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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:

Research, Training, and Travel Funds

The Department of History provides $3,000 to support PhD students during their time at the University of Rochester. These funds can be used to attend conferences, pay for research travel or materials, support specialized training, or acquire software. To use these funds, students should consult with their advisers and obtain permission in advance from the Graduate Coordinator or Director of Graduate Studies by submitting a funding request form. Students may not spend more than $1,000 of their funds in any one academic year. 

To start the application process, please fill out the department's Graduate Research Fund Request form

Internships

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