Jane Lewis Kelly and John Jackson Kelly Scholarship
Provides support to students of historic preservation. The scholarship was created by the estate of John W. Tukey, and his family.
Lester A. Sorensen, Sr. Scholarship and Fellowship in Architecture
Recognizes our students for exceptional honor and integrity. Mr. Sorensen attended the College in the late 1930s. Named after the late father of Karla Sorensen, an alumna of the School of Nursing, and her family.
Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
Site includes awards, fellowship listings, and calls for papers for architectural historians.
The Dumas Malone & Albert Gallatin Graduate Research Fellowships
The trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc., established the Dumas Malone Fellowship
in honor of Mr. Malone's service to the University and the Foundation. Its purpose is to support the
research of outstanding advanced graduate students who have a need to investigate archives or other
repositories of information in a foreign country or countries. The fellowship will normally be awarded,
annually, to eligible students in the School of Architecture and the Departments of History and/or Politics. In
the event that no such student is forthcoming in a given year, the fellowship could be awarded to any other
graduate student whose research is related to the interests of Mr. Jefferson, regardless of field or discipline.
The Albert Gallatin Fellowship supports outstanding, advanced graduate students engaged in the research
or writing of a dissertation in the broad area of "international affairs." While not limited by discipline,
"international affairs" may be taken to mean the study of political, economic, social, and legal processes
across cultures or countries. Multinational studies are preferred over single-country studies.
Applications/nominations should include:
1. A cover letter indicating whether the application/nomination is intended for the Dumas Malone
Fellowship, the Albert Gallatin Fellowship, or both;
2. A two-page, single-spaced description of the study to be undertaken (written by the
3. Two letters of reference from faculty, or others familiar with the project;
4. A U.Va. transcript (unofficial transcript is satisfactory);
5. A statement of all other awards, including amounts, for which the applicant/nominee has applied
during the same time period and for the same research proposal;
6. A curriculum vitae; and
7. A proposed budget. Applicants/nominees may apply for both fellowships; the awards committee will decide which fellowship is
more appropriate (e.g., the Gallatin does not require travel, etc.). Please direct questions to the Office of the
Vice President for Research at firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic submission of application materials is
preferred to the e-mail above. If submitting paper materials, please submit to the address below.
Bolivar Network Graduate Student Book Scholarship
The Bolívar Network (BN), also known as La Red Bolívar, was founded at the University of Virginia (U.Va.) in 1997.
Our mission is to work hand-in-hand with current students and faculty, in order to foster connections with one
another and our alma mater in order to contribute to the further enrichment and diversity of the University and
wider community by nourishing the Hispanic/Latino presence in the academic village. BN envisions an inclusive
alumni organization dedicated to reaching out to and advocating for all Latinos, Hispanics and those of Latin
American birth or origin as well as those alumni, students and friends of U.Va.'s Latino community by connecting
to each other and to the University. (For additional information about the BN, please visit
1) Nomination: In order for a student to be considered, they must first be nominated. Nominations may be made by administrators, faculty, student leaders, or fellow students who believe the candidate meets or exceeds the criteria listed below. Nominations must include the candidate's name, year, school, and contact information. Nominators also should include a brief statement about the candidate. We also encourage you to let the nominated student know so they will be aware of this scholarship opportunity. Nominations should be sent to the Bolivar Network Scholarship Committee at email@example.com or via fax to 434-243-9096, attn: Bolivar Network Graduate Scholarship.
2) Application: The Bolívar Network will notify each candidate of their nomination and provide an application. The application (pages 3 and 4) consists of a personal data sheet and several short-answer questions. Completed applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 434-243-9096. Applications should be received via e-mail or fax. Notification: Scholarship recipients will be announced at the annual La Gala Awards Ceremony.
- Disbursement of Award: Funds will be distributed by the University of Virginia Alumni Association at the beginning of the subsequent fall semester.
Graduate students at the University of Virginia, who are currently enrolled full time and in good standing, must meet the following criteria to be nominated and to apply:
Nomination: Students must be nominated for the award. Nominations can be received from either (1) a faculty member or department staff member; (2) a Dean or administrator; (3) a leader or member of a student organization; (4) a fellow student/classmate at the University; or (5) the Applicant. (A student may nominate him/herself for this award; however, greater consideration is given to candidates who are nominated by one of the other four options listed. Nevertheless, interested applicants are encouraged to make potential nominators aware of this award and of their interest in being nominated.)
Latino/Hispanic/Latin America Descent: At least one parent of the applicant must be Latino/Hispanic/Latin American (although an exception can be made for those adopted by Latino/Hispanic families). Hispanic/Latino origin is defined through a person’s heritage, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth of the person’s parents or ancestors before their arrival in the United States (definition taken from the U.S. Census).
Please note: Applicants from Brazil, Haiti, Caribbean islands, Spain, and Portugal are eligible for this award.
Grade Point Average (GPA) or Progress Report from Advisor: There is no minimum GPA. However, students that have a GPA are required to submit this information; students without a GPA are required to submit comments from an Academic Advisor concerning progress in meeting academic program/research objectives. To be considered eligible for this award, students must be currently enrolled full time and in good standing.
Deborah J. Norden Fund
The Deborah J. Norden Fund, established in 1995 in memory of architecture and arts administrator Deborah Norden, awards a total of up to $5,000 annually in travel/ study grants to students and recent graduates in the fields of architecture, architecutral history, and urban studies.
The intention of the fund is to support genuinely independent projects. Grant funds cannot be used for tuition, and grants will not be awrded to support an individual's participation in an organized program, such as a university's summer abroad program. While requests for support of dissertation research will be considered, they are not a priority of the fund. Preference will be given to strong proposals from applicants who have not had this sort of opportunity before.
Qualifications: Grant funds cannot be used for tuition, and grants will not be awarded tosupport an individuals participation in an organized program, such as auniversitys summer abroad program. While requests for support ofdissertation research will be considered, they are not a priority of thefund. Preference will be given to strong proposals from applicants who havenot had this sort of opportunity before. Titles of past grants are availableat the Architectural Leagues website, www.archleague.org.
Applicants should submit in letter form a brief proposal (no more than three pages), which succinctly describes the objectives of the grant request and how it will assist the applicant's intellectual and creative development. The grant amount requested (up to $5,000) must be specified. The submission should also include a resume of not more than two pages, project schedule, and budget for travel and other project costs. Two letters of recommendation must be requested from individuals who are knowledgeable about the applicant's ability and project.
Applicants must submit six (6) copies of their proposal, resume, schedule and budget. The applicant's name and brief title must appear on the first page of the proposal. The postmark (not metered) deadline for these materials is March 17, 2006. Faxed or email applications will not be accepted. Late applications will not be accepted. Letters of recommendation should be sent by the recommender directly to the Architectural League.
Amount: The fund may award one or more grants; total grant funds awarded will be approximately $5,000.
American Association of University Women Educational Foundation - Career Development
The Foundation's mission is to advance education and equity for women and girls of all ages, races, creeds, nationalities, and physical abilities. Please refer to the Scholarship Opportunities bulletin board on the 2nd floor, or the AAUW website.
Print copies of the fellowships and grants information and current application forms with detailed program requirements are available upon request.
Qualifications: Of interest to female graduate students is the Career Development Grants. These grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to AAUW members, women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.Grants provide support for course work beyond a bachelor's degree, including a master's degree, second bachelor's degree, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Funds are available for distance learning. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or at a technical school that is fully licensed or accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Funds are not available for doctoral-level work.
Amount: $2000 - $12000
Carlo Pelliccia Fellowship
The purpose of the Carlo Pelliccia Study Fellowship in Italy is to provide funds for a student to spend a period of independent study abroad, primarily located in Rome, Italy. The fellowship has been established in the memory of Carlo Pelliccia, a dedicated teacher and passionate delineator who added substantially to the character and appetites of this School.
(Should unusual circumstances warrant, the recipient might not be required to spend the majority of research time in Rome, but could stay in some other locale in Italy upon approval by the Review Committee.)
Qualifications: Open to any graduate architecture student that is not currently in their final year of their Path. Path 2.5 students awarded during their second year will be expected participate with other winners in an exhibit and gallery talk the spring semester after they graduate. The student(s) shall have demonstrated a high level of academic attainment, a passion for drawing, promise of professional development and exhibit by her or his past activities and accomplishments a broad range of interests.
Applicants shall submit the following materials for review by the selection committee:
- A project proposal including a statement of intent and a description of the proposed method(s) of research and graphic analysis to be developed while in Italy. Applicants are encouraged to provide examples of their own work as it relates to the proposed methods of graphic analysis.
- A preliminary project itinerary outlining sites to be visited.
- A preliminary project budget outlining all travel and research costs
- A letter of recommendation from a faculty member of the School of Architecture.
The project done by the student in Italy shall be exhibited in the School of Architecture, shall be presented, by lecture and discussion, to the entire School, and shall be published in an appropriate publication
Email application package to Adela Su (email@example.com)
Deadline: 2013-03-18 17:00:00
Amount: The maximum fellowship amount is $6,000.00, but actual amount is determined by the investment income of the endowment, and the number of fellowships awarded.
BA, Harvard College; Ph.D., University of Chicago
415 Campbell Hall
Background: Mr. Bluestone is a specialist in nineteenth century American architecture and urbanism. He directs the School's historic preservation program that offers courses and specialized preservation work in a student's field of study as well as courses that scrutinize the general principles and ethics of historic preservation. Mr. Bluestone’s Buildings, Landscapes, and Memory: Case Studies in Historic Preservation (W.W. Norton, 2011) received the Society of Architectural Historians 2013 Antoinette Forrester Downing Book Award for “the most outstanding publication devoted to historical topics in the preservation field that enhances the understanding and protection of the built environment.” The book surveys the changing history, nature, and politics of historic preservation in the United States between the early 19th century and today. Mr. Bluestone’s book Constructing Chicago (1991) was awarded the American Institute of Architects International Book Award and the National Historic Preservation book prize.
Mr. Bluestone teaches courses that survey the methods of site-specific architectural and landscape history and preservation. He also teaches the history and theory of historic preservation. A highly regarded advocate of community preservation and public history, Mr. Bluestone has worked on numerous building and neighborhood revitalization projects. Working as part of the Historic Chicago Bungalow Initiative he developed the thematic nomination for the listing up to 80,000 Chicago bungalows on the National Register of Historic Places, an effort directed at interpreting, preserving, and revitalizing Chicago bungalow neighborhoods. In 2005, working with students from the University of Virginia, he took the lead in the National Register designation the 5000 building Pilsen Historic District in Chicago; built in the late 19th and early 20th century by Chicago’s Bohemian immigrants, Pilsen is now the center of a vital Mexican American community. Recognized among the “C-Ville 20” for his leadership in historic preservation in the Charlottesville region, and in particular his leadership in the effort by Charlottesville’s Legal Aid Justice Center to adapt the Charles B. Holt Rock House for use as a pro bono legal aid clinic and to develop the Charles B. Holt African American Heritage Path.
In 2007 Mr. Bluestone shared in the National Trust/HUD Secretary's Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The award recognized the rehabilitation of the Raymond M. Hilliard Center, a five building Chicago Public Housing Project designed between 1962 and 1966 by renowned modern Architect Bertrand Goldberg. Mr. Bluestone conducted the historical research and employed the challenging Category G criterion (for historic properties of less than 50 years old) in obtaining National Register of Historic Places listing for Hilliard. This work made possible the $100 million dollar rehabilitation of the Hilliard Center as a historic renovation directed by the Secretary of the Interior guidelines on rehabilitation and supported by federal tax credits. Mr. Bluestone shared in the 2009 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation/Landmarks Illinois Preservation Award, for the affordable housing and historic preservation rehabilitation of Pacesetter Gardens, in Riverdale, Illinois. In 2011 Mr. Bluestone became the first historian to win the Virginia Design Medal, a fellowship for supporting collaboration with Hanbury, Evans, Wright & Vlattas.
In 2011-2012 the community history workshop focused on the changing nature of Charlottesville’s residential landscape. Their work involved an exhibition displayed at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historic Society, The MORE THAN A ROOF: CHARLOTTESVILLE RESIDENTIAL. The workshop also curated a tour of HOUSES AGAINST THE GRAIN as part of Charlottesville’s Preservation Week and 250th Anniversary celebration.
In 2009-2010 the community history workshop joined the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Virginia, and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in charting the history and the future of Belmead-St. Emma-St. Francis located in Powhatan County, Virginia. This richly layered 2,300-acre site includes an 1840s mansion designed by Alexander Jackson Davis for Philip St. George Cocke. The site also has the extraordinary remains of two schools operated between the 1890s and the 1970s to educate African American children modeled on Booker T. Washington’s pedagogical and social vision. The challenge now is to find a future use of the site that respects the history, the land, and projects a sustainable future.
In 2012 Mr. Bluestone was the co-leader with W.G. Clark of the Belmont UnAbridged team of students from the School of Architecture that won the first prize in both the Professional Jury and the People’s Choice Award in the Belmont Vortex Project Gait-Way Belmont Bridge Design Competition. Historical dimensions of the project can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXM4TAqTWBs
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BA, Vassar College (1978); MA, York University (1980); Ph.D., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (1991).
201 Peyton House
Lisa Reilly's chief research interest is in the history of Norman architecture in England, France and Italy. She published a monograph on Peterborough Cathedral with Oxford University Press in the series Clarendon Studies in the Fine Arts. Ms. Reilly publishes and lectures chiefly on Norman architecture and is currently completing a book on Norman visual culture throughout the Romanesque world. Together with Karen Van Lengen, Ms. Reilly wrote Campus Guide: Vassar College for Princeton Architectural Press. Ms. Reilly is a leading early user of digital humanities technology in teaching a research. She was a resident fellow at the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia (2006-08). Her ongoing research project investigates the medieval design process using digital analysis (http://www.medievalarchitecture.org/). With a grant from the Academy of Teaching at the University of Virginia, Ms. Reilly led the development of a faculty group dedicated to investigating and implementing digital humanities tools for use by undergraduates in courses at the University during 2012-13. Her students in her newly designed course On Hajj with Ibn Jubayr: Reconstructing the 12th Century Mediterranean, created digital exhibitions using Neatline (www.neatline.org). Their work can be seen at http://ibnjubayr.lib.virginia.edu/. Many of her graduate students also implement digital tools in their research. One, Ed Triplett, was recently highlighted in the Chronicle of Higher Education (http://.com/article/3-PhD-Candidates-Who-Are/137223/).
Ms. Reilly teaches survey lectures in the Department of Architectural History as well as upper level courses on early and later medieval architecture, which include a broad spectrum of architectural topics such as urban planning, vernacular architecture, the medieval Mediterranean and lay piety as well as ecclesiastical and secular monuments. She was recently awarded a hybrid challenge grant by the Office of the President to redesign the architectural history survey using digital tools. Recent graduate seminars include Lay Piety in the Later Middle Ages, Norman Art and Architecture, Sicily, From Roman to Romanesque, the Concept of the Medieval, and Durham Cathedral. Ms. Reilly held the NEH/Horace Goldsmith Distinguished Teaching Chair of Art and Architectural History from 1999-2002 and frequently offers workshops on teaching. She is on the faculty of the joint graduate program in art and architectural history. Ms. Reilly was the editor of the journal Gesta (2009-12) and is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.