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Publishing in Undergraduate Journals

The People, Ideas, and Things (PIT) Journal 

PIT 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).

For more information contact: Dr. Dan Anderson –

The St. John’s Humanities Review

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.
Form more information contact: Anna Sicari, editor – or

Health Humanities Journal

The Health Humanities Journalof UNC-Chapel Hill is an interdisciplinary journal that works to inspire and facilitate interdisciplinary thinking and collaborative work related to health, illness, caregiving and medicine. This publication allows for dialogue, meaning-making, and multiple representations of the body, mind, health/illness, and experiences dealing with the medical system. Submission categories include (but are not limited to): narratives, fiction, poetry, academic research, opinion pieces, book reviews, interviews, artwork, and photography. Works by UNC students published in the journal are eligible for the annual Walker Percy Prize. For more information contact the editorial team –


Sponsored by Film Studies in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill, Aspect is a student-led journal for criticism of film, television, video games and other screen-based media. They publish an annual volume of scholarly essays, and they continually add content throughout the year that includes reviews, coverage of local festivals and events, top ten lists and more. Articles are authored by current and former students. For more information contact the editorial team –

Cellar Door

Cellar Door is the oldest undergraduate literary journal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Published twice annually, the magazine has continually published the best poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art of the undergraduate student body since 1973. Cellar Door publishes in print and online, seeking to showcase the best poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and visual art on both platforms. The print editions, published each fall and spring, are judged and receive prizes, and are available for free across campus. Online, you’ll find additional content, reviews, and interviews with writers and artists, as well as the same caliber of original, vibrantly creative work that the print edition is known for. For more information contact the Editor-in-Chief –

UNC Database for Scholarships and Fellowships

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Scholarships targeted to ECL Students

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship 

This unprecedented program for student writers—funded at roughly the same level as the University’s prestigious Morehead Scholarship—provides a full scholarship to one incoming freshman each year for four years, beginning in fall 2002. The scholarship is not limited to fiction writers: applications are welcomed from student poets, playwrights, fiction writers and journalists across the country, and each Wolfe Scholar will be a young writer who shows extraordinary promise.

The Wanda Chappell Scholarship 

Juniors and seniors are eligible for this award, designed for a student who is an English major and a Creative Writing minor, who qualifies for financial aid from the University, and who demonstrates a serious interest in the publishing world. This scholarship program was initially funded by Random House, in memory of Wanda Chappell ‘81.

The Angela B. Collins Scholarship 

This is a needs-based award—made possible by Charles B. Collins of Rockingham, N.C.—meant to assist students who are Creative Writing minors. For more information on the Chappell and Collins Scholarships, please contact the Director of Creative Writing Daniel Wallace.

Robinson Honors Fellowship

Delve deeply into the history and culture of Europe and the Mediterranean from the golden age of Greece to the upheaval of World War I. Robinson Honors Fellows pursue projects that explore art, literature, music, history, politics, economics, philosophy or religion. Designed for students who possess extraordinary capability and imagination, the Robinson Honors Fellowship provides up to $6,000 to support domestic or international learning experiences. More information can be found on the Honors Carolina website.

Beinecke Scholarship

The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants. More information can be found on the Honors Carolina website.

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

This scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, housing, and most meals for the Michaelmas term at St Edmund Hall. The scholarship may be awarded to one UNC-CH undergraduate student in the Arts and Humanities each year. Once awarded, scholarships are not transferable to a later semester. 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.

Undergraduate Travel Awards

SURF: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is one of many programs administered through OUR and designed to enhance the educational experience of undergraduates by engaging them in research opportunities.

Robert E. Bryan Fellowships

The Robert E. Bryan Fellowship in the APPLES Service-Learning program is designed for undergraduate student teams interested in creating social impact locally and/or globally through the creation of an innovative project that addresses a community-identified need.

Carolina Enrichment Experience Scholarship

The Carolina Experience Enrichment Scholarship, or CEES, is a $1,000 summer fellowship that was established to financially empower students like us to supplement their education with a study, unpaid internship, or volunteer experience.

**Please visit the Study Abroad Office’s website for a listing of different Scholarships**

Study Abroad Programs

UNC Honors Shakespeare in London and Oxford

Spend the summer studying Shakespeare through performance in London and Oxford. Students attend about 10 performances in London, Oxford, and Stratford-upon-Avon — such as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Richard II,” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” — then write reviews and meet to discuss their analyses as to how the text was adapted to the stage. In Oxford, the program takes up residence in St. Edmund Hall, a college in the University of Oxford that dates to the early 14th century.

UNC Literature and Culture in Dublin

Experience Dublin through its literature, hone your writing skills, and earn general education credit (CI, LA) on this three-week faculty-led study abroad program. Enjoy an immersive experience that includes both classroom work and experiential learning. Read works of Irish literature and then through guided walking tours, museum visits, and a trip to Northern Ireland, explore the art, culture, and environs that inspired them and their creators. Experience firsthand the essential connections between literature and place, between art and life.

Pittsburgh-London Film Program

Open to UNC students, the Pittsburgh-London Film Program aims to provide students with a uniquely rich academic and cultural experience, combining the highest level of academic expertise with the world class production skills of the Derek Jarman Lab. All the courses on the program take London as their focus and all seek to mix production with history and analysis. You must have some film studies experience.

UNC Literature and Diplomacy at King’s College London

Study at King’s College London (KCL) for 6 weeks over the summer and earn 6 credits. Best of both worlds! In the first three weeks of the program, participants take a UNC course, CMPL/PWAD 489 Epic, Empire, and Diplomacy, taught by UNC professor, Dr. Ted Leinbaugh. In the second three weeks of the program, participants take one KCL course taught by local faculty, affording students the opportunity to experience the British education system.

King’s College London Exchange Program

King’s welcomes students currently enrolled in universities outside the UK to participate in one of our Study Abroad programmes. You can study abroad at King’s College London either as an exchange* student – through one of our exchange partner universities – or as an independent student, for which a tuition fee is required. We also work with three provider organisations: Arcadia, IFSA-Butler and ISA. You can apply for the full academic year (from September to June) or for one semester only (either September-December or January-June).

Additional Opportunities

The Office for Undergraduate Research

They have a plethora of scholarship and funding opportunities for the summer, travel, symposiums, presentations, and more.

Carolina Research Scholar

Program fosters and expands engagement in undergraduate research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 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.

Celebration of Undergraduate Research

The Celebration of Undergraduate Research is a research symposium that showcases and encourages meaningful UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate research in all disciplines. Students can also use the Celebration as an opportunity to meet potential faculty advisors and to find out about research opportunities at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Honors Carolina

Offers fellowship opportunities for students who want to conduct research in Chapel Hill or create their own unique learning experience and travel the world.

Office of Distinguished Scholars

They are run out of the Honors Carolina Program and have a database of scholarships that students can apply to before, during, and after their undergraduate studies.