The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) contributes funds from athletics to enhance scholarship of undergraduates through the Inter-institutional Academic Collaborative (ACC-IAC). The ACC-IAC Fellowship Program in Creativity and Innovation supports research, artistic, and scholarly activities that may be collaborative, international, or multi-institutional. The deadline for the 2019 ACC-IAC Creativity and Innovation Fellowship is February 8, 2019.  Applicants not awarded ACC-IAC funding may then be considered for the Richter, Wake Forest Research Fellowship, or Arts & Humanities Fellowship programs, as appropriate.

ACC-IAC Fellows Program in Creativity and Innovation

This program, funded by the ACC collaborative, supports undergraduate research, artistic endeavors, and/or creative projects.  Similar to the Wake Forest Research Fellowship (WFRF), this mechanism is designed to provide students with the opportunity to participate in intensive scholarship under the mentorship of a Wake Forest University faculty member across the summer months.  Applications must be written by the student (see the link to the form, below), though it is expected that the content of the project will evolve from conversations between the student and the faculty mentor.  In general, it is expected that ACC-IAC Creativity and Innovation Fellowships will represent a “capstone” scholarship experience for the student.

If awarded, an ACC-IAC Creativity and Innovation Fellowship:

  • Provides up to $5000 to cover expenses related to the completion of the project (including living expenses).  Students must develop a budget as part of their application.

Important details to consider:

  • Student applying for the ACC-IAC Creativity and Innovation Fellowship must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Applications require the full consent of a faculty mentor.
  • The fellowship is meant to provide an intensive scholarly experience for the student.  Students who receive an ACC-IAC Creativity and Innovation fellowship may not take summer session classes, nor have additional employment during the summer months.
  • Completion of the project requires the submission of an abstract and presentation of the scholarly work at Undergraduate Research Day, which is held in the fall semester on Parent’s Weekend.  Students may also be asked to represent Wake Forest University at the ACC Meeting of the Minds annual conference.
  • Applications are due February 8, 2019.

2019 ACC-IAC Mentor Endorsement will be emailed automatically to your mentor(s) when your application is submitted.

Please direct questions to Tammy Burke via email at

See previous projects supported by ACC-IAC

Download ACC-IAC program announcement for application requirements here:

ACC-IAC Grant Announcement – Fellows Program in Creativity and Innovation

ACC-IAC Creativity and Innovation Application

Click here to view or print a copy of the application