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The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is pleased to invite applications for a range of short-term residential fellowships. Fellowships are an important component of the work of the Education, Research and Historical Interpretation Division. Fellowships primarily support research on topics related to British America, the American Revolution, and the Early Republic.

Application Procedures

Applications are currently being accepted. The application deadline is January 5, 2018. Decisions will be announced February 2, 2018.

To apply please submit a succinct project abstract (maximum 250 words), a project description (not to exceed 1,000 words), and a c.v. Please indicate in your proposal the fellowship to which you are applying and whether you are a U.S. Citizen or eligible to work in the U.S. Proposals must be submitted electronically as PDF or Word files via email to In addition, submit the names and contact information for two professional references who could provide a letter of recommendation at the request of the committee. Fellows are expected to be in continuous residence at Colonial Williamsburg and to actively participate in the intellectual life of the Foundation's research, educational, and interpretive campus.

2018 Available Fellowships

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation – Jack Miller Center Fellowship

The Colonial Williamsburg - Jack Miller Center Fellowship, available for one to two months, is intended to advance scholarship that will contribute to a deeper understanding of America's founding principles and history. It is open to doctoral candidates, scholars, and independent researchers.

Fellowships run for either one two-month or two one-month fellowships totaling $5,000.

Fellowship in 3D Visualization

The Fellowship in 3D Visualization is a one or two-month appointment awarded to explore innovative ways in which 3D visualization technologies such as Augmented reality and Virtual reality can enhance our understanding of Early American history or a closely related field. The fellowship is intended for doctoral candidates and junior scholars, and can be used for projects at any stage of development. Fellows will be based on site at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Successful proposals will clearly demonstrate the potential for the creative use of 3D visualization technologies, but preference will be given to individuals who can enhance the guest experience in Williamsburg’s Historic Area. Applicants should clearly describe their technical expertise in their proposal or c.v. This opportunity is open to U.S. citizens or those eligible to work in the U.S. This fellowship has been funded in part by a Digital Humanities Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Colonial Williamsburg is grateful to the NEH and all the many donors who contributed matching gifts in support of this endowment.

Fellowships run for either one two-month or two one-month fellowships totaling $5,000.

Robert M. & Annetta J. Coffelt and Robert M. Coffelt Jr. Fellowship

The Robert M. & Annetta J. Coffelt and Robert M. Coffelt Jr. Fellowship, a one or two-month appointment, is intended for doctoral candidates and junior scholars working on topics related to the American Revolution, Early Republic, or ideas and philosophies of America's founding fathers. Fellowships run for one month totaling $2,500.

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