The Khachig Tololyan Fund for the Study of Diasporas and Transnationalism

The Khachig Tölölyan Fund for the Study of Diasporas and Transnationalism

The College of Letters invites juniors enrolled full time at Wesleyan or a Wesleyan program overseas who plan to write an Honors thesis or its equivalent (a performance, an exhibit) in any Department of the Humanities and the Arts (Division I), the Social Sciences (Division II), or in interdisciplinary Programs that have a Humanities department as a participant to apply for this prize.

The Khachig Tölölyan Fund supports a monetary prize for second-semester juniors to be used to buy the successful applicant some free time in the summer before senior year to start research on Honors theses on particular topics more fully described here:

Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 8, 2022 and consists of:
A proposal for or description of a senior thesis, 1,000-1,500 words in length.
An informal academic transcript.
Two letters of recommendation from Wesleyan faculty, one of whom must be the probable supervisor of the Honors thesis. If the supervisor has not yet been determined, two letters from instructors familiar with the student’s work in fields relevant to the project will suffice.

A form for uploading your documents is available on the COL web page (listed above).

If you have any questions, please email