National Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications

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March 15, 2021
Virginia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Political Science, Political History / Studies, Urban History / Studies, Business History / Studies, American History / Studies

The National Fellowship Program supports outstanding scholars at leading institutions of higher education who are completing dissertations in United States politics, with an emphasis on historical and institutional analyses of politics, public policy, and foreign relations. National Fellows have the opportunity to connect with and be a part of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation's interdisciplinary community of world-class Scholars and Fellows at the University of Virginia.

The National Fellowship, in a program change from previous years, funds up to four National Fellows per year to support dissertation research and writing, awarding each Fellow a stipend of $25,000 in their first year; $35,000 should they qualify for a second year. The Foundation assists the Fellow in choosing a senior scholar from their field to serve as a mentor and supports Fellows in assembling collaborative research networks focused on their area of expertise as it concerns broader policy-facing publics. National Fellows are expected to complete at least one extended (ca. 10-day) visit each year at the Foundation in Charlottesville, VA where they are provided with training in skills relevant to leadership in academic research and institutions of higher education and policy-making. Residency in Charlottesville is not required as part of the Fellowship, though Fellows are welcome to consider the option.

The deadline for completed applications is March 15, 2021. For more information and access to the online application, please visit, If you have questions about the National Fellowship Program, please email Linda Winecoff at


Contact Info: 

Linda Winecoff

Enrichment Coordinator, National Fellowship Administrator

Jefferson Scholars Foundation