Graduate Student Fellowship: The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts Fellowship in Food History at the University of North Texas

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January 15, 2021
Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
Environmental History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Graduate Studies, Race / Ethnic Studies

The UNT Department of History ( is soliciting applications for a graduate student fellowship in food history (either at the MA or PhD level) funded by the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts. All students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in History and in conducting research in any area of food history are invited to apply. The $5,000 annual stipend is renewable for one additional year upon satisfactory academic performance. Awardees are also eligible to apply for a teaching assistantship in the Department of History which provides an additional stipend and partial tuition waiver (

While earning their graduate degree in History, the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts Fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in career-building activities such as promoting UNT’s food studies initiatives, gaining teaching experience in food history classrooms, and presenting their research in public forums.

Interested candidates must first apply for admission to UNT’s Toulouse Graduate School and then to the UNT Department of History’s graduate program (links to both online applications are available here:  After completing these applications, candidates should also submit a letter of application describing their qualifications and research interests in food history. This letter should be submitted alongside an “Application for Departmental Scholarships” (being sure to check the box for this fellowship) that will be available after December 1st, 2020, at the following URL:

The deadline for all applications is January 15th, 2021.

The University of North Texas is a major public research university located in Denton, TX, in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth region—the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States and home to 7 million people. UNT enrolls more than 40,000 students and is ranked among the nation’s top 115 “Tier One” research universities. The UNT Department of History is home to 35 full-time faculty and more than 100 graduate students who conduct research in a diverse array of fields, including a substantial number in food history, as well as in our unique "Body, Place, Identity" graduate concentration.

For more information please contact Michael D. Wise (

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For more information, please contact Michael D. Wise, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, UNT Department of History:

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