The ICJS fellowship program for domestic and international scholars promotes research of Jefferson’s life and times and the community at Monticello. Since its founding, the ICJS has hosted nearly 300 domestic and international scholars from the U.S. and 25 countries around the world, including Pulitzer-Prize winning historians Alan Taylor and Jack Rakove. The Center offers short-term fellowships that allow researchers and teachers to consult with Monticello scholars and librarians and to utilize the resources of the Jefferson Library and the University of Virginia libraries. Residential accommodation may be available on a limited basis. Jefferson-related projects using the Digital Archeological Archive of Comparative Slavery or Getting Word are encouraged.
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation currently has four fellowship and grant programs available:
- Short-term Fellowships for Jefferson-related projects: First Union and Batten (Domestic Scholars) and Peter Nicolaisen International Fellowships
- Fellowships for Projects Related to the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS)
- Barringer Research Fellowships for Teachers of American History (administered through Monticello's Education Department)
- Joint McNeil Center for Early American Studies Fellowships. Applicants should contact the McNeil Center; details are available at their web site: http://www.mceas.org/.
A list of recent ICJS and Barringer Fellows is available.