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William C. Friday Arts and Humanities Research Award

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities and Honors Carolina—with the generous support of the William C. Friday Leadership Fund—offer this opportunity for undergraduate students to assist former Faculty Fellows or Academic Leadership Fellows in their current research projects.



Students receive a $2,000 stipend through payroll in the semester they are employed.


Application Process

The next application cycle will launch in January 2025.

Students and Fellows will need to submit a joint application, and will need to submit the student’s resume, the faculty member’s C.V., and the research project proposal. The project proposal includes:

  1. An overview of the nature of the research
  2. Details of student’s role in the research project
  3. Explanation of how the research project fits into the academic goals of both applicants.

View a preview of the Friday Award application (PDF).




This opportunity is for undergraduate students and for IAH Faculty Fellows or Academic Leadership Fellows. In an effort to initiate and foster new collaborative partnerships, preference will be given to faculty/student pairings that have not previously worked together on funded research projects.


Funding Guidelines

Inappropriate use of funding is any expense besides direct payroll to students.

Reporting Requirement

Faculty will be asked to provide information to the Arts & Sciences Foundation about the impact of the funds working with students on their research.



For more information, contact:

Silas Webb
Program Administrator

Aspyn Fulcher
Honors Carolina Director of Student Development and Co-Curricular Programming


View the slides from an information session in November 2022.



Last updated: 5/30/24