Funding, Fellowships, & Internships
All admitted MA students receive a half-tuition scholarship covering the annual cost of graduate study.
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.
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.
The most current fellowship information provided by different sources within the University of Rochester is accessible through the links below:
- AS&E Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs Fellowships
- University of Rochester Fellowships/Awards Database
- Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program Positions and Fellowships
- Frederick Douglass Institute Fellowships
- Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Grants, Fellowships, and Awards
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.
For information regarding current internship opportunities, please see your advisor or contact the department office.