Undertaking original research in manuscript collections or rare published materials can be one of the most exciting aspects of your honors work.
In some cases, students will discover that travel is necessary in order to have access to such materials. In other cases, you may wish to purchase a xerographic or microfilmed copy of a particularly critical document. The History Department and Wellesley College offer several sources of funding to help students defray such expenses, and honors candidates are encouraged to investigate these promptly.
The F.A.O. Schwarz Foundation Scholarship
Established in memory of Professor Henry Schwarz, former chair of the Wellesley College History Department.
Through the generosity of the F.A.O. Schwarz foundation, the History Department can now make a limited number of grants to support student research in the honors program. Grants ranging from $500 to $2500 will be made primarily to support research during the summer before the senior year. In some years, smaller grants may also be made to support short research trips during the fall and winter. For application forms, click here or come to the History Department office. In addition, each Schwarz scholar will receive a stipend of $1000.
Deadline: Applications should be submitted with thesis proposals. Selected fellowship recipients will be announced during the second week of May.
The Jerome A. Schiff Fellowship
Made possible through a generous gift from the Jerome A. Schiff Charitable Trust and administered by the Wellesley College Committee on Curriculum and Instruction (CCI), Schiff Fellowships are merit awards intended to support the scholarly work of students enrolled in the senior honors program. Awards range from $2000 to $3000, and students from all departments and programs are eligible to apply. For more information, click here.
Student Research Grants (Office of the Dean of the College)
The Office of the Dean of the College administers a number of grants to support student research and travel. The maximum amount of these awards is $750. For more information, click here.
Deadline: Accepted year-round