The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia

Carter G. Woodson Institute Fellowship Application FAQ

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?

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

 

Q: To whom should I direct my cover letter?

A: 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? 

A: Only electronic application materials will be accepted. 

 

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

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

 

Q: Is the Fellowship program open to foreign candidates?

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