Jefferson Scholars Foundation National Fellowship 2023/2024 Application Portal

This is to inform the general public that the Jefferson Scholars Foundation National Fellowship is currently ongoing for all interested Applicant. Do check out the registration form Requirement before you proceed to apply for the online application portal Process.

Jefferson Scholars Foundation National Fellowship Application Portal then proceed to apply online and also ensure you fill in the right information and details before applying online.

How to Apply for Jefferson Scholars Foundation National Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria for Jefferson Scholars Foundation National Fellowship

To be eligible for Jefferson Scholars Foundation National Fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Required Languages: English
    Eligible Countries: All World Countries.
  • An applicant must be a Ph.D. candidate who is expecting to complete his or her dissertation by the conclusion of the Fellowship year. This is not a post-doctoral fellowship.
  • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.
    Each Fellow is required to participate in two conferences, one in the fall and one in the spring.
  • The conferences provide a forum for presenting research and findings to the scholarly community at the Jefferson Scholars Foundation and the University of Virginia.
  • The spring conference, in particular, provides an opportunity to receive feedback from mentors who are also in attendance.
  • Expenses for both conferences are paid for by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation.
    Residence at the Jefferson Scholars Foundation is encouraged but not required for all Fellows, with the exception of the Jefferson Scholars/Hagley Library Dissertation Fellowship (which requires residence at the Hagley Libraryduring the academic year).
  • With the exception of the Jefferson Scholars/Hagley Library Fellow, Fellows who choose to be in residence will receive an additional stipend of $1,500 in lieu of costs associated with Fellows’ travel and lodging for the spring and fall conferences.
  • All Fellows, regardless of residency, are expected to participate in and contribute to the interdisciplinary community of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation.


How to Apply for Jefferson Scholars Foundation National Fellowship

Please follow the following instructions to avail this fellowship:

The application consists of the following materials and must conform to the stated word or page limits:

  • Applicant information sheet
    Project description (1,200 words) – describe your dissertation or book, state the thesis, explain how it contributes to or revises existing scholarship, and how or why you decided on this particular topic
  • Op-ed or blog post (750 words) – a published or sample op-ed (like those featured in the New York Times) or a published or sample blog post (like those appearing on that applies a major finding from your research to a current public policy problem
  • Bibliography (3 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae (2 pages)
    Writing sample (40 pages maximum) – selected sample should consist of one chapter from your dissertation with a one-page introduction that situates the chapter in the broader project OR an accepted/published journal article
  • TWO letters of recommendation (one of which must be from your advisor).
  • Letters of recommendation are initiated through the application process or may be sent to the
  • Selection Board at

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