The History Department offers several graduate assistantships each academic year. Graduate assistants are expected to work 20 hours per week for the department and receive a stipend of $8,000 for the academic year and a tuition waiver for the Fall and Spring semesters. Most graduate assistants serve as teaching assistants to faculty teaching large undergraduate survey courses, while some may be assigned to work in the USA Archives.

New applicants who apply by March 15 are automatically considered for the ensuing academic year.  Students who are renewing fellowships should provide one letter of recommendation from a USA faculty member along with the Graduate Assistantship Application Form which is available on the Graduate School website. Letters of recommendation should comment on the suitability of the applicant for a graduate assistantship. All materials should be received in the History Department by March 15 for full consideration for an award for the ensuing academic year.