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Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Residential Fellowships

October 10, 2012


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 VFH generally does not support work toward a degree. Postdoctoral applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for projects other than dissertation revisions. Former VFH Fellows must wait three years before applying for another fellowship. Former Fellows are welcome to apply for space (without stipend) at any time.


The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities offers fellowships to scholars and writers in the humanities. We seek applications that are intellectually stimulating, imaginative, and accessible to the public. There are no restrictions on topic, and applications are invited from across the broad spectrum of the humanities. The maximum fellowship stipend is $15,000 per semester. Fellowships are awarded for one semester or a full academic year.

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities shares a scenic property with the Boar’s Head Inn on Rt. 250 West, several miles from the University of Virginia. If you are selected to be a Fellow, you will have a private, sunny office equipped with a computer and internet connection. Fellows share a printer and photocopier. The VFH building has kitchen facilities, meeting space, a lounge, and ample parking. The Boar’s Head property offers spacious lawns, shady spots, and two ponds with resident ducks and geese.

In addition to the Fellowship Program, the VFH is home to numerous arts and cultural programs, including the Center for the Book, the Virginia Festival of the Book, Encyclopedia Virginia, Virginia Folklife, With Good Reason, and BackStory with the American History Guys. Fellows have the opportunity to get to know VFH staff members and become involved, formally or informally, in a variety of public humanities projects. If you’re in residence during the spring term, for instance, you may be asked to serve as a panelist or moderator in the Virginia Festival of the Book. Fellows also appear on With Good Reason, a VFH Radio program.


The deadline is December 1, 2017



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