Departmental Funding

Erwin Hiebert

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 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.

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

Hiebert Fellowships for Graduate Conference Travel

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.

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

Please see application form for additional instructions. 

Hiebert Fellowships for Graduate Dissertation Research and Advanced Technical Training

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 or to undertake technical training, including advanced language training for dissertation research.

Application Deadline: Rolling for research or training to be carried out between September 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020; June 17, 2020 for research or training for reseaerch or training carried out between June, 2, 2020 and August 31, 2020. We will consider late applications on a case-by-case basis.

Please see application form for additional instructions.

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.

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

Strominger Fellowship for Dissertation/Advanced Training Application Deadline: 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 or to undertake technical training, including advanced language training for dissertation research in fields related to the history of public health or medicine.

Application Deadline: Rolling for research or training to be carried out between September 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020; June 17, 2020 for archival research or training for reseaerch or training carried out between June 2, 2020 and August 31, 2020. We will consider late applications on a case-by-case basis. Application is the same as that for the Hiebert Dissertation Research above.

Eligibility for Hiebert, Strominger, and Oral History 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.

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. 

Application and deadlines are the same as for the Hiebert/Strominger Dissertation Research Fellowships above.