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Funding & Fellowships

The history department offers both research and teaching fellowships to outstanding applicants. Stipends range from approximately $9,000.00 to $10,000.00, and include a full fee waiver. Research and teaching assistants have shared office space with computers.

All new applicants to the master’s program are automatically considered for research and teaching assistantships. Continuing students should inform the Graduate Coordinator in writing by January 15 that they wish to be considered for funding.

Teaching Assistants (TAs)

Teaching assistants (TAs) work in classes with professors in the department. The courses that have TA’s include both lower and upper division courses, and are selected based upon their high enrollment.

Research Assistants (RAs)

Research assistants (RAs) work directly with professors on research projects. Examples of recent assignments include projects on Latins in Idaho, a study of a seventeenth-century cemetery in North Carolina, and research projects on historical public policy in the Boise area.


Departmental Scholarships

Departmental scholarships are also available to graduate students. Applications are due February 15 of each year; please check with the department administrative assistant, Katie Chesbro at, for more information.