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The deadline for 2020-2021 fellowships is December 1, 2019.

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Eligibility and Selection Process

Fellowships are open to faculty members in the humanities, independent scholars, and others working on projects in the humanities. Applicants need not have advanced degrees, but Virginia Humanities generally does not support work toward a degree. Postdoctoral applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for projects other than dissertation revisions. Former Virginia Humanities fellows must wait three years before applying for another residential fellowship.

Virginia Humanities reserves the right to award or deny fellowships on the grounds of merit, relevance to the organization’s goals, and availability of funds or space.

A selection committee consisting of Virginia Humanities administrators and outside evaluators will choose a list of finalists, who will be interviewed by telephone. Fellowship recipients must be approved by the organization’s Board of Directors. Applicants will receive notice of their acceptance or rejection in March.

Application Process

  • Create an Account – The first step, if you have not already done so will be to create a new account. (If you are an independent author or scholar, type “independent scholar” in place of the organization name.)
  • Complete Your Application – After creating your account you will log in and begin your application. Your application will include an abstract, full proposal, curriculum vita or resume and two references.
  • Letters of Recommendation– Letters should be mailed separately. Please have them sent to:
    Virginia Humanities Fellowship Program
    145 Ednam Drive
    Charlottesville, VA 22903 or via email: [email protected]

Should you have any questions please let us know: [email protected].