Yes, replacement funds are available and will be distributed based upon the need of the institution. Also, once applicants are selected, their institution will fill out a budget form indicating the cost of replacement.

Fellows can expect to be compensated up to $5,000 per month. Exact funds for the fellowship will be determined upon acceptance of the fellowship.

Upon acceptance, fellows will fill out a form and may elect to be paid through their institution or be paid directly.

This is a non-residential fellowship, designed to provide more flexibility and consideration for individuals that are unable to travel due to the pandemic or otherwise. However, if applicants demonstrate a need for residency in the application form, then options will be considered on a per-case basis.

Depending on the status of the pandemic, there will be several opportunities to visit our office in Charlottesville and meet with the other fellows in person.


Applicant must show proof of attendance. Preference will be given to those who have completed a degree at a Virginia HBCU.

If the applicant is an alum of a Virginia HBCU, they are eligible to apply. If they did not attend a Virginia HBCU then they must be a faculty member at a Virginia HBCU. Affiliation to a Virginia HBCU must be in either the capacity of alumni or current faculty.

The fellowship term can last up to 9 consecutive months or one academic year. Fellows are typically scheduled to begin the fellowship term at the start of the academic year. However, scheduling details will be determined upon acceptance.

Yes, at least two zoom meetings will be scheduled (TBD) to give interested parties an opportunity to learn more about the application and the process.

More Information

For more information or questions contact Yahusef Medina, director of community initiatives, at ymedina@virginia.edu.