Generous donations from supporters of the History Department have enabled our graduate students in their cutting-edge historical research.

Greg and Amanda Gregory Research Award

Recent recipients of the Gregory Research Award  include: Matthew Hulbert, Andrew Fialka, Robert Poister, James Welborn, Alisha Cromwell, Katherine Rohrer, James Wall, David Thomson, Katie Brackett-Fialka, Dillon Carroll, Luke Manget, Samuel McGuire, Leah Richier, and Kaylynn Washnock.

Vincent J. Dooley Graduate Research Award in History


  • Ashton Ellett
    • The Vince Dooley Graduate Research Award has been a tremendous resource. The research material that I have collected with the generous support of the Coach Vince Dooley has greatly improved the quality of my doctoral dissertation on the growth and development of the Georgia Republican Party. I have used money from the Dooley Award to travel to archives in South Carolina and throughout Georgia. The Dooley Award has also helped me access collections held in far-flung archives in Arizona, California, Indiana, Kansas, and New York—including the Dwight Eisenhower Presidential Library, the Herbert Hoover Institute, and the Rockefeller Archive Center. I would like to thank Coach Dooley, the UGA Foundation, and the UGA History Department for their continuing support of my scholarly research.
  • Laura Davis
    • I used my Dooley Award to take several small research trips to the Army History and Heritage Command in Carlisle, PA; the Naval War College in Newport, RI; the Tennessee State Archives in Nashville, TN; the Mississippi State Archives in Jackson, MS; and the State Historical Society of Missouri in Columbia, MO. At each archive, I examined a variety of manuscript collections that described Mississippi River steamboat travel & culture, the naval war along the Mississippi River, the Confederate Navy, torpedoes, and/or guerrilla activity on the water.
  • Kylie Hulbert
    • The Vincent J. Dooley Graduate Research Award in History provided me with the opportunity to embark upon a research trip to New England in November 2013, where I spent a week combing through archival material at the Phillips Library, the Connecticut Historical Society, and the Rhode Island Historical Society. These three archives housed numerous sources, including ships’ logbooks, articles of agreement, recruiting advertisements, personal correspondence, and the diary of Dr. Zuriel Waterman, who served aboard several privateering ventures in the Atlantic. These sources will be significant as I write the second and third chapters of my dissertation. Chapter two sets sail into the Atlantic Ocean, where the lives of privateers beyond the shores of the colonies are analyzed, while chapter three focuses on the interactions between American privateers and European enemies and allies in Atlantic and Caribbean ports and waters. Without a Dooley Award, I would not have been able to travel to the Phillips Library, the CHS and the RIHS where I found a trove of primary sources.  Research for my dissertation is complete and I have begun the writing process. I plan to graduate with my Ph.D. in History in May 2015.