Funding for student research is available at the Department of History and American Studies and via the University of Mary Washington. Many students use this funding to support research for their senior thesis projects. In doing so, History and American Studies majors have traveled to diverse locations both in the United States and abroad.
History and American Studies majors have won grants to conduct research projects at the Library Company in Philadelphia, the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, as well as at Princeton University and at the Harvard-Yenching Library Collection in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Students have also earned grants to pursue historical research project abroad, including work in the United Kingdom at the British Library, the Public Record Office (now the National Archives), the House of Lords Record Office, Lambath Palace Library, the Bodleian Library at Oxford, Aberystwyth (National Library of Wales), and elsewhere in Europe including the Commissioner for Stasi Records (the Stasi Archives) in Berlin and at diverse archives in Prague, the Czech Republic.
For more information on funding sources available for current students, see the links and/or applications forms below.
William B. Crawley, Jr. Endowment for Student Research – application and info