2023 Raven Fellowship Application

The University of Virginia’s Raven Society invites applications for its 2023 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 2023 application is Sunday, March 5th 2023, at 11:59pm EST. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. All application materials, including letters of reference, should be submitted via e-mail. For further inquiries about the application process, you may consult the posted Frequently Asked Questions document at www.uvaravensociety.com under Raven Resources. Completed applications should be sent to the Raven Society Fellowship Chair, Abhi Verma, at av3gk@virginia.edu.

Application Components

Please e-mail all of the following materials, except the letters of recommendation, as a single document e-mail attachment in .pdf format. Please name the document “Fellowship_Lastname-Firstname.pdf”. Submit the materials in the following order:

  1. The application form linked above
  2. The attached budget form, signed by your faculty supervisor
  3. Your project proposal (contents described in application form)
  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 directly to the email address av3gk@virginia.edu with the subject line “Raven Fellowship Recommendation – Lastname, Firstname”, with the applicant’s last name and first name included.