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Graduate Awards & Fellowships

Established by Helen Murdoch, History Associates President, to honor a graduate student who is doing impressive work in African History, history of the African Diaspora, including African-American history. Recipients: 2023 […]
Ann & Stuart Rappaport Prize for the best graduate research paper/article or dissertation chapter on any aspect of European History, including European imperial and/or other aspects of transnational European History […]
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 […]
The Darcy Ruth Ritzau Graduate Student Award was established by our former Graduate Program Assistant to help meet the needs of history graduate students who have unusual circumstances or financial […]
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. […]
The Dick Cook Memorial Award is presented to a graduate or undergraduate student who is outstanding in terms of service to the department. It is given in honor of Dick […]
The Donald Van Gelderen Memorial Fellowship is an endowment that was created by one of the History Associates’ most stalwart supporters, Dr. Jo Beth Van Gelderen, to recognize non-traditional students who, […]
The ESMÉ FROST FELLOWSHIP was created by emeritus Professor Frank J. Frost in memory of his daughter Esmé, after her tragic death in an automobile accident. The fellowship supports graduate […]
This fund was established by anonymous donors to provide fellowship support to graduate students, either during the recruitment process, or for incumbent graduate students in addition to previously granted funding. Recipients […]
This fund was established in 2008 to aid graduate students in ancient Mediterranean and ancient Chinese history in a variety of ways, including the Drake Entrance Fellowship for recruiting outstanding […]
This award was created in 2017 to honor the memory of History Associates Board members who made an exemplary contribution to our mission. The aim of the award is to […]
For more than 25 years, Dr. Jo Beth Van Gelderen has encouraged donations to the History Associates Fellowships by means of an annual challenge whereby she matches other contributions dollar-for-dollar. […]
The History Associates, with advice from the History department, make awards each year to graduate students of particular merit at any stage in their graduate careers. Awards vary in amount, […]
The History Associates Recruitment Fellowship was created in 2008 to help the History Department recruit outstanding new graduate students in all fields of history. Present and past recipients: 2011-2018 No […]
Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly, who received her Ph.D. in History in 2008, created this award in 2011 in gratitude to the UCSB History Associates and as an incentive to other PhDs who, […]
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 […]
The Joachim Remak Dissertation Fellowship was established by Professor Remak’s two children, Catherine and Robert, in remembrance of their father’s legacy and his passion for history and promoting peace. The Remak […]
The John Coleman Award goes to the graduate student who wrote the best paper in Cold War history, international history or military history, the three fields that defined John Coleman’s […]
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 […]
The Lawrence Badash Prize recognizes the outstanding graduate student essay in history of science, technology or medicine in any era or geographical arena, or on weapons control. It honors Lawrence […]
The Mary Beth McGee Fellowship Fund, an endowed fund, shall be used to support graduate study toward the Ph.D. degree in medieval and early modern European history, including European overseas […]
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 […]
Dr. Monica Orozco, who earned her PhD in Latin American history from UCSB in 1999, is Director of the Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library. She established this award in 2011 to […]
Created through an endowment established to honor the strong relationship between Noah Parker, who graduated in 2016, and his family and the UCSB History Department. The Parker-Tiampo award supports outstanding […]
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 […]
The Philip W. and Maria Powell Prize is awarded to a History graduate student who has made a distinguished contribution to Latin American and Iberian studies at UCSB. It is […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Robert L. Kelley Fellowship recognizes the outstanding graduate student in the fields of Professor Kelley’s interest: U.S. intellectual history, public history, or the history of public policy. Robert Kelley was one of […]
This prize was created by the department in 2008 to honor the memory of Prof. Robert O. Collins, who taught African History at UCSB from 1964 until his retirement in […]
This fellowship was created in 2016 with a generous grant from Erich Schlaikjer and his wife Patricia McIntyre. They met in Tokyo in the early 1980s and retain a deep […]
The Award honors the memory of Professor Stephen Hay, who died in March 2001. The award supports graduate study of Islamic thought and culture. Recipients: 2023 Kareem Abdelbary 2022 Salma Shash […]
Emeritus History Prof. Frank Frost and his wife, Amanda, established this prize to encourage graduate student research in the history of political economy. Broadly conceived to cover any chronological period […]
Thomas Sizgorich’s first seminar paper was published in Past & Present. His second was published in the American Historical Review. His doctoral dissertation was recognized by the Council of Graduate […]
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 […]
The Wilbur R. Jacobs Prize honors Wilbur R. Jacobs, Professor of History from 1949 to 1988 and a founding member of the History Department. It is awarded to an outstanding History graduate […]
The William H. Ellison Prize, awarded in memory of William H. Ellison, Professor of History from 1925 to 1948, recognizes the best History graduate seminar paper, as determined by the History Prizes committee. […]