Complete Application Form Including:

  • Proof of Virginia HBCU affiliation
  • Project Proposal (details in the application form)
  • Bibliography (not to exceed 4 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of institutional support and release (to be filled out by Academic Advisor, Dean, Department Chair, or another equivalent)
  • Submit two letters of recommendation (details in the application form)
  • All materials (including the letters of recommendation) must be submitted by the application deadline of – Friday, January 7, 2022.

Pictured: Virginia Department of Historic Resources archaeologist Tim Roberts (left) talks with undergraduate research assistant Tyler Busch. Photo by Justin Reid/Virginia Humanities

Fellowship Timeline

  • Friday, October 15, 2021 – Application window opens
  • Friday, January 7, 2022 – Application window closes
  • February, 2022 – Notification of awards
  • Friday, March 18, 2022 – Acceptance packet is due (Total cost of replacement – if necessary, start date and duration of fellowship, choice of interlocutor, signed letter of interest)
  • May/June, 2022 – Preliminary Q&A meeting with HBCU fellowship coordinator, Yahusef Medina
  • Summer, 2022 – Fellowship Begins

“Just to have that space and time to really think deeply about my project, to write, and do research, it was just such a gift.”

Kim O’Connell