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Fellowships and Assistantships

The Ida M. Green Fellowship is awarded to a first-year doctoral student, carries a cash stipend, a tuition waiver, and no assigned duties.

Teaching assistantships (TA) carry a cash stipend and tuition waiver. The Department may also award a limited number of tuition-only Teaching Assistantships in any specific year. Recipients work as teaching, research, editorial, or administrative assistants.

Graduate instructorships (GI) carry a cash stipend and tuition waiver. Recipients normally teach one class per semester.  These awards are generally not available to first-year graduate students and typically go to advanced doctoral students.

The Benjamin W. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship enables one TCU history graduate student each year to work  exclusively on his or her dissertation for one academic year.  This most prestigious award in the graduate program provides $25,000 and tuition hours to support the completion of a doctoral dissertation. (Deadline: February 20)




Travel Funds for History Graduate Students

The Boller Fund and Worcester Fund provide small travel grants in varying amounts to help defray the cost of graduate students traveling to attend scholarly conferences or to do research. The Worcester Fund was established in honor of late TCU history professor Donald E. Worcester. The Boller Fund was established through the generosity of Professor Emeritus Paul F. Boller.

In order to apply for a Boller-Worcester Travel Grant, submit a completed application form to the Graduate Advisor. The application should include a description of the project and a detailed budget of what expenses will be incurred. If the purpose of travel is research, submit a prospectus of the project for which you are researching along with a detailed explanation of how the funded research will further that project.

The deadline to apply for a Boller-Worcester Travel Grant in fall semester is November 1 and for spring semester May 1.

The Boller Dissertation Fellowship, also thanks to the generosity of Prof. Boller, provides up to $2,000 to enable one graduate student per year to do extensive travel for dissertation research. In the application for the Boller Dissertation Fellowship, applicants should make clear:

  • The nature of your dissertation and its significance within your field of study
  • The reason that extended travel outside the Fort Worth area is necessary in order to write your dissertation
  • The specific locations you plan to visit, what you plan to accomplish
  • A detailed budget itemizing the projected cost of travel.

The deadline for submitting Boller Dissertation Fellowship applications in each academic year is May 1.