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For the 2024-25 academic cycle, UNC’s Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies is pleased to open the competition for Dorothy F. Wiley MEMS Grants. These awards, which are described in more detail here, fall into two categories:

  1. Colloquium Grants (2-year renewable, up to $5,000 each year): Wiley Colloquium grants are awarded to individuals or small groups of faculty and/or graduate students who aim to establish a regular or semi-regular speaker venue, lecture series, or colloquium that hosts scholars from institutions outside UNC.
  2. Symposium Grants (one-time, up to $7,000): Wiley Symposium Grants are awarded to individuals or small groups of faculty and/or graduate students who aim to support a one-time event involving in some way a scholar or scholars from outside the UNC community.

All UNC premodern faculty are eligible to apply for a Wiley Grant; graduate students are also eligible to apply, provided that they can identify a faculty advisor who has agreed to oversee the administration of the Grant.

To apply for a Wiley Grant, please download the application form here. Once you’ve filled it out, please submit it along with an up-to-date curriculum vitae to, cc-ing both Dr. Taylor Cowdery ( and Emily Youree (

Please note that the due date for all Wiley Grant Applications is March 15 2024. Please note as well that grants awarded in the 2024-25 cycle are for money to be spent between 1 July 2024 and 30 June 2025. Those who wish to apply for money to be spent after 1 July 2025 should apply for a grant for the 2025-26 cycle, for which applications will be open on 15 January 2025.

All proposals for the 2024-25 Wiley Grants will be evaluated by the MEMS Advisory Board, and awards will be decided upon by majority vote. Please note that the Board cannot consider incomplete applications.