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Fellowships & Financial Aid

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Graduate Student Resources

Fellowships & Financial Aid

The Department of History provides financial support to graduate students on a competitive basis in two forms: 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 do not need to reapply.


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, eligibility for the University of Utah's Graduate Subsidized Health Insurance Program (GSHIP), and tuition coverage through the Tuition Benefit Program (TBP). Teaching Assistants are expected to work on average, twenty hours a week in support of their assigned teaching and must be full-time graduate students (9 credit hours per semester).

College & 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.

For general information about graduate financial aid, you can also check the Office for Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Last Updated: 6/19/24