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The Raven Society
The oldest and most prestigious honorary society at the University of Virginia

Raven Fellowships

2024 Raven Fellowship Application

The University of Virginia’s Raven Society invites applications for its 2024 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. As such, 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.

PDF of Application  | PDF of Frequently Asked Questions

The deadline for the 2024 application is Sunday, March 3rd, 2024 at 11:59pm EST. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. All application materials, including letters of reference, should be submitted via the linked Google Forms in the application. Interviews for selected finalists will be held from 3/22-3/24. For further inquiries about the application process, you may consult the posted Frequently Asked Questions document. For any other questions or concerns, please contact the Raven Society Fellowship Chair, Abhi Verma, at


Application Components

Please submit all of the following materials, except the letters of recommendation, as a single document attachment in .pdf format to the following link: 2024 Raven Fellowship Application Submission. Please name the document “Fellowship_Lastname_Firstname.pdf”.

Submit the materials in the following order:

1) The attached application form
2) The attached budget form, signed by your faculty supervisor
3) Your project proposal (contents described below)
4) Your resume or CV
5) Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended (undergraduate and graduate)

6) A primary letter of recommendation, from the faculty member who signs the budget proposal (sent separately by your recommender)

7) A second letter of recommendation (OPTIONAL; sent separately by your recommender)

Applicants should have these confidential letters of recommendation submitted by their recommender to the following link: 2024 Raven Fellowship Letter of Recommendation Submission. Please name the PDF “Raven Fellowship Recommendation – Lastname Firstname”, with the applicant’s last name and first name included.