Dumas Malone Graduate Research Fellowship

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.

Awards will be announced by Friday, April 7.  Dumas Malone funds will be available for disbursement to those receiving an award by 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.


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/nominee 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.  

Submit applications here.