College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Nau Graduate Research Award in History (Year 1)

The Nau Graduate Fellowship is open to prospective History M.A. students who have started the UTSA application process and to newly admitted graduate students enrolled in the History M.A. Program.

*A link to the scholarship hub is located at the bottom of this page, click the link and then log in with your UTSA ABC123 and Passphrase.


Up to 5 students will be selected and will receive awards up to $15,000 each for the academic year 2022-2023.

Recipients will also be eligible for in-state tuition.


1. The student must be enrolled in the UTSA History Graduate Program and actively pursuing an UTSA M.A. degree.

2. Fellows must be in good academic standing and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a scale of 4.0.

3. Applicants must complete a fellowship application through UTSA and include any supplemental information required.

4. 2 Letters of Recommendation (at least one from an Undergraduate History faculty preferred).

5. Essay *_OR_ *writing sample.

6. Written Impact Statement

7. All Nau Fellows will be required to present at the Annual Nau History Scholars Symposium.


Application Requirements

  • In 400-600 words, please tell us about a book or author whose research has shaped your thoughts of history and historical research. How has this historian influenced your thoughts on becoming an historical scholar?
  • Share a writing sample (up to 10 pages) that highlights your research in history and your use of primary sources to conduct historical research. Please use Chicago-Style footnotes.
  • Impact Statement: How would receiving a John Nau Award encourage your study of history and ability to do historical research? Factors may include preparing to teach history, reducing hours at place of employment to have more time to devote to history, an interest in studying history beyond the (BA/MA), being a student Ambassador for the History Department, etc. (200 words max)
  • Please enter names and email addresses for two letters of recommendation.

* For further questions, please contact the History Graduate Advisor of Record, Catherine Clinton at


APRIL 1, 2022

Click *here* to apply.

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