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:

Applications for the 2018/2019 fellowships are due Dec 7, 2018. Please note that the Voegtle Fellowship has already been awarded for this cycle; we will not accept new application for that award until 2019/2020.

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Writing in History Undergraduate Fellowship Instituted to support historical research by undergraduate majors and minors. Awarded annually based on a successful paper written in any history class and intended to subsidize the cost of further studies in history through the purchase of books or software, or to subsidize transportation costs to libraries, museums or archives. Up to $200.
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History Launching Fellowship Instituted to support history majors as they pursue graduate education. Awarded annually to subsidize the application process to any graduate program (including history programs; programs in related humanities disciplines; and programs in law, medicine, education, social work or other non-humanities fields). The funds can be put towards expenses such as—but not limited to—testing fees, application fees, travel to visit schools. Up to $200.
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Digital-Online Undergraduate Fellowship Instituted to support undergraduate research in the digital format by history majors and minors. Preference shall be given to projects involving use of collections in the FIU museums. Awarded annually to subsidize travel to local museums, archives, and libraries, or the purchase of books or software. Up to $200.
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Darden Pyron American Cultural History Fellowship Instituted to support undergraduate or graduate research by members of the department. Preference shall be given to projects involving American / Southern History, Queer History, and/or Biography. Awarded annually to subsidize travel to archives, museums, and libraries (including for an internship); or the acquisition or reproduction of archival materials. Up to $350.
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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 undergraduate or graduate research by members of the department addressing issues in the history of Florida or Southern U.S. History. The fellowship is awarded annually to subsidize library or archival research trips (including for an internship) or the acquisition or reproduction of archival materials. Up to $1000.
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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.