History students at UNL have multiple opportunities for financing their research and study available to them. Department grants and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students form the core of the department support of its successful students. University-wide grants and stipends are also available to History students and many of them have received these awards in the past. Various research and travel grants are also available through the university interdisciplinary programs in the humanities. In addition, History students at UNL got national and international grants and awards to finance their research and travel. Read more to learn about the opportunities available to our students.

History Department Scholarships and Grants

Undergraduate Students

Ed Hirsch Scholarship For many years Ed Hirsch, former officer of the University Foundation, has made scholarship funds available to one or two Arts and Sciences juniors with a concentration in History to help them complete their degree. Please note that applicants must be enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, but need not be History majors. The application requires a writing sample and two faculty letters of recommendation. This award is partly need-based; the recipient must be on file at the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid as having financial need. The money will be granted for the 2013-2014 academic year, so applicants should plan to be enrolled during that year. Students selected for this award in the recent past have received in the range of $2,000. For more information about this scholarship, terms of application and other department awards please visit the History Department Undergraduate Research, Scholarships and Internships page.

Graduate Students

All students who apply for admission to the master's or doctoral program in history are automatically considered for one of the Graduate Teaching Assistantships. These graduate assistantships are granted on a competitive basis for two years in the M.A. program or three years in the Ph.D. program. Occasionally, additional one-semester graduate assistantships may become available with the department. In such cases, the chair of the graduate committee will contact all current graduate students to invite applications for those positions. To learn more about these opportunities please visit the History department Graduate Program Principles, Standards and Requirements page.

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University Scholarships and Funding

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Creative Activities & Research Experiences or UCARE, funded by the Pepsi Endowment, offers opportunities for undergraduates to work alongside faculty members and directly participate in the campus's research or creative activities. As an undergraduate you may apply for UCARE awards to incorporate a research or creative experience into their undergraduate education. As a student researcher, you'll extend your knowledge beyond the classroom, taking the concepts you’ve learned in lectures and seminars and applying them to real-world situations. Research supports what you learn in the classroom and encourages deep learning. To learn more about UCARE, go to their website at http://www.unl.edu/ucare/undergraduate-research-unl.

Graduate Students

University offers graduate students a number of fellowships each year. The Presidential Fellowship is awarded to advanced doctoral or MFA students each year; the number awarded will be determined based on available funding. The fellowship stipend is $24,000 for the academic year. The award also includes tuition, fees, and the University's portion of the student health insurance.

The Fling Fellowship is awarded to advanced masters or doctoral students. Masters students must be within one year of graduation and doctoral students must be within two years of graduation. The fellowship stipend is $20,000. There were four Fling recipients for the 2012-13 academic year; the number to be awarded will be determined based on available funding. This award also includes tuition, fees, and the University's portion of the student health insurance.

The Dean's Fellowship will be awarded to the remaining students who are ranked in the top 10% of the fellowship applicant pool.

Doctoral students may also be eligible for the Day Dissertation Travel Award. To find out more about these opportunities, please visit the Office of Graduate Studies Sources of Funding for Current Students page.

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Interdisciplinary Programs Scholarships and Funding

Undergraduate Students

Many university interdisciplinary programs offer scholarships and funding to undergraduate students. Please look at the Department of History undergraduate Interdisciplinary Programs page to find out more about the range of programs and funding opportunities available through them.

Graduate Students

Many university interdisciplinary programs offer scholarships and funding to graduate students. Please look at the Department of History graduate Interdisciplinary Programs page to find out more about the range of programs and funding opportunities available through them.

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Other Sources and Opportunities

Graduate Students

The University Office of Graduate Studies maintains an extensive list of sources of external funding for graduate students, with over 30 entries on opportunities available to the students of History. Access this list at the Sources of External Funding page. You may find out about other funding opportunities through the UNL History Graduate Students' Association and Gradute Student Association, as well as through the H-Net discussion network listservs in your fields of study.

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