The Department of History sponsors several competitive fellowship programs for BA essay writers. The Montag, Sack, and Glenn Swogger Fellowships fund travel within the United States and abroad, and the Mann Travel Grant supports travel to US archives. Typical awards range from $200 to $500. To apply, please email the following documents, preferably in a single PDF, to the undergraduate program coordinator.  The deadline is generally in mid-May:

  • A 2–3 page proposal detailing (a) the project you propose to undertake; (b) the archive(s) you intend to visit; and (c) the materials you hope to consult in order to advance your project.
  • A detailed budget.
  • A copy of your most recent transcript.
  • Your resume or curriculum vitae (c.v.).
  • A list of completed and planned coursework relevant to your history major and your project.

There are a number of other funding opportunities available through CCSA (College Center for Scholarly Advancement), Career Advancement, and the Dean's Fund, which includes PRISM grants. (You may apply to the fund multiple times, but may receive funding only once.)

Ask your College advisor and join ugradhistory@lists.uchicago.edu to discover other opportunities.

 

Center for Scholarly Advancement Funds PRISM Research Grants Grants for Unpaid Internships
Third-Year International Travel Grant François Furet Travel Grants Nicholson Center for British Studies Travel Grants