Ann Rappaport Prize

Ann 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 from the 18th century to the present.  Papers are eligible which were completed during the previous or current academic year.   2021-22 Elizabeth Schmidt   2019-20 Kristen Thomas-McGill

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Graduate Student Fellowship Support Fund

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 are chosen by the Graduate Admissions Committee or the Graduate Financial Aid Committee, in cooperation with the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History. Present and Previous Recipients […]

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Schlaikjer Fellowships for Japanese History

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 interest in Japan and its culture. 2021 Kandra Polatis, Elena Mailander and Erin Trumble 2020 Kandra Polatis and Erin Trumble 2018 Travis Seifman & Kandra Polatis 2017 Travis Seifman 2016 […]

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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: 2021 Sergey Salushchev 2020 Nicole de Silva 2019 Kali Yamboliev 2018 […]

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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: 2021 Julie Johnson and […]

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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: 2013-2020 No award 2012 Eric Fenrich 2011 Sarah Watkins 2010 Rachel Winslow 2009 Nicole Pacino 2008 Leandra Zarnow

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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: 2021 David McIntosh 2020 Dana Hughes 2019 Mariel Aquino 2018 Rana Razek 2017 Sasha Coles 2016 Peggy Beedle 2015 Laura Hooton 2014 Francisco Beltran 2013 Jason Stohler […]

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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: 2020 Giulia Giamboni 2020 Allison […]

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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: 2021 Donna Anderson 2020 Sarah Dunne 2019 Susan Schmidt and Will Thompson 2018 Julie Johnson 2017 Nicole DeSilva 2016 Rana Razek 2015 Holly Roose 2014 Ryan Abrecht 2013 […]

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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: 2021 Alexandra Noi 2020 Chloe Roberts 2019 Elizabeth Schmidt 2018 Fang He 2017 Thomas Franke 2016 Fang He 2015 Cody Stephens 2014 Cody Stephens […]

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