Summer Quarter Update, Fellowships and more…

Hopefully this finds you all enjoying a beautiful summer wherever you are: writing, researching, learning new skills, and getting some well deserved R&R.

Over the next few months, the History Gradline Website will be going through a redesign to better serve you in your career development and professionalization goals. This will include a more comprehensive list of funding and internship opportunities. Please email any suggestions, requests, or concerns you have to

In the meantime, continue reading for announcements on some upcoming deadlines for funding and teaching, as well as a new grad student profile featuring PhD student, Quin’Nita Cobbins.

imag0614Grad Student Profile: Quin’Nita Cobbins

PhD candidate Quin‘Nita Cobbins serves as the webmaster for, the largest online African American and Global African reference center that provides free and accessible information to millions of people across the globe. In this grad student profile, she discusses her work on the website, the meaningful engagements with the public it facilitates, and the new perspective it has given her on her own work. Read all about Quin’Nita’s work on here.

Continue Reading for fellowships and other announcements.


Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Opportunities in American Studies
Deadline August 1, 2016

The U.S. Scholar Program is now accepting applications for various opportunities in American Studies abroad for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications are due August 1. Check out the website for more information.





Pre-doctoral and Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Several dissertation completion fellowships will soon be announced. Though these are typically due in October and November, now is a good time to begin preparing your applications. Look out for a future blog post on preparing a successful application for national fellowship competitions.


Ford Foundation
See the Ford Foundation website for information on opportunities available through the Ford Foundation.

The Ford Foundation offers a dissertation completion fellowship to support students in the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation. It provides a one-year stipend of $25,000. Students are expected to defend no later than August 2018. Applications for the dissertation completion fellowship are due November 10, 2016.

Additionally, the Ford Foundation offers a predoctoral fellowship to support graduate students through a year of graduate study and research. It provides a one-year stipend of $24,000. Applications for the predoctoral fellowship are due November 17, 2016.




Also keep an eye out for announcement of these dissertation completion fellowships…





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