Our research fellowships are funded by a matching grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and gifts from individuals. We offer fellowships of up to three weeks a year. For the purpose of this program, a week is defined as five days in the research library, which is open 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday.
Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowships cover the broad sweep of Virginia and American history. They support research in the following general categories of study, but are not limited to:
Political, constitutional, religious, military, and Black studies
Business history, economic history, and labor relations
Gender, women’s, and LGBTQ+ studies
Social, cultural, and literature studies
We confer fellowships on the basis of the applicants’ scholarly qualifications, the merits of their proposals, and the appropriateness of their topics, as demonstrated by citation to specific sources in our collections. Applicants whose research promises to result in significant publication, including the Virginia Magazine of History & Biography, will receive primary consideration.
Deadline: Jan. 27, 2023