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Graduate 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. This year we have also employed students as Graduate Assistants to professors working on various research projects. Applications are sent out to interested students each semester by the graduate adviser.


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

Inamori Fellowship Program

Dr. Kazuo Inamori, founder of Kyocera Corporation, has contributed funds to SDSU that our office will use to provide stipends to degree-seeking graduate students. Ten Inamori Fellowships will be awarded annually in open competition. Each Inamori Fellow will receive $5,000 for a 12-month period. There are no duties associated with receiving a Fellowship, but Fellows will submit a brief summary of their activities at the end of the award period. Fellows may apply for successive annual awards through open competition. Recipients will be named “Inamori Fellows” at SDSU. Please see the Graduate Affairs funding page for more information.

Graduate Student Travel Fund

The Graduate Student Travel Fund (GSTF) supports travel associated with scholarly research and creative activities. The maximum award is $1,000 and must be used within twelve months of the allocation. Approximately $7,000 will be granted during each review cycle (fall, winter and spring). Deadlines for fall, winter and spring are October 1st, February 1st and May 1st respectively. Please see the Graduate Affairs funding page for more information.


Dr. Paula DeVos
Phone: (619) 594-4893
Office: AL 534
E-mail: [email protected]