College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Nau Graduate Research Assistantship in History

The Nau Research Assistantship is open to students enrolled in the UTSA History M.A. Program (2022-2023).

Up to five Graduate Research Assistants will be selected and will receive up to $18,000 each.

Eligible for in-state tuition rates.



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

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

3. Two Letters of Recommendation (strongly recommended that letters come from UTSA History professors).

4. Complete essay prompt on why you want to serve as a Research Assistant in a classroom.

5. Written Impact Statement: 200 words max.

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


Application Requirements

  • Why do you want to serve as a Research Assistant in a classroom? Please share how your interest in history is framed by a desire to teach history.
  • 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)
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a History department faculty member).

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


APRIL 1, 2022

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