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Ph.D. Aid and Awards

Standard Financial Support 

All students admitted to the doctoral program will receive full tuition and a base stipend, as well as health insurance coverage. Student service fees are deducted from the annual stipend. In order to maintain funding year-to-year, students must make sufficient progress toward the degree. 

All history Ph.D. students receive six years of funding so long as they remain in good standing. Students must be enrolled full time, and are expected to meet departmental and Graduate School benchmarks in order to maintain their fellowship status. In most cases, students will be required to serve as teaching assistants, graders, or instructors of record in the third, fifth, and half of the sixth years of study, with the first, second, and fourth years designated as service-free. In addition, students can also apply for research assistantships, traineeships, and teaching assistantships outside the history department for additional income.

History Department Sponsored Funding

The below internal awards are given to eligible students who have completed their first year in good standing.

  • Albert H. Gordon Fellowship 
  • Herbert and Blanche Henry Weaver Summer Fellowship Awards in History 
  • J. León Helguera Fellowship
  • Ingram History Graduate Fellowship 

Additional Opportunities for Funding

Graduate School Travel Funding  

College of Arts & Science Funding 

University Scholarships