Student Research Awards
The Student Research Award Program provides funding (up to $500) for undergraduates participating in research in biology or related fields (broadly defined) during the academic year. In particular, we hope to provide funds to students that will enable research opportunities they might not otherwise be able to undertake. The research is designed by the participant and a sponsoring faculty member and is conducted at the College of William & Mary; it is expected to eventually result in publication and/or presentation. Funding decisions are made three times per year, at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters and at the start of the summer term. Students participating in the exchange program with Hampton University, Norfolk State University, Virginia State University and Thomas Nelson Community College are also eligible to apply.
The number of recipients varies, and ranges from 10 - 20 awardees per semester. Research topics have included: spatial memory in birds, factors influencing the degradation of fungicides in agricultural runoff, the effects of heat shock on C. elegans embryogenesis, detector development for gene imaging, the mechanisms of nuclear import, and developmental characterization of a novel GABA transporter in Xenopus laevis.
Meet our Student Research Awardees: