Award Opportunities

Almara History in Museums J-Term Internship

The AHM internship is a concentrated J-term practicum in object-based History and Museum Studies. Two will be offered to History majors. One focuses on the diverse collections of material culture and associated documentary record at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum. Projects will explore elements of object and archival research, cataloguing and writing, object handling and care, and more. The other internship involving the same elements will be based at a museum or historical site chosen by the student. Prospective interns are responsible for contacting a museum, historical home, or other public history site and arranging for the internship, including supervision at the internship site.
Fall 2015 Deadline for application: noon on 6 November 2015

Almara Grant

Established by an alumna, the Grants (which number several each year) are meant to encourage independent research by students in the History Department. Recent awards have helped Mount Holyoke undergraduates to conduct interviews and research in a variety of places, including Washington D.C., Harvard University, New York City, Bangladesh, France, China, and South Africa. Applications for this grant are requested twice annually, once in the fall and once in the spring.
Fall 2015 Deadline for application: noon on 6 November 2015
Spring 2016 Deadline for application: noon on 11 March 2016 

Wilma J. Pugh Grant

Established by Professor emeritus Pugh and her nephew, Emerson Pugh, the Award consists of a research grant to a History major (or majors) who shall be undertaking an independent project in history during her senior year. The purpose of the grant is to help cover the cost of travel to a research site and/or related expenses. Students who have won Pugh Grants in the past have had extremely positive experiences which have set them on the path to honors theses and more. Applications for this Grant are accepted annually in the spring semester.
Spring 2016 Deadline for application: noon on 11 March 2016

Clio Melpomene Prize

The late Peter Veireck, Professor Emeritus of History and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, has endowed this annual prize for 'a young woman who follows her private star in poetic style or historical interpretation.'  Applications for this prize are accepted annually near the end of the spring semester.
Spring 2016 Deadline for application: noon on 25 April 2016

Constitutional Issues Research Fellowship

Mount Holyoke sophomores and juniors may submit proposals for research projects on contemporary public policy issues that contain a constitutional history component. Fellowship awards provide funds for summer research that might serve as a basis for a senior thesis or other scholarly work.Up to two fellowships may be awarded for summer 2015. Applications for this fellowship are accepted annually.
Deadline for this year's application: 15 February 2016

Joseph Skinner Fellowship

The bequest of Joseph Skinner, a nineteenth-century industrialist who was a Trustee and Benefector of the College. The Skinner Fellowship in History is awarded to a graduate of Mount Holyoke College who is pursuing graduate study on a full-time basis in a program that leads to a PhD degree. The fellowship is intended to assist graduate students in the completion of their degrees. Preference is therefore given to applicants who are completing their dissertations. Previous recipients have worked on a range of subjects and periods. Applications for this fellowship are accepted annually in the spring semester.
Deadline for application: noon on Friday, 13 February 2016