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Scholarships and Financial Support

Employment Opportunities

The History Department typically employs 20-25 graduate students per semester to assist professors with grading responsibilities and serve as teaching assistants. We also employ students as graduate assistants to professors working on various research projects. Applications are sent out to interested students each semester by the graduate adviser.

Students are given opportunities for hands-on teaching experience through the graduate assistantship which we offer on a regular basis. In addition, they can take pedagogical seminars and courses with the Center for Teaching and Learning


The department offers several scholarships for outstanding graduate students in History. Please see our scholarships page for more information.

Graduate Fellowships

Student Direct Apply

Students may directly apply for these awards.

Faculty Nomination Only

These awards are available only by nomination. Students must be nominated by their graduate program adviser/director for these awards. Nominations are typically requested in spring for distribution the following academic year. 

  • University Graduate Fellowship: A competitive two-year fellowship with a minimum annual stipend of $30,000. In one year, the student is funded by the College of Graduate Studies; in the other year, the student is funded by a matching commitment made by the faculty mentor. 
  • Presidential Graduate Research Fellowship: A competitive program providing a nonresident tuition waiver for out-of-state and international students. It waives the $396 per unit fee for nonresident students. 
  • Master’s Research Scholarship: A competitive one-year program awarding excellent master’s students with a $10,000 scholarship. 


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Important Links


Graduate Adviser
Dr. Annika Frieberg
Office: AL 576
Email: [email protected]