Immerse yourself in the study of Western history and culture.

Delve deeply into the history and culture of Europe and the Mediterranean from the golden age of Greece to the upheaval of World War I. Robinson Honors Fellows pursue projects that explore art, literature, music, history, politics, economics, philosophy or religion.

Designed for students who possess extraordinary capability and imagination, the Robinson Honors Fellowship provides up to $6,000 to support domestic or international learning experiences.




Marcus Valcarce-Aspegren, Ori Hashmonay, Alex LaGrand and Abby Gancz. 2016 Robinson Honors Fellow
2016 Robinson Honors Fellows. Left to right: Marcus Valcarce-Aspegren, Ori Hashmonay, Alex LaGrand and Abigail Gancz

Four students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as the first recipients of the 2016 Anne L. and S. Epes Robinson Honors Fellowship, which provides funding for students who propose a program of study wholly focused on some aspect of the history and culture of the West, including Europe and the Mediterranean region, from 5th century B.C.E. to 1920.

Click here to read about Abigail Gancz, Ori Hashmonay, Alex LaGrand, and Marcus Valcarce-Aspegren.

The fellowship is open to all Carolina students who meet the eligibility criteria. To be chosen as a Robinson Honors Fellow, an applicant must give convincing evidence of exceptional ability and promise through the application, recommendations, and personal interview. The proposed fellowship experience should be one that will allow the recipients to study the humanities and the ideas that have molded Western society and form the foundation of Western culture.

Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.

Anne and Epes Robinson

The Robinson Honors Fellowship was established with a gift from Carolina alumni Anne L. Robinson and S. Epes Robinson.

Application Deadline

Wednesday, March 22nd

Drop-in Proposal Review Sessions

Wednesday, November 30 (4:00-6:00 pm)
011 Graham Memorial

Thursday, January 19, 2017 (4:00-6:00 pm)
011 Graham Memorial


Gina Difino
Director of Burch Programs
and Honors Study Abroad
(919) 962-9680