Fellowships and Assistantships

Florida State University and the Department of History offer a number of fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships available to incoming and current students. For more information about these fellowships, contact Dr. Sinke, the Director of Graduate Studies.

For Incoming Students

Dan and Sylvia Walbolt Fellowships

Margaret Ausley Fellowships

Sponsored by generous supporters of the History department, these doctoral fellowships offer a guaranteed funding package for 5 years. To be awarded to outstanding applicants, the Ausley and Walbolt Fellowships offer $20,372 in both the first and fourth years of the doctoral program (with no teaching responsibilities). Fellows will receive teaching assistantship in the other three years, with an annual salary of $12,745. There are no separate applications to compete for these fellowships; the departmental application is comprehensive.

Daniel Sr. and Sylvia Walbolt MA Fellowship

Dorothy P. and Margaret A. Johnsen Graduate Fellowship in American History

Fellows receive $17,245 each year, for the first two years, with no work obligations in the first year. There are no separate applications to compete for these fellowships; the departmental application is comprehensive.
Research, Grading, and Teaching Assistantships The department has a limited number of assistantships that are awarded for duties connected with instruction or research. GAs may be assigned to a variety of non-teaching assignments; TAs are assigned classroom teaching responsibilities. Only full-time history students with regular graduate status are eligible for these awards.
University Awards: Legacy Fellowship, University and Presidential Fellowships, FAMU Feeder Fellowship, Leslie N. Wilson - Delores Auzenne Assistantship for Minorities, Henderson Family Graduate Fellowship (MA), McKnight Doctoral Fellowship. University awards are detailed on the Graduate School's webpage.

For Current Students

Walbolt Dissertation Fellowships

Martin-Vegue Fellowships

The Department awards two Walbolt Dissertation Fellowships and two Martin-Vegue Fellowships each year one each for the spring semester, and one each for the fall semester. Applicants must be current FSU students in the Department who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus. Recipients are required to use the fellowships to conduct doctoral research in archives or to complete the writing of the dissertation.

The J. Leitch Wright Jr. Award for Dissertation Travel

The J. Leitch Wright Jr. Award for Outstanding Research

The Joe M. Richardson Award for Teaching Excellence

Details about these awards, each of which is named after a former Professor of History at Florida State University, are available from the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies.
Research, Grading, and Teaching Assistantships The department has a limited number of assistantships that are awarded for duties connected with instruction or research. GAs may be assigned to a variety of non-teaching assignments; TAs are assigned classroom teaching responsibilities. Only full-time history students with regular graduate status are eligible for these awards.
University Awards: International Dissertation Semester Research Fellowship, Dissertation Research Grants. University awards are detailed on the Graduate School's webpage
Financial Aid: FSU Financial Aid Office
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