Financial Support for Graduate Students

Frederick Douglass Doctoral Scholars Fellowship

The fellowship is awarded to new Ph.D. students who are also new to the Graduate School. It is designed to recruit academically talented students with an interest in college or university teaching to pursue Ph.D. studies from all disciplines to Howard University.

The award includes tuition and an $18,000 stipend per year of eligibility. The award is offered for up to five years to new students matriculating from a baccalaureate degree and up to three if enrolling from a master’s program.

All applicants must obtain a letter of recommendation from the academic chair of the department to which they are applying.

Domestic and International Students are eligible. Deadline is early January.

Learn More About the Fellowship

The Department of history offers financial support to its graduate students on a merit basis. The awards allow graduate students to present papers in national and international conferences, to conduct research during the summer. Some support is also offered at critical stages of dissertation writing. In addition, some positions of teaching associates can be offered each semester. To know more details about these awards, eligibility criteria and deadlines, click here (pdf file). To download the application form, click here (pdf file)

Students should consult the Director of Student Relations and Enrollment Management in the Graduate School for current information concerning other sources and types of financial assistance. Some awards are open for application only upon admission for students entering the Graduate School for the first time.

To know more about funding opportunities, visit:

Graduate School website

Funding opportunities for the graduate students of the Department of History