Our Funding Programs

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Fellowships in Big Data:

Deadline: The application period for the 2014-15 academic year is now closed.

The Jefferson Trust “Developing Students for Leadership in Data-intensive Research and Innovation” Award: The Jefferson Trust recently awarded the University of Virginia funding for student-based collaborations intended to promote new interdisciplinary interactions as a part of President Sullivan’s Big Data Initiative. Cross-disciplinary, collaborative experience will expose the students to the diversity of the big data landscape that characterizes UVa, promote new interactions among faculty members, and allow the students to inform curricular needs in Big Data. The Office of the Vice President for Research, in cooperation with the Data Science Institute, will administer this program as part of this emerging university-wide Presidential Initiative in Big Data. For more information, please visit the Big Data information page.

 

Dumas Malone Graduate Research Fellowship:

Deadline: The application period for the 2014-15 academic year is now closed.

These fellowships support the research of outstanding, advanced graduate students with a need to investigate archives or gather other information in a foreign country or countries. Fellowships are normally awarded to graduate students in architecture, history, politics, and/or international affairs. If no such student is forthcoming in a given year, the fellowship may be awarded to students in other disciplines.

Students must be nominated to apply for these fellowships through their home department or program. Departments must provide a cover letter that includes a priority ranking of nominations. More information can be found here.

 

Albert Gallatin Graduate Research Fellowship:

Deadline: The application period for the 2014-15 academic year is now closed.

Sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, these fellowships are awarded to support graduate students who are engaged in the research or writing of a dissertation in the broad area of "international affairs" and whose research requires travel.

Students must be nominated to apply for these fellowships through their home department or program. Departments must provide a cover letter that includes a priority ranking of nominations. More information can be found here.

 

The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) Summer Research Awards:

Deadline: The application period is now closed.

Sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Vice President for Research.The purpose of these awards is to stimulate preliminary dissertation research for students who are at or near the dissertation proposal stage. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to support graduate students as they visit archives and museums; engage in pre-field analysis and logistics and survey available sources in order to sharpen focus on a dissertation topic; and better position themselves for larger future dissertation research and writing awards. Eligibility: Applicants must be Ph.D. students in an arts, humanities or social sciences field who are no more than three years into their course of study (i.e., rising 4th years or earlier). More information can be found here.

 

GRAs in Automata Computing:

Deadline: The application period for the 2014-15 academic year is now closed.

With the creation of the UVA Center for Automata Computing, UVA's Vice President for Research and SEAS are making funding available for three one-year GRAs. The goal of this position is to help jump-start research involving automata and establish UVA as a nexus for research regarding this paradigm. More information can be found here.

 

The Leifur Eiriksson Foundation

Deadline: The application period for the 2014-15 academic year is now closed. Applications are normally due in early December.

The Leifur Eiríksson Foundation funds scholars from U.S. universities for graduate research or study at universities in Iceland, and scholars from universities in Iceland to conduct research or study at universities in the United States. Five to six scholarships are given every year. One scholarship per year (the Robert Kellogg Memorial Scholarship) is designated for a graduate student from Iceland to study at the University of Virginia, or a University of Virginia student to study in Iceland. Recipients are chosen by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Up to $25,000 in project costs, including travel to and from the research or study site will be paid on the scholar’s behalf. More information can be found here.