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Raven Fellowship - U.Va.

Website: http://aig.alumni.virginia.edu/raven/raven-resources/raven-fellowships/

The University of Virginia's Raven Society established the Raven Fellowships in 1984 to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to undertake scholarly, intellectual, and creative projects. The Raven Society endeavors to bring together outstanding students, faculty, administrators, and alumni of the various schools of the University that they may derive the benefits of mutual acquaintance in pursuit of diligent scholarship and intellectual activity beyond the limits of systematic work in the classroom. As such, the Raven Fellowships will be targeted towards innovative research projects that cross disciplines in novel ways. While all applications will be reviewed, special consideration will be given to those projects with a distinctly interdisciplinary focus. The Raven Society will award research fellowships in support of 2012 summer or fall independent research projects. Research may be related to a dissertation or thesis, however, it is strongly encouraged that the projects go above and beyond what is for academic credit. Each fellowship will award up to $2500, and each Fellowship recipient will receive the award at the Raven Society's annual banquet on April 19, 2012. Applications from undergraduate and graduate students will be given equal consideration. You need not be a member of the Raven Society to apply.

Eligibility

U.Va. undergraduate and graduate students

Term

Summer or fall

Support

Up to $2500

Application Process

The application is available at the above web site. Please drop off eight (8) copies of all of the following materials, collated and stapled in the following order: The application form; The budget form, signed by your faculty supervisor; A one-page letter of recommendation; A second one-page letter of recommendation (optional); Your project proposal; A one-page resume; Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended (undergraduate and graduate) to Kelly Hondula’s mailbox in the Environmental Science Department mailroom in Clark Hall.

Learn More

If you have any questions about the application process, please first see the Frequently Asked Questions at www.uvaravensociety.com or contact Kelly Hondula via e-mail at klh4h@virginia.edu.