About Our Public Humanities Fellowships
All Public Humanities Fellows will receive a $15,000 stipend to support their projects. If desired, Fellows may complete their four-month fellowship in residence—at Virginia Humanities’ public humanities center in Charlottesville, or the Library of Virginia in Richmond—or virtually.
Fellows will receive access to both the University of Virginia’s library system and the archives available at the Library of Virginia to complete their projects. They will become part of a community of fellows working on innovative humanities topics in the public interest and will have the opportunity to share their ideas with other fellows working in related fields. They will also have the opportunity to participate in programs such as our With Good Reason radio show and podcast, Virginia Festival of the Book’s Shelf Life, and the Library of Virginia’s UncommonWealth blog.
Preference will be given to projects that engage the public in meaningful and creative ways and explore issues around public humanities topics related to subjects such as history, literature, religion, community stories.
- March 15, 2022: Applications will open
- June 1, 2022: Application deadline
- July 2022: Decisions announced
- September 2022: Fellowships may begin as early as September 1, 2022.
- June 2023: Fellowship projects should conclude no later than June 30, 2023.