The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall


Only PhD students in their first or second year are eligible to apply

The Department of History Pre-Dissertation Research Award supports students for up to $2,000.00 for research travel intended to explore archives or libraries with the intention to elaborate a viable thesis topic. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 7, 2019.

Students receiving this award are reimbursed for expenses of travel and accommodation to a maximum of $2,000.00.  Original receipts (including boarding passes) must be submitted to the Graduate Office for reimbursement after the research travel.

Note: This is a ONE TIME AWARD only. Think carefully about when it will benefit you most – before or after Comprehensive examinations. Preference will be given to students who are in second year and are finishing/ have completed the Comprehensive examinations and who have not yet received this award.

Students must submit the following in a single PDF file to the by 4:30 pm on the deadline above:

  1. Application Form (below)
  2. Short description of research and travel plan and relevance (one page)
  3. Detailed budget
  4. Letter from supervisor stating importance of this travel to research (to be submitted directly to
  5. Completed Financial Need Assessment Form - OSOTF form (if applicable)
Please save the PDF file with the following convention: Lastname_2019Pre-Dissertation.pdf



Download OSOTF form