Give to Berkeley History

The History Annual Fund supports various grants for undergraduate and graduate research projects. Read about undergraduate research experiences and graduate research experiences, or click on an image below. 

History Student Research Highlights

Fallon Burner

Learn about Fallon Burner’s experience as an undergraduate student conducting research in Wyandotte, Oklahoma, as well as Toronto and Québec City, Canada.

Jameson Karns

Learn about PhD candidate Jameson Karns’ experience researching wildfires around the world.

Nicholas Pingitore

Learn about undergraduate student Nicholas Pingitore’s experience conducting research in Havana, Cuba.

Christin Zurbach

Learn about PhD candidate Christin Zurbach's time conducting research in Turkey and Greece.

Donors play a critical role in sustaining and enhancing the teaching and research mission of Berkeley History.

The Department uses donor funds to support the following items:

  • Travel grants for undergraduates researching the material for their senior thesis project
  • Summer grants (for travel or language study) for graduate students
  • Dissertation write-up grants for PhD candidates
  • Grants for graduate students who are presenting papers or participating in job interviews
  • Equipment for the graduate computer lab
  • Prizes for the best dissertation and undergraduate thesis

Most importantly, unrestricted donor funds may support students in any field of study, so the Department can direct funding where it is most needed. This unrestricted funding enhances our multi-year financial package for students, allowing the Department to maintain a level of quality that has long been a hallmark of a Berkeley degree.

Please consider donating to the Department of History using the form on this page or by visiting You may also mail checks, payable to UC Berkeley Foundation, to the Department of History, 3229 Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-2550.

Major gifts are handled by the Department Chair in cooperation with Donor & Gift Services.