The World History Center provides funding for fellowships in World History and to support Pitt faculty and graduate students for travel related to research or conferences.  We also offer Research Associate or Visting Scholar status to a limited number of world historians around the globe each year and we supports events and research activities at Pitt.  Through our affiliation with NOGHWISTO, we promote world history events globally as well.  

World History Center Travel Funding

Twice each academic year, once in the Fall semester and once in the Spring semester, the World History Center earmarks up to $2000 to be used to reimburse eligible costs for graduate students attending conferences or performing research. The funding requests are competitive and distributed as follows: up to $500 for a research or conference trip in the eastern US; up to $1000 for a research or conference trip elsewhere in North America, and up to $1500 for a research or conference trip outside of North America. Graduate students in any department at the University of Pittsburgh are eligible for these awards. Field of study is open; the applicant need only demonstrate that the proposed activity contributes to insight about the human past at the transregional or global scale.

Here is a list of past award winners

Event and Research Activity Sponsorship

The WHC also supports events and research activities at Pitt. We welcome opportunities to co-sponsor talks or events on campus that align with our mission and research priorities.  We will evaluate requests for modest funding for events that focus on historical connections at the transregional or global scale.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and we encourage applications early in the academic year. Requests for support should be sent to whc@pitt.edu and should briefly explain the event’s intellectual connection to the WHC's mission and priorities, as well as its anticipated audience and impact, and the proposed schedule. Please plan to send a brief report to the WHC after the conclusion of your co-sponsored event.