If selected, will there be replacement funds available for my institution to cover my position for the duration of the fellowship?
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.
If selected, what stipend amount can I expect?
Fellows can expect to be compensated at a rate of $5,000 per month.
If selected, how will I receive my stipend?
Upon acceptance, fellows will fill out a form and may elect to be paid through their institution or be paid directly.
Is there a residential option?
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.
Will there be an opportunity to come to the Virginia Humanities office and/or meet with the other fellows in person?
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.
What if I no longer live in Virginia, can I apply?
What if I went to a Virginia HBCU but transferred before I completed my degree?
Applicant must show proof of attendance. Preference will be given to those who have completed a degree at a Virginia HBCU.
What if I do not work at a Virginia HBCU, can I still apply?
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.
How long does the fellowship last?
The fellowship will begin in the summer of 2022 and conclude either at the end of the fall 2022 semester or whenever the agreed-upon end date is. These details will be worked out between Virginia Humanities, the individual, and their place of work upon acceptance. Please note that the fellowship will typically run for a period of six to nine months.
Will there be an opportunity to virtually discuss the application process?
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.
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