Lulu Miller and Wes Swing collaborated on a live-scored reading from Miller's forthcoming book "Why Fish Don't Exist" at the Bridge PAI on Sunday, 10/22/17.

Public Humanities Fellowship Eligibility

  • Fellows must be eighteen years or older, reside in Virginia or be affiliated with a Virginia college or university, and be working on a project that is relevant to communities within Virginia.
  • Direct affiliation with a college or university is not required. 
  • We’re especially interested in applicants with experience engaging large, diverse, public audiences.

Pictured: Virginia Humanities Fellow Lulu Miller gives a public talk in 2017. Photo by Pat Jarrett/Virginia Humanities

Deliverables and Expectations 

We encourage proposals that engage public audiences in creative, novel, and meaningful ways.  

Fellows are required to dedicate a substantial amount of their time towards their identified topic area throughout the duration of the fellowship and are advised to take a leave of absence from their primary places of work.  

This fellowship has a public program requirement. At the conclusion of the four-month fellowship, developed research will be presented to a public audience in coordination with Virginia Humanities or the Library of Virginia. 

The final fellowship project deliverable should result in something that a public audience can engage with, learn from, or experience such as:  

  • Websites /Digital Projects 
  • Publicly accessible archives 
  • Books 
  • Scholarly journal articles 
  • Exhibits 
  • Podcasts 
  • Oral Histories