The Willson Center is an active supporter of scholarly research in the humanities and arts. Willson Center Fellowships provide faculty with time to engage in research and creative activity. The Willson Center Graduate Research Award provides support to arts and humanities graduate students for relevant expenses related to completion of their terminal degree.
The Willson Center Faculty Research Cluster (FRC) program supports groups of faculty who are organized to address large-scale humanities and arts questions in partnership with colleagues from allied departments, colleges, centers, and institutes. The program is designed to build research capacity in the humanities and arts and increase the profile and competitiveness of faculty for grants and support. Faculty Research Clusters are funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research through the University of Georgia Research Foundation.
The Willson Center also maintains collaborative associations with various independent research organizations in the humanities and arts.