Wake Forest University students are a curious bunch, and they quickly discover they’ve come to the right place. The faculty share their expertise with the world, but they never forget the Forest in which they are rooted. And that means, among other things, a commitment and a sincere desire to work with undergraduates on research projects.

Students have opportunities to assist on long-term, faculty-initiated ventures. They can also pitch their own ideas and find a receptive audience of teacher-scholars who understand that symbiosis isn’t limited to the wild.

46: Number of undergraduate international research projects in the summers of 2021 and 2022 funded through the Richter Foundation; 16 countries to which they traveled for research

45: Students supported in the past four summers (2019-22) with Wake Forest Arts and Humanities Fellowships, which include:

  • a stipend of up to $4,000
  • the opportunity for on-campus housing for both summer sessions

Research areas include: English, dance, film studies, history, linguistics, literacy, music, and philosophy.

1 of every 11: Graduates in the past 10 years who conducted faculty-mentored research leading to a presentation at Undergraduate Research Day

44%: Portion of all Undergraduate Research Day presenters from 2010-22 declaring a primary major in non-STEM disciplines

200: Students supported in the last four summers (2019-2022) with Wake Forest Research Fellowships, which include a stipend of up to $4,000 and the opportunity for on-campus housing for both summer sessions

Research areas include: anthropology, art, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, environmental and sustainability studies, engineering, health and exercise science, math, philosophy, politics, psychology, physics, sociology, and Spanish.

Academic Cross-Pollination: Recent student major-faculty mentor combinations include:

  • Business and Enterprise Management-Sustainability: Sustainable business models and strategies in the U.S. and Japan
  • Politics-Art: Identity art in Mexico
  • Politics-Anthropology: Argentinian dictators
  • English-Physics: Thermodynamics and Gothic literature

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