Davidson College and several external organizations offer funding that supports students conducting undergraduate research. Additionally, there are multiple avenues you can pursue in getting your work published.
If you are interested in either of the research opportunities listed below, talk with a member of the History Department to learn more information and allow enough time to prepare/apply.
The endowment funds programs and projects related to philosophy, ethics, politics, economics, public health, world affairs, and comparative religion. Awards for travel and research are available up to $3,200. Applications are generally due in early November. Additional awards may be available in the spring.
The DRI summer program fosters collaborative student-faculty research in all of the liberal arts disciplines. Maximum stipend is $3,500. Interested students should identify a member of the Davidson faculty who will be available to serve as a mentor, and submit a research proposal and other application materials to the program director by late January.
Your research proposal should include the following sections:
The institute offers multiple fellowships, as well as the History Scholar Awards. Visit the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History for more information.
This unique research opportunity is held for three weeks during the summer before students enter their senior year. The focus is American history, 1776-1861. Students conduct original research using the outstanding archives in Philadelphia, including the American Philosophical Society, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Only 10 students are accepted each year. Visit the SHEAR/Mellon Foundation online for more information or contact Professor Sally McMillen.