The recipients of the VFH’s endowed and named fellowships are chosen as part of the standard review process. There is no need to apply for these fellowships specifically. However, proposals that address their criteria are welcomed.
Edna and Norman Freehling Fellowship
The Edna and Norman Freehling Fellowship in South Atlantic Studies was established by historian and VFH Senior Fellow William W. Freehling in honor of his parents. The Freehling Fellowship supports research and writing on the South Atlantic region, including the Caribbean South. Preference is given to projects that bridge the divide between academia and the general public.
Emilia Galli Struppa Fellowship
The Emilia Galli Struppa Fellowship in the Humanities supports original academic writing in history and literary studies as well as projects that help make historical and literary research accessible to a wide audience. The Struppa Fellowship was created by Daniele Struppa, Chapman University chancellor and former VFH Board member, in memory of his mother, a scholar and teacher of the Classics.
Robert C. Vaughan Fellowship
The Robert C. Vaughan Fellowship recipients are fondly called the “Fellows’ Fellows.” This fund honoring VFH President Robert C. Vaughan (founder of the Fellowship program) was created in 2009 by alumni Fellows who, in appreciation of their own Fellowship, want to ensure that others enjoy the same opportunity.
Create an Endowed or Named Fellowship
The Fellowship program relies on endowed and named fellowships. These fellowships can be named for a donor or someone the donor wishes to honor.