Nominations (through departments) due March 14, 2016 by 5:00pm.
Fellowship recipients will be announced March 30, 2016.
The trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc., established the Dumas Malone Fellowship in honor of Mr. Malone's service to the University and the Foundation. The fellowship was initiated to support the research of outstanding, advanced graduate students with a need to investigate archives, or other repositories of information, in a foreign country or countries. The fellowship normally will be awarded, annually, to eligible students in the School of Architecture and the Departments of History and/or Politics. In the event that no such student is forthcoming in a given year, the fellowship may be awarded to any other graduate student whose research is related to the interests of Mr. Jefferson, regardless of field or discipline.
Student applications/nominations should be routed through the home department/program. Departments should submit all applications/nominations at once. Departments must include a cover letter that includes a priority ranking of applications/nominations.
Applications/nominations should include:
1. A cover letter;
2. A two-page, single-spaced description of the study to be undertaken (written by the applicant/nominee);
3. Two letters of reference from faculty, or others familiar with the project;
4. A U.Va. transcript (unofficial transcript is satisfactory);
5. A statement of all other awards, including amounts, for which the applicant/nominee has applied during the same time period and for the same research proposal;
6. A curriculum vitae (CV); and
7. A detailed budget outlining specific research-related travel and expenditures.
Please review the sample budget for guidance.
The award will not fund University tuition, fees or student health insurance premiums.
Applicants in Arts & Sciences may request relief from teaching obligations in one or both terms to facilitate dissertation research away from Charlottesville. In such cases, the award will provide $5K in fellowship funds per term to replace the wage portion of a student’s standard living support from the Graduate School so that the student will remain fully funded. The duration of the relief (one or two terms) must be clearly justified by the scope and timeline of the research as outlined in proposal.
Please direct questions to the Office of the Vice President for Research at email@example.com. Electronic submission of application materials by the Departments to firstname.lastname@example.org is encouraged. Paper materials may be hand delivered to 2023 Ivy Road or sent by messenger mail to P.O. Box 400882.
N.B. : Dumas Malone funds will be available for disbursement to those receiving and award, on or after September 1, 2016.