Rutgers University-Newark Historical Engagement Fellowships

Rutgers University-Newark Historical Engagement Fellowships

The graduate program in History, run by the Federated Department of History at Rutgers University-Newark and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, is now offering a number of fellowships to new entrants to its MA and MAT programs, starting fall 2017.

RU-N Historical Engagement Fellows will receive a stipend of $1200 per semester, equivalent to a 50% discount on the cost of a 3-credit graduate course. Award-holders may pursue their degree on either a full- or part-time basis. However, to be eligible for the fellowship, they must take at least one graduate course offered by the Federated Department of History in both the fall and spring semesters of the academic year 2017-18.

The purpose of these new fellowships is to support students who have a professional interest in making history more accessible to broader audiences. In particular, we hope to attract applications from those who work, or aspire to work, as social studies teachers; employees of historical sites or archives; and/or those interested in writing (in print or online formats) on historical topics for a wide readership.

Recipients will be expected to take specialized courses that cultivate skills in the public humanities and in the writing of history, while also fulfilling the broader requirements of either the 30 credit MA or MAT program in which they are enrolled.

Applicants should apply online by July 1, 2017, using their personal statement to outline their suitability for this award.

Award of the RU-N Historical Engagement Fellowships is on a competitive basis. The stipend will cover the fall and spring semesters of recipients' first year in the MA or MAT program in History. Fellowships may be renewed in subsequent years, with eligibility determined by students' satisfactory progress in the program.

The first ten respondents to this announcement will be eligible for a waiver of the application fee. To express interest in the fellowship program, please email the graduate program director in History, Dr. Susan Carruthers,