The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities offers residential 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.
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 the 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.
A selection committee consisting of VFH administrators and outside evaluators will choose a list of finalists, who will be interviewed by telephone. Fellowship recipients must be approved by the VFH Board of Directors. Applicants will receive notice of their acceptance or rejection in March.
Stipends and Sessions
The maximum fellowship stipend is $15,000 per semester. Fellowships are awarded for one semester or a full academic year.
For more information about the fellowship, please visit their website.
For information on other grants and prizes in history, see the “Awards and Fellowships” section of the AHA Calendar.