Research, Grants and Awards

Opportunities for Funding and Presenting Undergraduate Research

 

  • The People, Ideas, and Things (PIT) Journal is a scholarly, peer-reviewed, online journal run by and for University of North Carolina students.

    The broad lenses of people, ideas, and things are intended to offer undergraduates three flexible entry points for sharing scholarship about virtually any topic that is relevant to the UNC community.

    The PIT Journal invites submissions that take full opportunity of the affordances offered by publishing electronically on the Web including web texts, video essays, audio projects, visual projects, and mixed media projects. Presenting at the Spring PIT Research Conference may be reported to the Office of Undergraduate Research toward fulfillment of the Carolina Research Scholars designation. Please see the CRSP website for a description, including additional requirements for the certification).

  • CMPL students who complete either an honors thesis (CMPL 691 and 692) or two other research-intensive CMPL courses (such as CMPL 250 and 500) are eligible for the new Carolina Research Scholars Program. Please see the CRSP website for a description, including additional requirements for the certification).

  • The CAC is pleased to offer a new grant to undergraduate students working on an Honors Thesis on Asia. 
    http://carolinaasiacenter.unc.edu/opportunities/asia-honors-thesis-research-grant/

  • Various means of obtaining support and opportunities for presenting your work are listed on programs page of the Office of Undergraduate Research, including Applications for Travel Grants to present your work as well as information on the Celebration of Undergraduate Research.

  • The St. John’s Humanities Review is a graduate student-run journal at St John’s University in New York City.  While the editors of the journal are always interested in new and exciting essays or creative work of all types, this year’s issue hopes to feature work that fits under the broad heading of modernization and globalization.  We hope to receive submissions of scholarly or creative work that deal in some way with these themes: the focus may be on issues of modernism and /or post-modernism, on issues in post-colonial and/or global studies.  The approach may be primarily sociological and historical, or literary in nature.   What we want are submissions that address the theme(s) in new and exciting ways that allow our readers to see the multiplicity of angles and issues these broad headings generate.
    Please send your submissions to:
    St John’s Humanities Review
    Anna Sicari, editor
    sjuhumanities@gmail.com
    anna.sicari09@stjohns.edu
    by March 7, 2011

  • The Madison Journal of Literary Criticism is a new publication at UW-Madison devoted to publishing outstanding essays of undergraduate literary analysis, and the Journal is soliciting submissions of 7-20 pages for its first issue. This is an excellent and rare opportunity for undergraduate students to gain recognition for their work in literary criticism, while also distinguishing their CV through inclusion in a selective publication. Submissions and any questions can be sent tomjlc@rso.wisc.edu. The deadline is February 22, 2011.

Additional Opportunities for Funding and Presentation

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship offers full four-year financial support to one incoming freshman per year. This scholarship seeks to identify and reward students with exceptionally focused literary ability and promise. Please visit the link above to learn more and apply.

Undergraduate Essay Prize in Comparative Literature

This prize is to be awarded for the best essay written on a comparative or theoretical topic by an undergraduate in a CMPL course during the previous academic year. During each academic year, one essay will be nominated from each CMPL course open to undergraduates (excluding Literary Traditions courses).

The Werner P. Friederich Award for the Best Undergraduate Essay in Literary Traditions

This prize is to be awarded for the best essay written in a CMPL course that satisfies either Literary Traditions I or Literary Traditions II course during the previous academic year. During each academic year, one essay will be nominated from each Literary Traditions I and Literary Traditions II course.

Graduate Essay Prize in Comparative Literature

This prize is to be awarded for the best essay on a comparative or theoretical topic written by a graduate student in a CMPL course during the previous academic year. During each academic year, one essay will be nominated from each CMPL course open to graduate students.

The Eugene H. Falk Award for the Best Dissertation in Comparative Literature

This prize is to be awarded for the best dissertation written by a graduate student in Comparative Literature during the previous two years.

The Christopher Mead Armitage and Pauling Brooks Armitage Scholarship for Visiting Students at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford

This scholarship covers tuition, fees, accommodations, and food for one-term at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University. Students must apply to the study abroad program at St Edmund Hall along with the Study Abroad Scholarship application which is available at the UNC Study Abroad website.  The application will open on December 1 and the deadline is early January.

Annual award due dates:

Undergraduate Travel Awards: Applications due 15th of each month
Carolina Research Scholar: Transcript designation application due February 20

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship: Applications due Feb. 23
Celebration of Undergraduate Research: Applications due March 11; Abstracts due March 25; event held April 16