Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

As a W&L student, you can apply for one of hundreds of research stipends to partner with a professor or undertake an independent research project, on-campus or further afield. What begins as a summer job can develop into a long-term collaboration. Author a paper in an academic journal. Co-present with your professor at an international conference. Dive deep and develop the skills that will give you a taste of — and a head-start on — postgraduate life.

  • The Advanced Immersion and Mentoring (AIM) initiative provides incoming first-year students with immersive academic opportunities across the liberal arts. First-year students research alongside faculty and current students. The available disciplines change from year to year, but past research opportunities have included archaeology, journalism, STEM, theatre/dance/film, and experiential learning.
  • Student Summer Independent Research - Supports rising seniors in their own research or creative interest in the humanities. 
  • Summer Research Scholars - Supports collaborative research with faculty members during the summer.
  • Johnson Opportunity Grants - Supports independent student projects, including internships, conference travel, service or research projects around the world.
  • Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Collaborative Grants - Supports pairs of U.S. and international students in developing and realizing a summer project in the home country of the international student.

Undergraduate Research

W&L invests heavily in student research, whether independent or in partnership with faculty.

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