Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page. 

External Research Fellowships

This is a list of research fellowships provided by external funding organizations for graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in History.

Deadlines for these fellowships are spread across the academic year. Although there are many fellowships with fall deadlines, some very important ones, such as the Fulbright-Hays fellowship for research abroad, are in the spring, and others appear in-between.   

Fellowships for Students Prior to Their Third Year

Short-Term Field Research Fellowships

Dissertation Writing Fellowships

Post-doctoral Fellowships

Short-Term Post-doctoral Support Fellowships

Resources for Writing and Conceptualizing Proposals

  • Adam Pzreworski and Frank Salomon, "The Art of Writing Proposals" (SSRC, 1995)
  • Andrew Abbott, Methods of Discovery: Heuristics in the Social Sciences (New York: Norton, 2004).
  • Helen Sword, Stylish Academic Writing (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012).
  • Howard Becker, Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2007) [1986].