Our students are facing unprecedented financial circumstances as a result of the global COVID pandemic. Fellowships and research grants have been cancelled or postponed, leaving many without income for the summer. As one grad student reports, “All potential summer internships in my field were cancelled, and they included a stipend and housing.” Another adds, “I am now faced with the real possibility of choosing between paying my rent and future research.”
We must do better. So, we’re asking for your help to ensure we can provide a summer stipend to all our graduate students. If you’re able, please donate directly to the history department (https://giving.ucsb.edu/Funds/Give?id=117).
We are grateful to our community for their ongoing generosity, support, and kindness. Together, we will emerge from this crisis stronger than ever. Please help if you can.