Departmental Funding



Erwin Hiebert

Erwin N. Hiebert Fellowships for Student Conference Travel, Dissertation Research, and Advanced Technical Training

Through a generous gift to the department in honor of the late Professor of History of Science, Erwin N. Hiebert, the Department is able to offer Hiebert Awards for conference travel and for dissertation research and advanced technical training including advanced language training to eligible doctoral students.

Matthew B. Strominger Fellowships for Student Conference Travel and Dissertation Research in History of Medicine

Strominger funding for graduate student conference travel and dissertation research and training is made possible through a generous gift to the Department by Professor Jack Strominger, A.B. 1946, and Mrs. Strominger in memory of their son, Matthew B. Strominger, of the Class of 1981. Academic conferences and research related to the history of public health or medicine are eligible for Strominger funding. Application is the same as that for the Hiebert Conference Travel above.

Oral History Fellowships for Students conducting research based on extensive oral interviews

This fellowship provides up to $2,500 in funding for students with an approved dissertation prospectus and whose research entails extensive use of oral interviews.



For each student, there is a $5,000 limit on departmental funding from all sources (Hiebert, Strominger, Oral History).


History of Science doctoral students may apply for financial support of up to $750 to fund travel to academic conferences to deliver a paper (or serve on a panel) every year they are enrolled and in good standing. Students may apply for funding for more than one conference subject to funding limits and availability. Where circumstances warrant it, funding limit may be increased to cover conference travel outside of North America.

Application Deadline: Rolling. At least 30 days in advance of conference.

Please see application form for additional instructions. 


(Hiebert, Strominger, and Oral History Fellowship)

History of Science students at the dissertation stage may apply for financial support of up to $2,500 ($1500 for post-generals summer support) to travel to an archive (or equivalent) for dissertation research, to conduct oral interviews for dissertation research, or to undertake technical training, including advanced language training for dissertation research.

Eligibility for Dissertation Research Fellowships

For academic year research funding, the department will consider applicants with an approved dissertation prospectus; for technical training, students who have passed generals and those with an approved prospectus will be considered. Students seeking post-generals summer funding must have passed the general exam.

Application Deadline:

  • Rolling for research or training to be carried out between September 1, 2022 and June 1, 2023.
  • August 31, 2022 for research or training carried out between June 2, 2022 and August 31, 2022. Late applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please see application form for additional instructions.