Monday, September 19, 2011

Announcement: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellowship Competition

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities in Charlottesville, Va., offers residential fellowships to scholars in the humanities. The foundation's announcement of its 2012-13 fellowship competition follows. 

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities seeks proposals for projects that are intellectually stimulating, imaginative, and accessible to the public. We welcome proposals on subjects of public interest in any area of the humanities and currently encourage proposals on literature, religious studies, and the history and culture of the South Atlantic region. We invite proposals on subjects that complement VFH programs on violence; folklife; and African American, Virginia Indian, and other cultures and communities.

Fellows have private offices with free parking at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, located on a scenic property several miles from the University of Virginia. They hold visiting faculty privileges at the University of Virginia and have access to all UVa research and recreational facilities. UVa library books are delivered directly to the VFH. Although housing is not provided, there are many reasonably priced options available in and around Charlottesville.

We offer stipends up to $15,000 per semester; summer Fellows receive travel or housing funds only. Residencies may be for a semester, an academic year, or a summer term. Applicants need not have advanced degrees, but we do not support work toward a degree, nor do we typically support dissertation revisions. Former VFH Fellows must wait three years before applying for another fellowship.

The application deadline for 2012-13 is Dec. 1, 2011. Applications are accepted online.

For more information, visit VirginiaHumanities.org or email Ann White Spencer, VFH Fellowship Program, at aspencer@virginia.edu.

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