For incoming students, a two-year Recruitment Fellowship is offered in the Social Sciences Division. The Graduate School provides two years of fellowship support in the form of a stipend, tuition and fees, and eligibility for health insurance. The fellowship is awarded for the first year of graduate study. The second year is offered when the student becomes a dissertator. The Department of History supplements these two years of support by guaranteeing an additional two years of funding. Funding between the first and dissertator fellowship years usually takes the form of teaching assistantships or project assistantships.
To apply: The History department’s application deadline is December 1 for prospective students. To apply for a fellowship, simply check the fellowship box on the online application form. Once your application is complete and you are recommended for admission, you are automatically entered in the fellowship competition. Since fellowships are competitive campus-wide, applicants should have a strong undergraduate record and high GPAs.
For Dissertators, the Arts & Humanities division offers a dissertator fellowship to candidates who are near the completion of their degree. Students are evaluated on their academic accomplishments, a dissertation abstract, and letters of recommendation. It is a one-semester fellowship that provides a stipend, tuition and eligibility for benefits. The Stipend for the 2008-09 academic year was $8,785 for a one-semester package.