The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

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

COVID-19 Information for Current Woodson Fellows

COVID-19 adjustments to the Woodson Fellowship Program

In an effort to ensure the 2020-2021 academic year proceeds successfully, we have made the following adjusments to the Woodson Fellowship program: 

  • All fellowship activities will proceed virtually for the fall semester 
  • All workshops will be virtual. Instead of a meal with the guest interlocutor, which would normally take place the evening before the workshop, we will schedule an hour-long virtual consultation with your interlocutor at a time convenient to you both.
  • On the day of each workshop, all fellows will be able to order a meal. We ask that you keep and turn in your receipts to Randy Swift ( in a timely manner. Regulations specify that meals not exceed $25. 
  • We will attempt to coordinate socially distant activities, if there is sufficient interest. 
  • The annual "Meet the Fellows" event is scheduled for early October 2020. It will be live-streamed virtually. Fellows are expected to prepare a brief presentation regarding their research projects. 

Please direct any further questions to the administrative staff.