From: Kathryn E Agoston <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2019 4:05 PM

Subject: Jamestowne Society Fellowship 2019


The application deadline for the Jamestowne Society Fellowship ($5,000) is on the horizon – April 15.  Please share with History graduate students!  Please note that this award is open to both master’s and doctoral level students.


Kay Ágoston, PhD

Director of Graduate Fellowships

George Mason University




Jamestowne Society Fellowship


The Jamestowne Society offers an Annual Fellowship in the amount of $5,000 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 preparing and completing their projects:


Applications shall be sent to:


Jamestowne Society Fellowship Committee

P.O. Box 6845

Richmond, VA 23230