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History Student Opportunities

Hello, history students! In this section of our website you will find opportunities to apply for scholarships, fellowships, more advanced degrees in history, paper competitions, student conferences, and employment/internships.




Independent Study (5 units) for qualified undergraduate history majors (with GPA above 3.0) and/or history graduate students.
Dr. Clíona Murphy is looking for two or three students for independent study on ongoing research projects. These projects concern background research on an Irish police commissioner in India, ongoing research on further developing a Mexican-European bibliography 1821-1982 (which currently runs about 50 pages), possibly a third person to do background research on a Mexican-Irish topic which is already underway. Students need to have excellent research and writing skills and be able to meet deadlines. Students would be expected to put in the same amount of time as they would for an upper-division or graduate 5 unit course. Starting dates can vary. Work (ten weeks) will be appled to nearest academic term. If interested contact Dr. Murphy at

Capital Fellows Programs Deadline: February 25, 2009
These nationally recognized programs include 18 Assembly Fellows, 18 Senate Fellows, 18 Executive Fellows and 10 Judicial Administration Fellows, who receive an outstanding opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California. Fellows work for 11 months, receive health benefits and a monthly stipend of $1972 and are considered employees of Sacramento State. They work as full-time members of a legislative, executive, or judicial branch office. Anyone with a degree from a four-year college or university is eligible to apply. (Click here for more.)

Florida State University offers Doctoral Fellowships on French Revolutionary/ Napoleonic History
Students who apply for doctoral study at the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution at Florida State University are eligible to receive Ben Weider Graduate Student Fellowships. Fellowships offer full tuition waivers and $10,000 stipends annually. The Fellowships may be renewed each year throughout the course of your graduate studies. (Click here for more.)

Oaxaca Experience in Mexican History and Culture Summer Undergraduate Honors Seminar Deadline: 1 March 2009
Organizers of the Oaxaca Experience in Mexican History and Culture invite applications for a summer undergraduate seminar to take place in Oaxaca, Mexico, from June 22 to 17 July, 2009. During the month-long seminar, students from throughout North America will participate in seminars, workshops. (Click here for more). Contact:

Pacific Historical Review editorial fellowships. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2009
The Pacific Historical Review offers two year-long graduate editorial fellowships, from September 16, 2009, to September 15, 2010. The fellowships are open to all students enrolled in the Portland State University graduate history program. Graduate students in any field of historical study are encouraged to apply. Both fellowships provide a stipend, a graduate tuition waiver, an allowance. Contact: email:; phone: (503) 725-4953 or (503) 725-8230. (For more click here).

George J. Mitchell Scholarship: From the website: A national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The Mitchell Scholarship, named to honor the former U.S. Senator’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community. Twelve Mitchell Scholars, ages of 18 and 30, are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: academic excellence, leadership, and a sustained commitment to service and community. (For more, click here.)

Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program Deadline: March 3, 2009
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History welcomes applications from sophomore and junior History and American Studies majors for the 2009 summer program. History Scholars receive a stipend of $2,200, along with room, board, and a $600 travel allowance for a five-week program in New York City. Scholars conduct primary-source research to prepare historical materials for publication. Students receive an opportunity to work with original documents in the Gilder Lehrman Collection and other archives. The students also have exclusive meetings with eminent historians to discuss historical issues and gain insight into history as a profession. (For more, click here).

Opportunities for MA and PhD Degrees in Latin American History, University of Oklahoma. Deadline: March 1, 2010
The Department of History at the University of Oklahoma is now accepting applications to its masters and doctoral programs in Latin American History for academic year 2010-2011. The OU Latin American History program offers graduate stipends at both MA and PhD levels, and provides funding for research and conference travel. Our summer course in Mexico allows students to earn credit-hours conducting research while accumulating valuable in-country experience. OU Libraries has a strong Latin American collection of both primary and secondary materials for meaningful, on-campus research. (Click here for more.)

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