The Department provides financial assistance for travel to conferences to students presenting papers by reimbursing them for half their travel fare. The Department does not guarantee that it will be able to provide support for every student who requests travel funds. However, the Department will reimburse students until all available funds are expended. Funds for these awards are available from three sources.
History Miscellaneous Scholarship
The funds in the History Miscellaneous Scholarship come from donations from our alumni and access students. It is not an endowed fund; the money we have is limited to donations and consequently varies from year to year. Students must be registered for at least 2 credits during the quarter they receive this funding. Students must apply directly for this award.
Graduate School Travel and Honoraria Award
The funds in the Graduate School Travel and Honoraria budget are allocated to the Department on an annual basis. The amount of money available varies from year to year. This budget is used primarily to bring in speakers from other institutions to present lectures and give seminars on a wide range of topics of interest to our faculty and students, but is used occasionally to support students traveling to conferences to present papers. Students must be registered for at least 2 credits during the quarter they receive this funding. Students must apply directly for this award.
In addition to the numerous fellowships and awards available to support dissertation research and writing the Department offers modest funding to support travel to research collections.
Maclyn P. Burg Graduate Student Scholarship Fund in History
In 1994 the Department lost a longtime friend and colleague, Maclyn P. Burg. In his honor, Mac's family, friends and colleagues established the Maclyn P. Burg Graduate Student Scholarship Fund in History. The aim of this award is to support "exploratory" research. To this end, it may be used alone or to supplement research funding secured elsewhere. Awards are limited to costs associated with travel to research collections (typically round-trip airfare) and are not to exceed $750. The number of awards made each year will depend upon the money available in the scholarship fund. Students apply for these awards as part of the Department's annual Consolidated Funding Application.