Fellowships and Assistantships

Florida State University and the Department of History offer a number of fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships available to incoming and current students. For more information about these fellowships, contact Dr. Sinke, the Director of Graduate Studies.


For Incoming Students

Sponsored by generous supporters of the History department, these fellowships offer guaranteed funding to outstanding applicants. Most are multi-year packages with at least one year when the fellow does not have duties within the department and can pursue research elsewhere. There are no separate applications to compete for these fellowships; the departmental application is comprehensive.

Dan and Sylvia Walbolt Fellowships and Margaret Ausley Fellowships

Sponsored by generous supporters of the History department, these doctoral fellowships offer a guaranteed funding package for 5 years. To be awarded to outstanding applicants, the Ausley and Walbolt Fellowships offer financial support in both the first and fourth years of the doctoral program (with no teaching responsibilities). Fellows will receive teaching assistantships in the other three years.

Daniel Sr. and Sylvia Walbolt MA Fellowship and Dorothy P. and Margaret A. Johnsen Graduate Fellowship in American History

Fellows receive financial support for the first two years, with no work obligations in the first year.

Robert Adler Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund in History

This is a funding option for graduate students in any field of history.

Margaret B. Ausley Graduate Fellowship in History

This doctoral fellowship offers a guaranteed funding package for 5 years. It provides financial support without work obligations in both the first and fourth years of the doctoral program. Fellows will receive regular assistantship duties in the other three years. This is a funding option for graduate students in any field of history

Barnett Bank Graduate Fellowship

This is a funding option for graduate students in American history.

Harold Baumgarten and Samuel M. Gibbons Endowed Fund [Greatest Generation Fellow]

This is a funding option for graduate students with an interest in the history of World War II.

Sarah Mae Cummings and Ann Clemons Memorial Scholarship Fund

This is a funding option for graduate students in any field of history.

Annabelle V. Horward Endowed Fellowship

This is a funding option for graduate students studying Napoleon and the French Revolution.

Donald D. Horward Endowed Fellowship in Napoleonic Military

This is a funding option for graduate students interested in the military history of the Napoleonic era.

Dorothy P. & Margaret A. Johnsen Graduate Fellowship

This is a funding option for graduate students in American history.

Dan and Sylvia Walbolt Fellowships

This doctoral fellowship offers a guaranteed funding package for 5 years. It provides financial support without work obligations in both the first and fourth years of the doctoral program. Fellows will receive regular assistantship duties in the other three years. This is a funding option for graduate students in any field of history

Ben Weider Graduate Fellowship

This is a funding option for graduate students studying Napoleon’s non-military legacy.

Additional Application Required for incoming students

Research, Grading, and Teaching Assistantships

The department has a limited number of assistantships that are awarded for duties connected with instruction or research. GAs may be assigned to a variety of non-teaching assignments; TAs are assigned classroom teaching responsibilities. Only full-time history students with regular graduate status are eligible for these awards.

University Awards

Legacy Fellowship, University and Presidential Fellowships, FAMU Feeder Fellowship, Leslie N. Wilson - Delores Auzenne Assistantship for Minorities, Henderson Family Graduate Fellowship (MA), McKnight Doctoral Fellowship. University awards are detailed on the Graduate School's webpage.


For Current Students

Walbolt Dissertation Fellowships and Martin-Vegue Fellowships

The Department awards two Walbolt Dissertation Fellowships and two Martin-Vegue Fellowships each year one each for the spring semester, and one each for the fall semester. Applicants must be current FSU students in the Department who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus. Recipients are required to use the fellowships to conduct doctoral research in archives or to complete the writing of the dissertation.

The J. Leitch Wright Jr. Awards  and The Joe M. Richardson Award

Details about these awards, each of which is named after a former Professor of History at Florida State University, are available from Dr. Sinke, the Director of Graduate Studies.

Research, Grading, and Teaching Assistantships

The department has a limited number of assistantships that are awarded for duties connected with instruction or research. GAs may be assigned to a variety of non-teaching assignments; TAs are assigned classroom teaching responsibilities. Only full-time history students with regular graduate status are eligible for these awards.

University Awards

International Dissertation Semester Research Fellowship, Dissertation Research Grants. University awards are detailed on the Graduate School's webpage


Additional resources can be found at FSU's Financial Aid Office.