Jamestowne Society Fellowships

Current Recipients of Society Fellowships:

Matthew Kruer



The Jamestowne Society offers an Annual Fellowship in the amount of $5000 to support completion of a graduate thesis or essay on the history and culture of Virginia before 1700. Applicants may be candidates for graduate degrees in any relevant discipline such as History, American Studies, Literature, Archaeology, Anthropology, Fine Arts, et cetera, if their research is devoted either exclusively or very substantially to Colonial Virginia prior to 1700.

Applicants supply:

             (1) a brief resume,
             (2) a proposal outlining the thesis topic,
             (3) plans for bringing it to completion, and
             (4) a brief writing sample (term paper/seminar paper).

Also required are three references. two of whom should have taught the Applicant at graduate level, and all three of whom shall provide letters of reference for the Applicant. The application deadline is April 15.

The Jamestowne Society Fellowship Committee reviews applications and selects award winners. The Committee's decision is announced at the Spring Meeting of the Jamestowne Society in May.


The Fellowship Committee requires that Fellowship recipients submit a final project, which will be retained by the Society and become the property of the Jamestowne Society.


Recipients shall adhere to the following schedule in prpeparing and completing their projects:


May: Announcement of Award

September 15: Bibliography & Project Outline Due

January 15: First Draft of Project Due

April 15: Final Project Due

Applications shall be sent to:

Dr. Anne Tyler Netick, Chairman
Jamestowne Society Fellowship Committee
9601 Adkins Road
Charles City, Virginia 23030



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