The Graduate Program

 Award Announcements

2020-2023 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Chosen from a pool of 2,211 applicants, the 30 Fellows were selected for their potential to make significant contributions to the United States. They will each receive up to $90,000 in funding over two years to support their graduate studies. The 2020 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows are all the children of immigrants, green card holders, naturalized citizens, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients, or visa holders who graduated from both high school and college in the United States.


2022 Doris G. Quinn Foundation Dissertation Fellowships

The History Department is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the Quinn Fellowship.  Sponsored annually by the Doris G. Quinn Foundation with matching support from Columbia, this fellowship assists students in the final year of dissertation-writing.  This year’s Quinn fellowship funds are being matched by the generous support of the History Department’s Board of Visitors and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. The Department is delighted to announce this year’s Quinn Fellows:

  • Jocelyn DeVinney
  • Rebecca Glade
  • Thomas Zuber


2022 Howard and Natalie Shawn Prize

The Howard and Natalie Shawn Prize is awarded to a recently graduated PhD student whose dissertation encompasses political history since 1800.


  • Zeinab Azarbadegan