Albert Gallatin Graduate Research Fellowship

The trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc., established the Albert Gallatin Fellowship to support outstanding, advanced graduate students engaged in the research or writing of a dissertation in the broad area of "international affairs." While not limited by discipline, "international affairs" may be taken to mean the study of political, economic, social, and/or legal processes across cultures or countries. Multinational studies are preferred over single-country studies.

Awards will be announced by Friday, April 7.  Albert Gallatin funds will be available for disbursement to those receiving an award, on or after August 1, 2023 for research to be undertaken during the 2023-24 academic year. 

Students who plan to travel internationally will be required to demonstrate that their travel has been approved by the International Studies Office prior to the disbursement of funds.  Please see here for more information.


Applicants must be current Ph.D. students researching in or writing a dissertation in the broad area of "international affairs". 


Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Application Materials

  1. A two-page, single-spaced description of the study to be undertaken
  2. Two letters of reference from faculty, or others familiar with the project
  3. A UVA transcript (unofficial transcript is satisfactory)
  4. A statement of all other awards, including amounts, for which the applicant has applied during the same time period and for the same research proposal
  5. A curriculum vitae (CV)
  6. A detailed budget outlining specific research-related travel and expenditures (optional template)

Note:  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 $6K in fellowship funds per term to replace the wage portion of a student’s standard living support. 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.  Students who are scheduled to be on full fellowship (and not teach) during the semester(s) of proposed research should not request additional funds for teaching relief.  Any requests for living support in excess of that provided through teaching relief and other fellowship funds must be clearly justified.  


For questions, please contact the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs at

Submit applications here.