Becoming a professional historian means, among other things, building a knowledge of the landscape of research funding, itself a valuable research skill.
This page offers a portal to available sources of support or to tools for finding funding appropriate for your research interests. The first section has links to a variety of sources of History Department funding. The second section points to UW sources of funding, and the third offers information on external funding. Regardless of your funding status, we strongly encourage all students to explore external sources of support, which help in building your professional profile.
Our listings are extensive but necessarily incomplete, so a thorough search will require you to seek out additional sources that are specific to your area of research, e.g., through professional association websites, email lists, and consultation with your advisor.
UW-Madison Sources of Funding
Our students have been very successful in national and international competitions for fellowships and grants. Copies of past applications for the most commonly sought awards are available to review in the office of Graduate Program Coordinator Leslie Abadie.
To launch your funding search, browse the list of resources at at the right. The Graduate School also has available a searchable database of external funding opportunities. Graduate students can filter their searches by disciplinary division and/or demographics. We strongly recommend that you also visit the UW’s Grants Information Collection for a comprehensive database of available resources.