The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


Paul Naish and John M. Cammett Memorial Awards (deadline April 20)

The PhD Program in History offers two travel and research awards to students who are currently in the program:

1)      The Paul Naish Memorial travel and research fund

Open to students of any level. The program can offer partial reimbursement of research/conference related expenses you have already incurred (between March 2019 – March 2020).  This year, in view of twin difficulties of the ban on movement and the closure of libraries we are now opening it to applications for funding to acquire research materials—the purchase of books, the reproduction of archival records, etc. Depending on fund availability, we hope to also offer partial funding for a research trip or conference that you plan to undertake (between March 2020 – May 2021).  Please send a description of your needs with an itemized list of your expenses, including an actual or estimated total amount.

2)      The John M. Cammett Travel Award

A travel grant of $2,500 will be made to an outstanding Level III graduate student in modern Italian history or any other subfield of modern European history for the purpose of carrying out archival research for the dissertation.  The prize honors Prof. John M. Cammett (1927-2008) of John Jay College and the Graduate Center, whose historical passions included the work and thought of Antonio Gramsci, and more generally, the modern social and political history of Europe.  Applicants must submit a cover letter, the dissertation proposal, and a letter of recommendation from the advisor.


REMINDER: If you are planning international travel you MUST comply with the Graduate Center’s requirements:


Please email everything to by April 20th. Results will be announced via email in mid-May. These awards are for Fall 2020, so you must be registered for the Fall semester by May 15th. (Registration begins April 28th.)