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History Research Travel Grants

The History Department will fund research travel for PhD students with two types of awards to be disbursed between June 15, 2021 and June 1, 2022.

History Research Travel Grants (HRTGs) will be available both to pre-dissertation students (maximum award $2,000) and dissertation students (maximum award $3,000). For the latter, students must have defended the prospectus and advanced to candidacy by the time they take up the grant funding (not necessarily at the time of application).

Applications are due by April 27 and awards will be announced by May 7. The grants will be distributed on a competitive basis. Priority will be given to those students who do not have access to other sources of funding, whether external or internal to Yale (such as RITM or MacMillan). Applications from all fields will be considered. Applications will be evaluated by the Graduate Advisory Committee and in consultation with the Chair. In any given instance, the committee may fund only part of the request.

All travel must adhere to the University’s guidelines on travel during the pandemic, which may change over the funding period. See this site for further details: https://research.yale.edu/phase-1-2-and-3-pathways-research-reactivation.

Reimbursement Policies and Procedures

All funds will be disbursed as reimbursements and must follow all university rules for research expenditures. Receipts need to be submitted within ten days after completing your travel.

  • All reservations have to be in your name
  • Any airfare must be Economy class only
  • All expenses must be paid for with your credit card. We cannot process the reimbursement if the payment was made by anyone other than you.

Reservations made using Airbnb need to be made using the following link:


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