Raven Fellowships

The University of Virginia’s Raven Society invites applications for its 2016 Raven Fellowships. The Society established the Raven Fellowships in 1984 to encourage undergraduate and graduate student pursuit of 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 so 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. The Raven Fellowships target innovative research projects that cross disciplines in novel ways. While all applications will be reviewed, special consideration will be given to those projects with an interdisciplinary focus.


The Raven Society will award research fellowships in support of 2016 summer or fall independent research projects. Research may be related to a dissertation or thesis; it is strongly encouraged, however, that proposed projects go above and beyond what is for academic credit. Each fellowship will award up to $2500, and each fellowship recipient will be invited to receive the award at the Raven Society’s annual banquet in April. Applications from undergraduate and graduate students will be given equal consideration. The fellowship is open to all enrolled students at the University of Virginia; applicants need not be members of the Raven Society.


The deadline is Friday, March 4, 2016 at 4:30 PM. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. All application materials, including letters of reference, should be submitted via e-mail to ravensocietyfellowship@gmail.com. Applicants with further inquiries about the application process may consult the posted Frequently Asked Questions document at www.uvaravensociety.com or contact the Raven Fellowships Chair, Andrew Meade McGee (amm5ae@virginia.edu).

Application deadline: 4:30 pm on Friday, March 4, 2016

Fellowship Description/Application Form

Fellowship FAQ