History Department Research and Internship Funding - Fall 2015

Apply for financial support to conduct research or an internship.

Almara Research Grant

Established by an alumna, the Grants (which number several each year) are meant to encourage independent research by students  conducting research supervised by faculty in the History Department. This research usually leads to a 295 to 395 independent study in History. 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.

A faculty committee will choose recipients of the awards based on students past achievement and the quality of their research proposals. Students who wish to apply should submit an on-line application form which includes:

  • a 2-3 page description of the proposed project (along with a 1 page bibliography) that defines the topic and describes both the importance of the research for the student's program of study and the uses to which the Award would be put; 
  • a transcript (an unofficial transcript from MyMountHolyoke is sufficient); 
  • a proposed budget;
  • 1 letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the Department with whom the student has worked sent to Holly Sharac, Senior Administrative Assistant. 

Interested students should consult with members of the History Department to plan the project and get feedback on the draft proposal.

Ready to submit an application? Apply here.

Almara History in Museums J-Term Internship

Considering an internship at a museum?

A faculty committee will choose recipients of this award based on students past achievement and the quality of submitted materials. Students who wish to apply should submit an on-line application form which includes: 

  • a cover letter (explaining your preparation for and particular goals for the internship); 
  • a transcript (an unofficial transcript from MyMountHolyoke is sufficient); 
  • a resume;
  • the name of a faculty referee who can speak to your academic record and internship goals.

Interested students should consult with members of the History Department to plan and get feedback on the draft coverletter.

Ready to submit an application? Apply here.