Raven Fellowships

Edgar Allan PoeThe University of Virginia’s Raven Society established the Raven Fellowships in 1984 to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to undertake scholarly, intellectual, and creative projects.

The Raven Society endeavors to bring together outstanding students, faculty, administrators, and alumni of the various schools of the University that they may derive the benefits of mutual acquaintance in pursuit of diligent scholarship and intellectual activity beyond the limits of systematic work in the classroom. As such, the Raven Fellowships will be targeted towards innovative research projects that cross disciplines in novel ways. While all applications will be reviewed, special consideration will be given to those projects with a distinctly interdisciplinary focus.

The Raven Society will award research fellowships in support of 2015 summer or fall independent research projects. Research may be related to a dissertation or thesis, however, it is strongly encouraged that the projects go above and beyond what is for academic credit. Each fellowship will award up to $2500, and each Fellowship recipient will receive the award at the Raven Society’s annual banquet on April 23, 2015. Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply, and applications from each will be given due consideration. You need not be a member of the Raven Society to apply.

Application deadline: 4:30 pm on Friday, February 27, 2015

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