For PhD students:
All students admitted into the PhD program are funded by the Henry Mitchell MacCracken Program for five years. (Candidates who have already completed an applicable MA receive four years of funding instead.) Fully-funded MacCracken supported students receive full tuition and fee remission, a living stipend, and NYU health insurance for the four or five years of their fellowship. Finally, doctoral students also receive three summers of funding, normally following the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year of study. New students also receive a one-time $1,000 stipend that may be used for start-up expenses.
The department welcomes applications from candidates who have outside fellowships. Enhanced support packages for students who enter with outside fellowships are designed on a case-by-case basis by the History Department and the Graduate School, depending on the terms of the external award. Typically, for students who receive an external award, NYU’s enhanced support package can include additional years of funding, including summer funding.
Continuing graduate students are encouraged to seek external sources of funding. Outside funding enables advanced students to undertake research in archives located abroad or in other U.S. cities. The Graduate School of Arts and Science also offers competitive awards for students to pursue pre-dissertation and dissertation research. Up-to-date information about internal and external grants and fellowships appears below on this webpage. Smaller grants for special purposes are also available.
For Master’s students:
Several graduate assistantships are offered to students in the Archives and Public History MA program within the archives concentration, in conjunction with Bobst Library. All applicants to the Archives and Public History MA program are automatically considered for these assistantships.
The Tuition Assistance Program for school teachers offers a 50% tuition discount to full-time primary and secondary teachers in New York City who are enrolled in the master’s program in World History. Awards granted under this program are contingent on the availability of funds. The application form can be downloaded here: TAP for Teachers form.
Master's students in World History are also encouraged to apply for a Foreign Language And Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship through NYU. Links to relevant departments through which students can apply appear below under GSAS funding.
The Graduate School’s Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) encourages students to apply for external grants and provides matching tuition points (from 50 to 100 percent) to eligible recipients of external awards from recognized, academic sources of funding outside NYU. For applications and specific details about TIP eligibility criteria, please visitwww.nyu.edu/gsas/Admissions/tipform.html. New York University offers several loan programs to students. Information is available at www.nyu.edu/financial.aid or at the Office of Financial Aid, 212-998-4444.
The GSAS/CAS Tuition Program: Qualified CAS students graduating in 2009 or later who complete the admissions application process and are admitted to the master's programs in History (World History, Archives and Public History, or History of Women and Gender), as well as the BA/MA program, in the term immediately following the year of their graduation from CAS, will be eligible to receive a 25% tuition discount for courses required for the degree program.
Sources of Funding
GSAS Awards http://gsas.nyu.edu/page/grad.life.fellowships.html
GSAS Travel Grants http://gsas.nyu.edu/page/grad.travelgrant
Center for Ancient Studies Ranieri International Scholars Fund Grantshttp://ancientstudies.fas.nyu.edu/page/travelgrants
Middle East Foreign Language And Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowshipshttp://www.nyu.edu/gsas/program/neareast/4_FLAS.html
West European Foreign Language And Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowshipshttp://cems.as.nyu.edu/object/cems.grad.fellowships.html#applyflas
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Foreign Language And Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/program/latin/FLAS_PAGE.html
GSAS Resources for External Funding:
GSAS listing of External Fellowshipshttp://gsas.nyu.edu/page/grad.financialaid.externalfellowships
GSAS OTS Digest listing of Funding Opportunitieshttp://gsas.nyu.edu/object/ots_06032008_fundingop.html
History Department Listing of External Funding Sources:
Below are some major fellowships and grants that have in the past supported doctoral students; students are encouraged to research other possible fellowships not listed below, as funding opportunities change by year.
American Council of Learned Societies http://www.acls.org/grants/default.aspx?id=354
CLIR Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sourceshttp://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/mellon.html
Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Fellowship http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html**Note students must apply through the GSAS Office of Academic and Student Life
Fulbright Student Program (IIE) http://gsas.nyu.edu/object/grad.acadlife.fulbright **Note students must apply through the GSAS Office of Academic and Student Life
National Security Education Program http://www.iie.org/programs/nsep/graduate/
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships http://www.woodrow.org/newcombe/
Social Science Research Council’s International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) and Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) http://fellowships.ssrc.org/
United States Institute of Peace Dissertation Fellowships http://www.usip.org/fellows/
Below are additional fellowships and grants that have supported doctoral students. Some are smaller and/or field-specific. Students are again encouraged to research other possible fellowships not listed below, as funding opportunities change by year.
American Bar Foundation Doctoral Fellowships in Law and Social Sciencehttp://www.americanbarfoundation.org/research/Fellowshipopportunities.html
American Philosophical Society grants: http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/
Archaeological Institute of America Fellowships http://www.archaeological.org/webinfo.php?page=10007
Center for Historical Research at Ohio State University, Dissertation Fellowshiphttp://chr.osu.edu/default.cfm#
Center of Military History Dissertation Fellowships www.army.mil/cmh
Central Europe Summer Research Institute (CESRI)http://www.iie.org//Content/NavigationMenu/Programs7/CESRI/CESRI.htm
Council for American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes https://clscholarship.org/home.php
Council for European Studies (CES) Fellowship Programhttp://www.ces.columbia.edu/awards/awards.html
Danky Fellowship, Wisconsin Historical Society:http://slisweb.lis.wisc.edu/~printcul/fellowship.html
The Samuel Eleazar and Rose Tartakow Levinson Prizehttp://www.historyoftechnology.org/awards/levinson.html
Gerald R. Ford Foundation Grants: http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/hpgrants.asp
The Formby Research Fellowshipshttp://swco.ttu.edu/Formby%20Fellowship/formby_research_fellowships.htm
Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Grants: http://www.nysarchivestrust.org/aptindex.shtml
Harvard Academy Scholars Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowshipshttp://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/academy/index.html
Heller-Bernard Dissertation Research Award in Gender and Sexuality Studieshttp://www.nyu.edu/csgs
IHR Mellon Fellowships for Doctoral Research in the Humanitieshttp://www.history.ac.uk/awards/#mellon
Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO) Fellowships:www.irex.org/programs/iaro/index.asp
Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason Universityhttp://www.theihs.org/ContentDetails.aspx?id=178
IREX US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program: http://www.irex.org/programs/eps/index.asp
Law and Society Association—Law & Social Science Dissertation Fellowship & Mentoring Programhttp://www.lawandsociety.org/
Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowshipshttp://www.masshist.org/fellowships/short_term.cfm
McNeal Center for Early American Studies (MCEAS) Dissertation Fellowship Programhttp://www.mceas.org/fellowships.htm
Miller Center Fellowship http://millercenter.org/academic/gage/fellowship
NACBS Dissertation Year Fellowship http://www.nacbs.org/diss.html
NY State Research in History Residency Programhttp://www.archives.nysed.gov/apt/grants/quinn_guideline.shtml
Penn State-Mellon Foundation Dissertation Seminar (summer humanities doctoral fellowship):http://www.earlymod.psu.edu/links.htm
Jerrold Seigel Fellowship in Intellectual and Cultural Historyhttp://www.columbia.edu/cu/cich/fellowship.html
Shalem Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowships http://www.shalemcenter.org.il/education/?did=21
Smith Richardson Foundation http://www.srf.org/grants/world_politics.php
The Society of Cincinnati Tyree-Lamb Research Fellowship
Stanford Humanities Fellows postdoctoral fellowships http://fellows.stanford.edu/application.html
Stanford University Pre/Post Doc Fellowships in International Securityhttp://cisac.stanford.edu/fellowships/predoctoral_and_postdoctoral_fellowships_in_international_security/
Starr Center Fellowships at Washington College: http://starrcenter.washcoll.edu/fellows/index.php
University of Michigan Clements Library, Price Visiting Research Fellowshiphttp://www.clements.umich.edu/Services.html#Price
Williams College Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation and Post-MFA Fellowships:http://www.williams.edu/admin/deanfac/fellowships/bolin.php
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Studies:http://www.woodrow.org/fellowships/women_gender/index.php
Winterthur Research Fellowship Program http://www.winterthur.org/research/fellowship.asp
Note: If any of the above links are outdated, or if you know of a grant or fellowship that would be appropriate to add to our list, please contact: email@example.com.