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Jefferson Scholars Foundation National Fellowship in the United States

Jefferson Scholars Foundation provides a fantastic opportunity through its National Fellowship program for non-U.S. citizens in the USA for the academic year 2023-2024.

The award is specially established to support PhD Candidates working on research in history, political science, policy studies, law, political economy, communications and media, and sociology. The foundation will provide a dedicated budget for each fellow to pay for network events and activities expenses.

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The task of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation is to aid the University of Virginia by placing, attracting, and encouraging individuals of outstanding intellectual range and deep who possess the most elevated concomitant leadership, scholarship, and citizenship qualities. The Foundation helps world-class graduate students via two fellowship programs–the Jefferson Fellowship Program and the National Fellowship Program.

Application Deadline: 1 February 2023.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Jefferson Scholars Foundation
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Education Fund
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: Non-U.S. citizens
  • The award can be taken in the USA

Eligibility

  • Eligible Countries: Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded to PhD in history, political science, policy studies, law, political economy, communications and media, and sociology subjects offered by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • Applicant must be a Ph.D. candidate expecting to complete their dissertation by the conclusion of the Fellowship year or have outlined a detailed and workable two-year write-up plan that is persuasively documented. This is not a post-doctoral fellowship.
  • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.
  • Each Fellow will work with a Mentor to assemble a network of scholars focused on an area of their research expertise as it engages important policy-facing questions.
  • A meeting at U.Va. Or the Hagley for the Galambos Fellow in the fall will set the agenda for year-long collaboration and recruitment of additional network members, who may subsequently meet for virtual reading groups, workshops, conference panels, symposia, manuscript workshops, or similarly focused activities.
  • A dedicated budget for each Fellow pays for network events and activities expenses.
  • Focused on-campus residential visits of up to two weeks at the Jefferson Scholars Foundation are required for all Fellows except Galambos Fellows, who hold their residencies at the Hagley Library during the academic year but may also wish to spend up to two weeks at the Foundation to build out their scholarly networks.
  • All Fellows will participate in summer boot camps designed to cultivate skills valuable for advanced leadership in academic life, higher education, nonprofit or government work, and education- or policy-facing consulting and finance.
  • Regardless of residency, Fellows are expected to participate in and contribute to the interdisciplinary community of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To apply for this fellowship, applicants must apply to the Jefferson Scholars Foundation. The students must submit supporting documents via mail to: [email protected] All completed applications will be considered.
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants will need to provide the following information as part of the application:
  • Applicant information sheet
  • Project description (1,200 words)
  • Research plan (500 words, maximum)
  • Network proposal (1,200 words, maximum)
  • Op-ed or blog post (750 words, maximum)
  • A short statement of interest in professional development (500 words, maximum)
  • Bibliography (3 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae (2 pages)
  • Writing sample (40 pages, maximum)
  • TWO letters of recommendation (one of which must be from their advisor).
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must have a previous degree certificate with relevant marks.
  • Language Requirement: Students must know the English language.

Benefits

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation will provide a dedicated budget for each Fellow to pay for network events and activities expenses.

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