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 workshop is held every January to introduce these summer opportunities and provide information on how to apply. Refer to “upcoming events” on the main URECA page in order to view the time and location of the workshop for the upcoming cycle.
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.