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. 


The Department of History maintains programs through which to recognize and celebrate outstanding scholarly achievement by our graduate students. Through awards and prizes, the Department of History salutes doctoral program students whose work is exemplary. These programs honor students who have a deep personal commitment and passion for preserving, interpreting and perpetuating the history of the many cultures throughout the world.
Awards and Fellowships
Department of History graduate students are recognized within UC Davis and beyond for their excellence in research and scholarship.
Scholz Prize
The Department of History awards the Emile G. Scholz Prize for the most outstanding paper in History 203.
Marchand Fellowship
The Roland Marchand Graduate Fellowship is awarded to entering and advanced graduate students.
Student Spotlight
Meet graduate students in our program with impressive research records.