Awards and Prizes
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The Immigration and Ethnic History Society (www.iehs.org) announces its first annual award for an outstanding dissertation in the field of immigration and ethnic history. The IEHS will confer the award at its annual meeting in the spring of 2014. To be considered, dissertations must focus on some aspect of North American immigration and/or ethnicity, be successfully defended between September 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013, and be submitted to the award committee by November 15,2013. All submissions must be accompanied by a letter of support from the dissertation director. One copy of the dissertation—either electronic or hard copy—should be sent to each member of the award committee. The award carries a cash gift of $1,500. Award committee members for 2014 are: John Bodnar, Dept. of History, 1026 E. Kirkwood, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, email@example.com; David Gutierrez, Humanities and Social Science Bldg., Rm. 5016, Univ. of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0104, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Suzanne M. Sinke, 401 Bellamy Hall, Dept. of History, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2202, email@example.com.
The California Historical Society (CHS) and Heyday have established the California Historical Society Book Award for a book-length manuscript that makes an important contribution to scholarship and deepens public understanding of some aspect of California history. The prize carries a $5,000 advance and publication in both print and e-book format by CHS/Heyday, with an awards ceremony, ample promotion, and an author tour throughout the state. Authors with manuscripts in progress or finished manuscripts are welcome to apply. The work must adhere to high scholarly standards, and must be lively and engaging to general readers as well. In addition to conventional works of historical scholarship, other genres will be considered such as biographies, collections of letters or essays, photographic or artistic studies, creative nonfiction, or other ways of informing the mind and engaging the imagination in an understanding of California's past. Deadline for submissions is July 1, 2013. Read more >
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin announces the 2013-2014 William and Madeline Welder Smith Research Travel Award. Five fellowships of up to $1,000 each will be given, and the aid may be used any time from September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014. Through the Smith Travel Award, the Briscoe Center for American History will assist masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral students with costs associated with travel to Austin, Texas. The award is intended for students who need to conduct in-depth research in the holdings of the Briscoe Center and who reside outside of the Austin metropolitan area. Applications must be postmarked by May 31, 2013. Read more >
The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation has funded a dissertation prize of $2,500. The winning dissertation may focus on any area of American legal history, including constitutional and comparative studies, but topics dealing with the colonial and early national periods will receive some preference. Anyone who received a PhD in 2012 will be eligible for this year's prize. The Foundation awards the prize on the recommendation of the Cromwell Prize Advisory Committee of the American Society for Legal History. Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2013. Read more >
The Paul A. Stellhorn Undergraduate New Jersey History Award recognizes outstanding research and writing by undergraduates about New Jersey's history. Eligible are term or seminar papers or senior theses written by undergraduate students during 2011, 2012, or 2013 that deal with a topic in the history of New Jersey. Papers must be nominated by the professor for whose course the student wrote the paper or who mentored or served on the committee for the student's senior thesis. Award is a framed certificate and a modest cash award. Sponsored by the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance and other organizations, the presentation will be held at the New Jersey Historical Commission's annual conference in November 2013. Deadline for submissions is June 1. For more information contact Richard Waldron firstname.lastname@example.org.
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