Fellowships & Scholarships

Jefferson Scholars National Fellowship

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation encourages applicants from a broad range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, history, political science, policy studies, law, political economy, communications and media, and sociology. Applicants will be judged on the quality of their scholarship, their promise for intellectual and professional leadership as a rising junior scholar, their potential to shed new light upon contemporary developments in American politics, foreign policy, and America and the World.


An applicant must be a Ph.D. candidate who is either expecting to complete his or her dissertation by the conclusion of the Fellowship year or has outlined a detailed and workable two-year write-up plan that is persuasively documented.

This is not a post-doctoral fellowship.

Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.