David and Diane Buck Dissertation Fellowship

Professor Emeritus David Buck was a long time member of the UWM Department of History specializing in Chinese history. He and his wife Diane have generously funded an award for a History graduate student to assist in the research and writing of a dissertation or thesis.

Eligibility criteria are:

  • PhD or MA History students (PhD students must be Dissertators)
  • Preference will be given to a PhD student; if no PhD student qualifies, MA students writing a thesis will be considered for the award

Uses for the award:

  • The recipient may use the award to defray any expenses related to research for either a dissertation or master’s thesis. These expenses include travel to archives, entrance fees, copying, and any living expenses incurred while doing research.
  • Recipients may also use the award to cover living expenses during the writing phase. These expenses may cover research and writing materials and living costs (rent, utilities, etc.).

The Department of History Department Awards committee will determine the amount of the award based on the applicant’s proposed budget. The maximum award is $10,000. The funds will be applied to the recipient’s PAWS account. The grant will first pay off any outstanding balances in the account, with the remaining funds refunded to the student via a check. This award is for Fall 2020 and/or Spring 2021; students graduating in May 2020 or August 2020 are not eligible.

David and Diane Buck
Varies up to $10,000
School/Colleges, Departments, and Areas
History, College of Letters & Sciences
Supplemental Questions
  1. Provide an abstract of your research proposal
  2. Provide a budget for your research agenda or your proposed travel, indicating a total and specifying the breakdown of expenses.