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 for academic year 2024-2025 will be announced by Monday, April 1.  Albert Gallatin Fellowship funds will be available for disbursement to those receiving an award by August 1, 2024 for research to be undertaken during the 2024-25 academic year.  Please note that the Albert Gallatin Fellowship does not provide funds for research over the summer, either prior to or following the 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 advanced Ph.D. students researching in or writing a dissertation in the broad area of "international affairs." 


Friday, March 1, 2024

Application Questions

Applications must be submitted via the Academic Works application portal here.  In addition to the questions provided below, students must also obtain two references from faculty members familiar with the research proposal.  References will be prompted to complete an online form (or submit a letter) via academic Works once their names and contacts are entered into the portal. Students should therefore initiate this request as soon as possible.  

  • Former Sources of Support (up to 150 words): Please list any sources of support that you have already received for this research, including: Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Research Awards; Dumas Malone Graduate Research Fellowship; Albert Gallatin Research Fellowship; or other internal or external awards. If applicable, please indicate the dates and amounts received from these programs.
  • Background and Project Description (up to 500 words): Please describe your project for a non-specialist audience. What is the motivation for this work? What are the specific activities proposed? How will the specific project advance your progress toward degree completion?
  • Timeline (250 words): Please provide a clear timeline for your project proposal and indicate how these activities articulate with your degree-related milestones. Why is this timeframe (semester/academic year) opportune for the completion of this research? As a reminder, Albert Gallatin Award funds may only be used for projects completed during the academic year. Summer support—either preceding or following—the academic year is not provided by this program.
  • Preparation and Feasibility (up to 250 words): What preparation is necessary to complete this work? What steps have already been taken and what remains? Applicants should address as relevant: preliminary visits to field sites; archival surveys; language training; necessary permissions from local officials; and safety and security. How have you determined that the proposed work can be completed within the timeframe defined and with the resources requested?
  • Additional Sources of Support (150 words): Please provide a list all other awards, including amounts, that you have applied for that would provide funds for the same time period and for the same research proposal.
  • A copy of the budget submitted through the budget form located here. Make sure that you choose to email a copy to yourself when filling out the form and upload the result as a PDF. If you change your budget and need to submit the form multiple times please make sure that you upload your latest version.
  • A current curriculum vitae.

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 $6120 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.