Miller Center National Fellowship
The Miller Center Fellowship program funds scholars completing dissertations that employ history to shed light on American politics, public policy, foreign relations, the impact of global affairs on the United States, or media and politics. The program provides up to eight $22,000 grants to support one year of research and writing. Along with the fellowship grant, the Miller Center assists the fellow in choosing a senior scholar from their field to serve as fellowship "mentor." This mentor will suggest relevant literature to frame the project, read the fellow's work, and give general advice on research. Click here for more information about applying for a Fellowship, or here for links to past Miller Center National Fellowship Conferences.
Meet the Fellows
Applying for a Fellowship
Requirements: An applicant must be a Ph.D. candidate who is expecting to complete his or her dissertation by the conclusion of the fellowship year. This is not a post-doctoral fellowship. The fellowship is open to non-U.S. citizens.
In addition to general fellowships supporting work in the areas detailed above, the Miller Center is pleased to offer funded fellowships for the 2013-2014 academic year in specific subject areas:
- The Ambrose Monell Foundation Funded Fellowship in Technology and Democracy will fund a graduate student whose work is centered at the crosscurrents of technology and democracy, perhaps addressing public affairs and policy issues such as energy, transportation, health care, the environment, new media, information technology, or urban planning.
- An immigration policy Fellowship funded by John and Rosemary Galbraith, to support an graduate student whose studies and dissertation are breaking new ground on the subject of immigration.
To be considered for one of these fellowships, please indicate your interest in your application's project description.
Residence is strongly encouraged but is not required. All fellows are expected to participate in and contribute to the intellectual discourse at the Center. Each fellow is also expected to participate in two conferences – one in the fall and the other in May of the fellowship year. These conferences will provide a forum for presenting research and findings to the scholarly community at the Miller Center and the University of Virginia. The May conference will bring the Fellows, their Mentors, and the Miller Center and U.Va. community together to critique the Fellows' dissertation work.
The application period for 2013-2014 Miller Center Fellowships is now closed.
The application consists of the following materials within the requesting word or page limits: 1) applicant information sheet, 2) project description (1,200 words), 3) op-ed proposal (300 words), 4) bibliography (5 pages), 5) curriculum vitae (2 pages), 6) writing sample, and 7) TWO letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may be e-mailed to the GAGE Fellowship review board (email@example.com), or mailed separately to:
Miller Center National Fellowship Program
2201 Old Ivy Rd
P.O. Box 400406
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4406
Applicants will be notified of the selection committee's decision in April 2013.