Davidson College is a recognized leader in undergraduate research, scholarship and creative work across academic disciplines.

In addition to research projects that may be integral parts of coursework, students have opportunities to design semester-long independent research courses, conduct thesis projects, collaborate with faculty members on research, and participate in paid summer research internships at Davidson and elsewhere.

Support for research and creative work comes from the college's annual budget and external grants. Summer research programs have also been supported by a variety of sources including The Duke Endowment, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities ICAN program, the Jesse Ball DuPont Foundation, and individual donors. As funding support has increased, the number of students participating in on campus research has grown.

Featured Funding Opportunities

Stories of Research at Davidson

Research Facilities

Davidson Colleges provides state-of-the-art research facilities for student-faculty research in the sciences, social sciences and humanities with top of the line laboratories, instrumentation, student studio space and soundproof music spaces. Explore a sampling of our on-campus research facilities.