How to Apply

Eligibility Information

Applicants need to consult the eligibility criteria provided on the NEH site.

“Thomas Jefferson: The Public and Private Worlds of Monticello and the University of Virginia” requires two letters of recommendation from each applicant. We hope the seminar will draw applicants from diverse academic concentrations.


Application Procedures

Please check the NEH Application Information and Instructions for the NEH’s full list of instructions for application.

How to Apply:

  1. Complete NEH Cover Sheet (go to
  2. Please send the following to the Lisa Reilly at

– One Copy of the NEH Cover Sheet you submit to the NEH
– List the number of NEH workshops you have attended (at any time).
– List the number of NEH workshops you have attended in the last 3 years.
– A resume (5 pages or less).
– An application essay of 4 double spaced pages or less. It should address your interest in the subject to be studied; qualifications and experiences that equip you to do the work of the seminar or institute and to make a contribution to the learning community; a statement of what you want to accomplish by participating; and, if appropriate, description of an independent project and its relation to the topic of the program and your professional responsibilities.

These materials need to be received by midnight on March 1, 2018.

Confirmation of the receipt of your materials will be sent by the Center for the Liberal Arts’ Program Coordinator, Becky Yancey.

All application materials apart from the two letters of reference must be sent as a single pdf file. The two letters of reference should be submitted separately to Lisa Reilly at as a single pdf by midnight on March 1, 2018.


Any application materials sent to the Endowment will NOT be reviewed