Graduate Orientation 2015

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, will continue offering a number of fellowships to new entrants to its MA and MAT programs.

RU-N Historical Engagement Fellows will receive a credit equivalent to one three (3) credit graduate course per semester. 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.

The purpose of these 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 the deadline 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.

To express interest in the fellowship program, please email the graduate program director in History, Dr. Timothy Stewart-Winter,