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The Department of History provides financial support to graduate students on a competitive basis in three forms: endowed fellowships, endowed scholarships, and teaching assistantships (TA-ships). History graduate students also compete successfully for College and University-wide fellowships. Need-based funding is available through the University’s Office of Financial Aid. 

How to Apply

To apply for Department support, prospective students must fill out the appropriate section of the online application. Continuing students must reapply for funding each year by completing an application for financial assistance and by submitting a letter of recommendation from the faculty advisor. All materials must be submitted to the department by 5:00pm on February 1st.

The Maybelle Burton Graduate Fellowship

The Maybelle Burton Graduate Fellowship is a three-year award given to an incoming PhD student in any of the Department's doctoral fields. It includes a monthly stipend currently totaling $17,000 per year, a three-year research account, and tuition for in-state and out-of-state students. In their first and second years, Burton Fellows serve as a TAs and are eligible for subsidized health insurance through the Graduate School. In their third year, Fellows do not have teaching responsibilities and are not eligible for subsidized health insurance.

The Dean L. May Graduate Fellowship

The Dean L. May Graduate Fellowship is a two-year award given to an incoming MA or PhD student in US history with a focus on the American West. It includes a monthly stipend totaling $17,000 per year and a tuition benefit for in-state and out-of-state students. Fellows in their first year hold teaching assistantships and are eligible for subsidized health insurance through the Graduate School. In their second year, Fellows do not hold teaching assistantships and are not eligible for subsidized health insurance.

The Maybelle Burton Graduate Scholarship

The Maybelle Burton Graduate Scholarship is a one-year award given to a PhD student in any of the Department's doctoral fields. It includes a monthly stipend totaling $17,000 for the year, a one-year research account, and tuition for in-state and out-of-state students. Burton Scholars serve as TAs and are eligible for subsidized health insurance through the Graduate School.

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching assistantships are awarded for a single academic year and are renewable pending satisfactory progress in the graduate program and the availability of funds in the Department budget. They include a monthly stipend currently totaling $15,100 (for masters students) and $16,200 (for doctoral students) for the year, subsidized health insurance benefits, and tuition for in-state and out-of-state students.

College and University-Wide Fellowships

College and University-wide fellowships are also available on a competitive basis from the University of Utah Graduate School, which awards both the Steffensen Cannon Graduate Fellowship and the Mariner S. Eccles Graduate Fellowship in Political Economy. Additional fellowships from the University’s nationally and internationally recognized interdisciplinary research centers are also available on a competitive basis. The American West Center offers the Floyd O'Neil Fellowship in Western American Studies. Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are available through both the Asia Center and the Center for Latin American Studies. Graduate Fellowships are available for continuing students through the Tanner Humanities Center.

 

Last Updated: 5/24/17