Short-term Fellowships for Jefferson-related projects
Short-term fellowships are awarded for periods of one, two, three or four months to doctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars from any country working on Jefferson-related projects. At least one fellowship will be reserved for related research topics in African-American History and in archaeology for fellows using the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery.
Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies (ICJS), where they will have access to Monticello's expert staff and research holdings at the Jefferson Library as well as those of the University of Virginia. During their residencies, fellows are expected to deliver an informal 45 minute talk on their projects.
The short-term fellowship awards carry a stipend of $2,000 per month plus pre-approved travel costs for scholars from the United States and Canada. The International Fellowship awards include a stipend for $3,000 per month plus pre-approved travel costs. Residential accommodation may be available on a limited basis. Because ICJS is located in a rural setting with no public transportation, it is neccessary for fellows to either rent a car, bring their own car, or make arrangements with a local cab company for transportation.
Applicants should submit a succinct description of the research project (500 words), a one-paragraph summary of the project, and a résumé. Two references should be sent directly to the Center at the address below. Application deadline is November 1.
Address all materials to:
Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies
Post Office Box 316
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Telephone (434) 984-7500
Fax (434) 296-1992
Short-term fellowships and travel grants are underwritten by endowments established for this purpose by the Batten Foundation and Wachovia Corporation (formerly First Union National Bank of Virginia).