Montana State University

Department of History and Philosophy

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172320
Bozeman, MT 59717-3440

Tel: (406) 994-4395
Fax: (406) 994-7420
Location: Wilson Hall 2-155

Department Chair

Dr. David Cherry

Opportunities for Students

Graduate Colloquium Committee Series


The Graduate Colloquium Committee is soliciting papers for presentation at our monthly colloquium series. We are looking for original research in a topic within the fields of History, American Studies, and Native American Studies by graduate students. Each month, two selected papers will be presented, with twenty minutes for the presentation and ten minutes for questions.
Second year M.A. students who shall remain anonymous (Suzy, Clint, Alex, Tyler, Ryan and the NAS folks who we don’t know) are highly encouraged to present their research, as this will be a time to receive constructive feedback from your peers and from faculty. Additionally, Ph.D. candidates should come ready and willing to subject their work to a rigorous interrogation or continue the tradition of rigorous interrogation.

If you are interested, please submit an abstract of roughly 250 words to the committee at or Please join us in an atmosphere of scholarly exchange and fun! Dates for the colloquium will be announced.

Deadline for submissions: September 27, 2013.


McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program at MSU serves the needs of 25 undergraduate students annually who are either first-generation/low-income or minorities traditionally underrepresented (e.g. Native American, Latino, Alaskan Native, and African American). Eligible scholars are selected who have demonstrated strong academic potential and are committed to attending graduate school and pursuing an advanced degree.  A particular focus of the MSU McNair program is providing research/project opportunities and financial support for summer projects for each student who is paired with a faculty mentor.

For more information, click Here.


Undergraduate Scholars Program

The Undergraduate Scholars Program (USP) is dedicated to helping students pursue scholarly activities in all disciplines by providing funding to students who undertake an investigative or creative project in collaboration with a faculty mentor. We encourage you to put together a research project and submit a proposal. We look forward to having the opportunity to fund your work!

For more information, visit their website:

Application Deadline for Spring 2013: Friday, November 30th, 2012

Application Deadline for Fall 2014: TBD


L&S Student Research Travel Grants

The College of Letters & Science is pleased to announce travel grants for both undergraduate and graduate L&S students to present original research at professional and academic conferences.

For more information, visit their website:

Application deadline for Spring 2014: January 21, 2014 by noon in the L&S Dean's Office for travel between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2014.

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