Graduate Student Grants

Global History Research Fellowships

Harvard graduate students are eligible to apply for research funding from WIGH to embark upon research in global history.

Global History Research Fellowships seek to facilitate investigations that link two or more regions of the world in a shared historical development. Through these grants, we wish to encourage research that focuses less on international relations, as traditionally conceived, than on economic and cultural exchange; comparative institutional or ecological development; topics involving demography, health, migration, religious or social movements; and the communication of goods and ideas across world regions.

These grants are for up to $5,000, are unrestricted and may be used for any research-related expenses such as travel, data collection, archival work, or interview transcription.

Research Fellowship recipients will be known as Global History Graduate Student Affiliates, and are expected to provide a report on their funded research and are expected to attend WIGH events, including the biweekly global history seminar.

To apply, please submit:

  • A research proposal of up to 500 words, including how the project fits into the field of global history
  • A one page CV
  • An estimated budget

All materials must be submitted to Jessica Barnard at by February 28th, 2018.