About the Fellowship
The cohort of six K-12 Educator Fellows will spend nine months creating two learning experiences with lesson plans (designed around the current Virginia Standards of Learning) and aid in planning a professional development offering in collaboration with other fellows and Virginia Humanities staff. Fellows will be given a stipend of $4000.00, a 360-degree camera, and two relevant books needed for research. Fellows will also be given unique opportunities for collaborations with specialists in their areas of interest as well as Virginia Humanities staff.
Fellows will be paid $4,000 in three installments.
- $1,000 on May 31, 2022
- $1,000 on Aug. 31, 2022
- $2,000 when all deliverables are turned in on Nov. 30, 2022
- Nov. 8, 2021 applications open
- Jan. 7, 2022 application deadline
- Feb. 2022 decisions announced
- Mar. 2022 Fellowship starts
- Nov. 2022 Fellowship ends
All fellows are strongly encouraged to focus lessons on historically excluded populations and peoples. Lesson plans and learning experiences created as part of the fellowship will be available online and free to all educators.
At the end of the fellowship, the goal is that the fellows will walk away equipped with deeper knowledge of both national and Virginia history, as well as a more profound understanding of how to bring the humanities into the classroom. Throughout this process, fellows will reflect extensively on how to create truly inclusive classroom experiences and will work collaboratively both with the cohort and with the Virginia Humanities team. We understand many educators are already doing this work and do not want to heavily add to these workloads — we encourage fellows to build upon work they might already be doing to help make their work accessible to other educators and classrooms.
Virginia Humanities is wholly invested in cultivating partnerships that embody our commitment to inclusion, which is increasingly reflected in our cultural programming statewide. We deeply value the voices and work of marginalized communities and strongly encourage educators who represent the diverse and intersecting identities that contribute to the fabric of Virginia to apply for this fellowship.
For more information or questions contact Emma Ito at firstname.lastname@example.org.