The Waco F. Childers Jr. Research Fellowship in History

The Department of History is accepting student applications for the Waco F. Childers Jr. Research Fellowship in History.  In order to facilitate a research project in collaboration with a history faculty member, up to two (2) students may receive between $5000 and $7000 for the 2020-21 academic year, which includes summer 2020, and which could begin as early as Spring Semester 2020.

The Fellowship is competitive. Priority will be given to History majors, but non-History majors are eligible to apply.

The successful applicant will conduct collaborative research with a professor in the Department of History. The nature of that collaboration is open-ended. For example, the student could serve as a mentee to a faculty mentor’s research program or pursue a personal research agenda with the faculty mentor serving as supervisor.

The range of fundable expenses includes but is not limited to fellowship/stipend support for the student, research-related travel to archives and other relevant destinations, and materials and supply costs related to the project.

The funding cycle for the Fellowship is Furman’s academic year, but the successful applicant is not required to complete the project within that one-year window.

Applications will be accepted immediately and be considered on a rolling basis until March 15th, 2020 If the funds are not awarded in the initial application cycle, late applications will be considered up to June 30th, 2020.

Please direct any questions about the Fellowship to Dr. Erik Ching, Professor of History and Director of Undergraduate Research,, 864-294-2119.

To apply for the Waco F. Childers Jr. Research Fellowship in History, please complete the form found here.