Awards & Fellowships

History Department Awards

  • Graduate Assistant/Associate in Teaching (request on Annual Progress Report)

Includes a teaching or grading opportunity, a salary, waiver of out-of-state tuition, waiver of in state registration fees, and student health insurance.

  • Graduate Registration Scholarship(request on Annual Progress Report)

Provides a waiver of in-state registration fees

  • Graduate Tuition Scholarship (request on Annual Progress Report)

Provides a waiver of out-of-state tuition

  • Departmental Fellowships (submit Applications to Graduate Program Coordinator, twice yearly)


Financial Awards

Applications for Graduate Teaching Assistantships, Registration and Tuition Scholarships are due February 15th.  Awards are on an annual basis, so you must reapply each year.  The application form is included in the Annual Progress Report available from the Graduate Program Coordinator and is circulated as an attachment to the listserv announcement.  Ideally, you should request one recommendation from your major advisor and one from your teaching supervisor.


Graduate Registration and Tuition Scholarships (GRS/GTS)

The department has a limited amount of funds available for registration and tuition scholarships. The Graduate College also has funding sources for these scholarships.  The Department will do its best to obtain such funds for its students.  Some funds must be applied for directly by the student; students should actively seek out and apply for such funds.



The Department of History awards a number of internal fellowships to qualified students, meant to help support costs of research projects, such as travel to archives or purchase of copies of specialized material.  Typically these are awarded to students working on M.A. theses or doctoral dissertations.  The amount of the award varies from year to year.  The application requires a project description and a budget; detailed information about the application process is circulated on the graduate student listserv.  The fellowships include:


  • The Richard Cosgrove Research Scholarship awarded to graduate students for research.
  • Sybil Ellingwood Pierce Fellowship for doctoral candidates in the history of the Southwest.
  • William H. Hesketh Fellowship.  The recipient must have passed comprehensive exams and use the money to support research or deliver a paper at a conference.
  • The Elizabeth Lantin Ramenofsky Graduate Fellowship in Southwest History
  • The Barbara Payne Robinson Scholarship awarded to graduate students in need of funding for travel and research.
  • The John P. Rockfellow scholarship for an outstanding doctoral candidate in history with preference for candidates in Western U.S. History.
  • The Michael Sweetow fellowship.  The recipient must have passed comprehensive exams and use the money to support dissertation research or deliver a paper at a conference.
  • The Edwin S. Turville Fellowship.  The recipient must be a doctoral candidate in history, who will use the funds to support completion of the dissertation.


Graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply for fellowship support from foundations outside the University of Arizona as well.  Further information, as well as assistance with the search process, is available through the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute (SBSRI), Communication 302. 

Additional funding for graduate student research is awarded by the SBSRI; applications are considered in both fall and spring rounds.  Details can be found at the SBSRI website.


College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Contact Us

Department of History
César E. Chávez Bldg.
Main Office, Room 415 
1110 James E. Rogers Way
Tucson, AZ 85721

Tel: (520) 621-1586
Fax: (520) 621-2422