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 AIM Program

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.

Student Opportunities

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