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Graduate Program

Funding, Fellowships, & Internships

MA Funding

All admitted MA students receive a half-tuition scholarship covering the annual cost of graduate study.

PhD Funding

All admitted PhD students receive a full-tuition scholarship covering the annual cost of graduate study. In addition, doctoral students generally receive fellowship stipends of $20,000 per year for five years.

Fellowships

The Aida Dipace Donald Fellowship

The Aida Dipace Donald Fellowship is to support a graduate student in American History. The graduate studies committee selects the recipient based on nominations from the department.

The Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship

The Dean's Dissertation Fellowships are awarded annually by AS&E to support advanced graduate students as they complete their dissertation research and writing. The award is made by the University dean of graduate studies based on nominations from the relevant departments.

The Dorothy Rosenberg-Passer Graduate Fellowship

The Dorothy Rosenberg-Passer Graduate Fellowship is for the support of a graduate student pursuing a Master's degree. The graduate studies committee selects the recipient based on nominations from the department.

The Dr. Bruce F. Pauley Research Fellowship

The Dr. Bruce F. Pauley Research Fellowship is to support graduate student research travel, with preference for students pursuing archival research in Europe. Students will receive fellowship application information during the spring semester.

The Raymond N. Ball Dissertation-Year Fellowship

The Ball Fellowship provides a one-year dissertation fellowship award to an outstanding fifth-year graduate student in the humanities, economics, or business administration. The award is made by the University dean of graduate studies based on nominations from the relevant departments.

The Slattery Fellowship

The Slattery Fellowship will supplement the department’s base stipend by a small amount per year for a period of 2 years. Slattery Fellows will participate in teaching activities during the period of their fellowship according to the same policies that apply to other graduate students in their program of study. The award is made by the University dean of graduate studies based on nominations from the relevant departments.

Additional Fellowships

The most current fellowship information provided by different sources within the University of Rochester is accessible through the links below:

Conference and Travel Funds

At the discretion of the graduate studies committee, the department provides funding for PhD and MA students to help offset expenses incurred while traveling to conferences or for research. Students may apply for up to $500 per fiscal year. To start the application process, please fill out the department's Graduate Travel Fund Request form

Internships

For information regarding current internship opportunities, please see your advisor or contact the department office