Published: March 16, 2017

Congratulations to four History Ph.D candidates who have been awarded fellowships in 2017.

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Alessandra Link, a doctoral student specializing in Native American history and the history of the American West, was awarded a 2017 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

ACLS, a private, nonprofit federation of 74 national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. Advancing scholarship by awarding fellowships and strengthening relations among learned societies is central to our work. Other activities include support for scholarly conferences, reference works, and scholarly communication innovations. 

Sherri Sheu, an environmental historian was awarded a 2017 Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellowship.

Smithsonian Institution Fellows conduct independent study and research related to SI collections, experts, or facilities in cooperation with at least one Smithsonian advisor.

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program is administered through the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI).

Jill Bjerke,  specializing in medieval history, was awarded a 2017 Fulbright to France and Dillon Webster, a joint History / Religious Studies Ph.D student was swarded a 2017 Fulbright to Spain

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Roughly 1,600 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars, and 900 visiting scholars receive awards, in addition to several hundred teachers and professionals. Approximately 370,000 "Fulbrighters" have participated in the Program since its inception in 1946.