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.


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


March 15, 2021

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.

Additionally, 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.

Submit applications here.

For students granted a Gallatin Graduate Research Fellowship in Spring 2020, please visit our Award Guidelines page for additional guidance related to activating your fellowship/award.