Joseph E. and Gina Laun Jannotta Foundation Research Prize

The Joseph E. And Gina Laun Jannotta Foundation Research Prize was awarded for the first time tin 2008, It supports graduate students who are working in East Asian and/or trans-Pacific relations and the way in which foreign policy and cultural issues play out among these nations. Present and previous recipients: 2012 Sean Harrington 2011 Chrissy Yee Lau 2010 Viktor Shmagin […]

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Richard K. Mayberry Award

The Richard K. Mayberry Award goes to Ph.D. students in the Department of History for overall scholarly excellence. This prize is to be used for purchase of books in the student’s area of study. It is given in memory of Richard K. Mayberry, UCSB graduate student (1979-80). Previous recipients: 2017 Kristoffer Smemo 2016 Joe Figliulo 2012 Rachel Winslow 2011 Jessica […]

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Patricia Cohen Endowed Graduate Fellowship

The Patricia Cohen Endowed Graduate Fellowship was created in 2015 in honor of Emeritus Professor Patricia Cline Cohen, who is an internationally renowned scholar of the social history of the colonial and early national periods of the U.S., U.S. Women’s and Gender History, and the History of Sexualities.  The fellowship provides research travel money for graduate students working in the […]

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Kenneth Mouré and Sara Norquay Graduate Study Award

Kenneth Mouré was professor of European economic history at UCSB from 1989-2009 and chair of the department from 2005-2009. Upon leaving to chair the History department of the University of Alberta, Prof. Mouré and his wife, artist Sara Norquay, created this award to support graduate student research in European archives and libraries. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Stephanie Seketa 2016 […]

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C. Warren Hollister Memorial Fellowship

The C. Warren Hollister Memorial Fellowship was created in 2002. It honors the memory of Warren Hollister, a founding member and former chair of the department (1958 – 1992) who turned UCSB into a world-recognized center for the study of medieval European history. The Hollister Fellowship supports graduate students in the field of medieval European history. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Sarah Hanson 2016 Kalina […]

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DeConde/Burns Prize

The DeConde/Burns Prize is awarded to a graduate student judged to be the best in outstanding accomplishment in foreign relations generally, with a preference for students in U.S. foreign relations. It was established in 2005 with a gift from Dr. Andrew Farrand (PhD 1979) to honor emeritus Prof. Alexander DeConde, a former chair of the department, and Prof. Richard Burns […]

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J. Bruce Anderson Memorial Fellowship

The J. Bruce Anderson Memorial Fellowship is awarded to the outstanding teaching assistant in the Department of History, in memory of J. Bruce Anderson, UCSB graduate student (1969-76). Present and previous recipients: 2017 Nicole DeSilva 2016 Rana Razek 2015 Holly Roose 2014 Ryan Abrecht 2013 Jason Linn 2012 Wendy Hurford Jackson Warkentin 2011 Nicole L. Pacino 2010 Lily Welty 2009 […]

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Jane S. De Hart Prize

The Jane S. De Hart Prize was awarded to the best graduate student working on historical questions of gender and/or sexuality, with a preference for U.S. history students. Excellence of scholarship might be demonstrated by some combination of the following: conference paper presentations of research, publication of research in journals, or an outside dissertation grant. This award was discontinued in […]

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Michael Bransfield Prize

Michael Bransfield was a highly talented member of one of the department’s first classes in Public History. An avid environmentalist, Michael hitchhiked across the country twice by himself, camping along the way. Here began his love affair with the national parks, especially Yosemite. Michael died prematurely in 1983 while completing an internship in Louisiana. His extensive personal library forms the […]

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Richard and Jeanne Williams Endowed Fellowship

The Richard And Jeanne Williams Endowed Graduate Fellowship is used to recruit and support History graduate students of the highest caliber. Richard Williams is an alumnus of UCSB and former chair of the UCSB Foundation. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Thomas Franke 2016 Fang He 2015 Cody Stephens 2014 Cody Stephens 2013 Elijah Bender 2012 Eric Fenrich 2011 Nikki Goodrick 2010 Jean Smith […]

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Stuart Bernath Research Prize

The Stuart Bernath Research Prize was awarded for the first time in 2008 by friends and family of the late Stuart Bernath. It is given to a History department graduate student to be used for travel related to dissertation research. Present and previous recipients: 2015 No award 2014 No award 2013 No award 2012 Eric Fenrich 2011 Sarah Watkins 2010 Rachel Winslow 2009 […]

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Van Gelderen Graduate Fellowship

The Van Gelderen Graduate Fellowship was established by longtime History benefactor JoBeth Van Gelderen and her late husband, Don, to support graduate students in American history, preferably students of the American West. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Sasha Coles 2016 Peggy Beedle 2015 Laura Hooton 2014 Francisco Beltran 2013 Jason Stohler 2012 No award 2011 Nicole Coggins 2010 Tory Inloes 2009 Warren Wood […]

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