FAQ's Fellowship Application Process

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CARTER G. WOODSON INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q Can the research proposal be an extension of one's dissertation research or must it be new research?

A The focus of your proposal need not derive from your dissertation research.


Q The application requires 3 referees; must the 3 references be the people sending in your recommendation letters or three different individuals?

The same three individuals completing your recommendations should be listed as your three references.  Only three letters are required.


Q Must the working bibliography be annotated?

A bibliography of scholarship informing your project.  It need not be annotated.


Q To whom should I direct my cover letter?

Cover letters and recommendation letters may be directed to: CGWI Fellowship Search Committee


Q  Are recommendation writers permitted to upload PDF letters with electronic signatures? 

A Yes, recommendations may be electronically signed and emailed in PDF form to recommendations-pre@collab.itc.virginia.edu for pre-doctoral applicants.  Letters may also be mailed.


Q  Are recommendation writers permitted to upload PDF letters with electronic signatures? 

A Yes, recommendations may be electronically signed and emailed in PDF form to recommendations-post@collab.itc.virginia.edu for post-doctoral applicants.  Letters may also be mailed.


Q Are only electronic copies of application materials allowed? 

Only electronic application materials will be accepted. 


Q Is the fellowship applicable for Ph.D. graduate students in the sciences?

The fellowship is restricted to scholars in the humanities and social sciences.


Q Is the Fellowship program open to foreign candidates?

Yes. The Fellowship does consider and accept foreign Ph.D. applicants.