Rutgers Awards and Fellowships for Graduate Students

Doctoral students in the Department of History have access to numerous Rutgers resources to support research, travel, and dissertation writing.

Departmental Awards

History Department Award for Research and Conference Travel

Graduate travel awards are awarded in three funding rounds per year to support research and conference travel and other expenses related to professional development and advancement through the Ph.D. program. 

John Whiteclay Chambers II Oral History Graduate Student Fellowship

The Chambers Oral History Graduate Student Fellowship is given annually to a Rutgers-New Brunswick History Department graduate student who utilizes oral history in their work in some manner and/or works closely with the staff if the Rutgers Oral History Archives (ROHA).

Neal Ira Rosenthal Department Travel Grants

The Neal Ira Rosenthal Department Travel Grant, the Department of History will award a number of competitive grants twice annually to graduate students seeking to cover research expenses. 

The Warren and Beatrice Susman Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of the late Warren and Beatrice Susman, the Department of History will award two fellowships to support history graduate students during their final year in the History Ph.D. program.

University Awards

University and Louis Bevier Dissertation Completion Fellowship

University & Louis Bevier Fellowship is available for dissertation research to advanced students who are nominated by the department. Visit the University and Louis Bevier Fellowships page to learn more about these fellowships.

School of Graduate Studies Off-Campus Dissertation Development Awards

Off-Campus Dissertation Development Awards are intended for students at the beginning of their doctoral research who would materially benefit from field-specific research opportunities. They are also designed to connect graduate students with our GradFund office, providing seed funding that will help graduate students secure additional grants and fellowships from external funders. Visit the Off-Campus Dissertation Development Awards page to find out more about these awards.

School of Graduate Studies Conference Travel Awards

The School of Graduate Studies supports students who plan to present their research at national and international conferences. Please see the Conference Travel Awards page for more details.

School of Arts and Sciences Mellon Completion Fellowships

SAS Mellon Dissertation Fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and the probability of completion.

Rutgers Center for Cultural Analysis Fellowship

Visit the Center for Cultural Analysis Fellowship page to learn more about these fellowships.

Rutgers GradFund

For thousands of listings of grant and fellowship programs, as well as for assistance in applying to the grants and fellowships above, and beyond Rutgers, see Rutgers GradFund