Fellowships in the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Fellowships are open to faculty members in the humanities, independent scholars, and others working on projects in the humanities. Applicants need not have advanced degrees, but VFH generally does not support work toward a degree. Postdoctoral applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for projects other than dissertation revisions. Former VFH fellows must wait three years before applying for another residential fellowship.


  • Create an Account – The first step, if you have not already done so will be to create a new account. (If you are an independent author or scholar, type “independent scholar” in place of the organization name.)
  • Complete Your Application – After creating your account you will log in and begin your application. Your application will include an abstract, full proposal, curriculum vita or resume and two references.
  • Letters of Recommendation– Letters should be mailed separately. Please have them sent to:
    VFH Fellowship Program
    145 Ednam Drive
    Charlottesville, VA 22903 or via email: VFHfellowships@virginia.edu

Should you have any questions please let us know: VFHfellowships@virginia.edu.


Information can be found below and on the VFH website: