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 at Monticello’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.
The Barringer Fellowship grant will include: a stipend of $1,500; travel costs up to $1,000; up to $1,400 for lodging in a local hotel; and up to $50 per day for food.