The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


April 3 deadline – E.P. THOMPSON FELLOWSHIP

The Ph.D. Program in History offers an annual E.P. Thompson Fellowship in United States History to a dissertation-level student whose work is informed by E.P. Thompson’s approaches to history.  The award is for one year and carries a stipend of $20,000. Only students who have completed all course work and examinations, had their proposals approved, and been “Advanced to Candidacy” are eligible.


The fellowship is named for Professor Edward Palmer Thompson (1924-1993), the distinguished British historian, in honor of his impact on U.S. historians.  It is awarded annually to the CUNY doctoral student whose work best exemplifies the standards of scholarship exhibited by Professor Thompson in his pioneering works of social, intellectual, and political history. 


Applicants must submit the following material to the E.P. Thompson Fellowship Committee, c/o History Program:

 a dissertation proposal;

 a brief statement describing how their dissertation is in a genre associated with Professor Thompson’s work and relates to the project of social history, as exemplified by his scholarship and legacy;

 a letter of recommendation.


Please email the proposal and statement to Marilyn Weber, APO, at Recommendation letters may be emailed or mailed.