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Graduate Fellowships

Each year the Center has awarded full graduate fellowships to advanced students in the Department of History. The Center provides the stipend, while The Graduate School provides the tuition.  A faculty committee within the department selects these scholars. Recipients are ordinarily excused from normal teaching duties and are expected to organize a one-day graduate conference with an outside keynote speaker, as well as to help manage other Center activities (see I).

In addition, the Center collaborates with Evanston and Chicago institutions to provide History graduate students with paid summer research projects (see II).


The three Center Graduate Fellows are now known as the T.H. BREEN Graduate Fellows, in honor of the founding Director of the Center and eminent colonial American historian, Timothy Hall Breen. The Center also co-sponsors one QUINN Fellowship in conjunction with the Doris G. Quinn Foundation.

2018-19 BREEN FELLOWS: Kevin BAKER, Jessica BIDDLESTONE, and Aram SARKISIAN / QUINN Fellow: Keith Allan CLARK II.


The CCHS supports summer fellowships/internships for graduate students collaborating with Evanston and Chicago institutions on history research projects.

More on summer 2019 projects coming in Spring.

In the summer of 2018 the Center sponsored

In the summer of 2018 the Center sponsored 3 fellowships at the Chicago History Museum:

Alvita AKIBOH— project on the Ferris Wheel and /or Union Station

Ryan BURNS—  project on the World’s Columbian Exposition

Charlotte ROSEN— project on the DNC 1968.

In the summer of 2017 the Center sponsored

Summer 2016

In the summer of 2015 Samuel KLING started the Evanston Digital Newspaper project, while Andrew BAER won a 2014 summer graduate internship at the Chicago History Museum, where in collaboration with the CHM and Google Cultural Institute he curated the online exhibit “Chicago 1968: Law and Disorder,” which presents photographs, primary documents, and images of physical artifacts related to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in August 1968.


2017-2018 BREEN FELLOWS: Ryan Burns, Bonnie Ernst, and Emily Curtis Walters / QUINN FELLOW: Alexandra Thomas;

2016-2017 BREEN FELLOWS: Michael Falcone, Mariah Hepworth, and Matt June / QUINN FELLOW: Yanqiu Zheng;

Grad Fellows 206-17 with Dirtector

2015-2016 BREEN FELLOWS: Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson, Nathaniel Mathews, and Sam Kling (digital and social media) / QUINN FELLOW: Teng Li ;

2014-2015 BREEN FELLOWS: Alex Hobson, Charles Keenan, and Keith Rathbone;

2013-2014: Andrea Felber Seligman and Jesse Nasta;

2012-2013: Neal T. Dugre and Michael Martoccio;

2011-2012: Teri Chettiar and Peter Thilly;

2010-2011: Theresa (Terri) Keeley and Andrew Wehrman;

2009-2010: Fernando Carbajal and Andreana Prichard;

2008-2009: Anne Koenig and Marygrace Tyrrell;

2007-2008: Laurence (Lonnie) Robbins and Strother Roberts;

2006-2007: Bettina Hessler.

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