Several of the general short-term fellowships are reserved for archaeologists whose work focuses on issues of slavery in the greater Chesapeake region and whose work would benefit from the use of the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery. For more information on the archive, please see

Short-term fellowships are awarded for periods of one, two, three or four months to doctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars from any country. 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 and pre-approved travel costs. Residential accommodation may be available on a limited basis.

Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Center during the course of the fellowship, and no awards are made for work carried on elsewhere. Fellows have access to Monticello's expert staff and research holdings as well as to the extensive resources of the Alderman Library at the University of Virginia. ICJS/DAACS fellows will be provided with work space as well as access to computers and archive staff. During their residencies, fellows are expected to deliver an informal 45 minute talk on their projects.

Applicants should submit one copy of a succinct description of the research project, including how archive data will be used (500 words), a one paragraph summary of the project, and a résumé. In addition, please arrange for two references to be sent directly to the Center at the address below.

Deadlines for Applications: 1 November

Address all materials to:

Fellowship Committee
Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies
Post Office Box 316
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Attention: Jillian Galle

Application questions should be addressed to Jillian Galle, Project Manager, The Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, 434-984-9873.

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).  Previous support has been provided by a grant from The Coca-Cola Company.