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For the 2023-24 academic cycle, UNC’s Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies is pleased to announce a new opportunity for event funding: 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 September 1 2023. Please note as well that grants awarded in the 2023-24 cycle are for money to be spent between 1 September 2023 and 30 June 2024. Those who wish to apply for money to be spent after 1 July 2024 should apply for a grant for the 2024-25 cycle, for which applications will be open on 1 January 2024.

All proposals for the 2023-24 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.