Scholarship Opportunities

Internal Fellowships

The Department of History is in the process of developing a line of fellowships of its own to support talented and ambitious undergraduate students. We expect applications to open in the academic year 2018/19 and will add information to this page as soon as it becomes available. At this stage, the department expects to implement awards and grants of a considerable variety:

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Writing in History Undergraduate Fellowship Instituted to support the writing of a historical paper by undergraduate majors and non-majors. Awarded annually to subsidize the acquisition or reproduction of archival materials, library or archival research trips, and/or the revision and copy editing of outstanding paper drafts. Click here

Writing in History Junior/Senior Fellowship Instituted to support the writing of a paper by junior and senior students in the department. Awarded annually to subsidize the acquisition or reproduction of archival materials, library or archival research trips, and/or the revision and copy editing of outstanding paper drafts from junior or senior seminars. Click here

Digital-Online Undergraduate Fellowship Instituted to support the writing of an undergraduate paper presented in the digital format by junior and senior students in the department. Preference shall be given to projects involving use of collections in the FIU museums. Awarded annually to subsidize the acquisition or reproduction of archival materials, library or archival research trips, and/or the revision and copy editing of outstanding paper drafts. Click here

Darden Pyron American Cultural History Fellowship Instituted to support the writing of an undergraduate or graduate paper by majors in the department. Preference shall be given to projects involving American / Southern History, Queer History, and/or Biography. Awarded annually to subsidize the acquisition or reproduction of archival materials, library or archival research trips, and/or the revision and copy editing of outstanding paper drafts. Click here

Henry J. Voegtle Fellowship on the History of Florida or Southern U.S. Instituted as part of the Henry J. Voegtle History Endowment to support the writing of an undergraduate or graduate research paper by majors in the department addressing issues in the history of Florida or Southern U.S. History. Preference shall be given to undergraduate projects involving Florida and using archives and libraries away from Miami. The fellowship is awarded annually to subsidize the acquisition or reproduction of archival materials, library or archival research trips, and/or the revision and copy editing of outstanding paper drafts.For more information click here

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University-Wide Scholarships

Florida International University maintains a comprehensive scholarship database for its students that is updated frequently. Check here to find out what grants and fellowship applications are open. Additionally, multiple external online listings like Scholarships & Grants offer information on nation-wide and international funding competitions.

Hispanic-Serving Institutions Pathways to the Professoriate Program (HSI/Pathways).

The HSI/Pathways program aims to prepare undergraduates in the humanities and related fields to pursue a career in the professoriate through engaged mentorship, opportunities to participate in research, a summer program focused on methodology in the humanities and social sciences, and a collaborative cross institutional conference focused on students’ research. Undergraduate students in their third year are eligible to apply. Click here for details and instructions. Click here to learn about the HSI/Pathways Open House. Click here to learn about HSI/Pathways requirements, application deadlines, and benefits.

Writing in History 2017– 2018 Undergraduate Essay Contest

The Writing in History 2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Essay Contest is designed to recognize the quality research and scholarly writing of students in history courses at Florida International University. Any current undergraduate at Florida International University is eligible to submit a piece of historical scholarship written during the 2017-8 academic year. We encourage original research, either built on primary sources or engaging a historiographic debate, and the essays should reflect the highest standards of scholarly research and writing.

Entries will be evaluated on subject knowledge, clarity of argument, engagement with source material, and significance to the field. Essays for the 2017 - 2018 contest must be submitted by April 20.