Barringer Fellowship -American History


Barringer Fellows standing in front of Monticello, 2012

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation is pleased to announce the Barringer Fellowship for Teachers of American History, which is designed to provide individual teachers an opportunity to research and study at Monticello and the Jefferson Library in Charlottesville, Virginia. The two-week fellowship will allow teachers to work on Jefferson-specific projects such as lesson plans, curricular units, resource packets, or syllabus outlines that will enhance their classroom teaching and contribute to the cannon of teacher resources available online a tMonticello’s Digital Classroom. Fellowship recipients will spend two weeks in independent research and consultation with Monticello scholars on projects of their choice that relate directly to Thomas Jefferson and that will enhance their classroom instruction. Previous topics include Musical Instruments of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson and Public Education, Slavery at Monticello and more.

Applicants will be chosen by a selection committee according to evidence of their success as a teacher; demonstration that the fellowship will relate to the teaching skills and needs of the applicant; and the commitment and qualifications of the applicant to undertake a concentrated study relating to the life and times of Thomas Jefferson.

Fellowships will be awarded to qualified elementary and secondary teachers who are employed full-time in the classroom. The Barringer Fellowship grant will include: hotel accommodations during the Fellowship; a stipend of $1,500; travel costs up to $1,000; and up to $50 per day for food. Participants are asked to submit a final report detailing their research project as well as a lesson plan or educational materials suitable for publication on Monticello’s Digital Classroom. The 2013 Barringer Research Fellowship sessions will be offered in two sessions; July 22 – August 2 and again from July 29 – August 9.

To apply, please complete the Application Form and submit online or print and mail it to the address below with the additional required materials. The deadline for applications is March 4, 2013.

Mailing Address:

Linnea Grim
Hunter J. Smith Director of Education 
and Visitor Programs
Thomas Jefferson Foundation
P.O. Box 316
Charlottesville, VA 22902

FedEx/ UPS address:

Linnea Grim
Hunter J. Smith Director of Education 
and Visitor Programs
TJF Distribution Center
Ivy Business Park 
556 Dettor Rd, Suite 107
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

The Barringer Research Fellowship Program was made possible by a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Barringer II.


Robert “Joey” Wiseman Jr.

Social Studies Coordinator

Office of Instruction