Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellows Program at the University of Virginia, USA

Fellowship Research in Applied Science , in Art and Humanities , in Business and Law , in Education and Languages , in Engineering , in Natural Science , in Social Science
  • United States, United States View on Map
  • Post Date : April 4, 2021
  • Apply Before : April 12, 2021
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study All
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Duration 2 Years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No
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Opportunity Description

Introduction to program

In order to diversify its programs, the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia (UVA) has designed the Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellows Program for which it is currently accepting applications from scholars coming from different countries. The program aims to recruit post-PhD scholars with the potential to take on a tenure-track faculty position and who will explore a professional development opportunity with the help of mentors.


Application Deadline: 12 April 2021

Country: United States

Host Institution: College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia (UVA)

Duration: 2 years (subject to annual review)


  • The program is funded by Megan fund to help fellows to perform transformative, cross-disciplinary research and complete other components of the program.
  • Fellows will have a 12-month appointment in a host department in which they enjoy full research, teaching and administrative assistance.
  • Fellows will receive stipend and benefits as well as research funds to complete their programs.
  • Wholly, the program will build the capacity of and train the next generation of scholars for tenure-track faculty positions at UVA or in other institutions.

Program outline

The fellowship program comprises of two components:

  • The Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellows Program, in general, is aimed at supporting under-represented scholars in any field; applicants in Science, Technology, Engineering and Management (STEM) fields are especially encouraged to apply.
  • The Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellows in the Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences are financed by a university-wide Race, Place, and Equity grant from the Mellon Foundation and UVA matching funds to promote research, creative practice, and teaching relating to race, justice and equity (RJE). Applicants to the Mellon-supported part should specify a home department in the Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences and they must work on RJE-related questions.


  • To be eligible, applicants must hold a terminal degree (Ph.D., or, where appropriate, an MFA).
  •  Candidates who obtained (or will obtain) their terminal degree between August 24, 2019, and August 24, 2021 qualify to apply.
  • The RJE component especially looks for applicants with a pertinent academic or creative focus. Research areas or creative focus might include, but are by are not limited to, labor stratification, race and environment/health, inequity, civil rights history, race and public policy, social movements, race and literature, arts, etc.

How to apply?

Applicant ion is online and prospective applicants should complete and submit their application online.

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Application documents 

  • Cover letter
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
  • CV
  • Research and Teaching Statement
  • Sample of Writing
  • Reference Letters

For additional information concerning this program,  please contact the department for your specific field of interest listed in the directory on this page, as well as Keisha John, associate dean for diversity and inclusion; and John Hawley, associate dean for academic affairs.

Also visit the official link of this opportunity on the UVA website,

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