AWARDS AND PRIZES WITH DECEMBER 2, 2019 DEADLINE:
Given annually to one or two graduate students of color to assist them with expenses related to travel to research collections for the completion of the PhD dissertation.
John Higham Research Fellowship
Annual fellowship open to all graduate students writing doctoral dissertations for a PhD in American history.
Louis Pelzer Memorial Award
Candidates for graduate degrees are invited to submit essays dealing with any period or topic in the history of the United States.
Presidents’ Travel Fund for Emerging Historians
Annual fund provides travel stipends of up to $750 for up to five graduate students and recent PhDs in history (no more than four years from date of degree) whose papers or panels/sessions have been accepted by the OAH Program Committee for inclusion on the annual meeting program. Preference will be given to those who are presenting at the OAH Annual Meeting for the first time.
Samuel and Marion Merrill Graduate Student Travel Grants
Annual grants, supported by a bequest from the Merrill trust, help sponsor the travel-related costs of graduate students who are confirmed as participants on the OAH conference program and who incur expenses traveling to the annual meeting. Five awards of $500 each may be awarded each year. Graduate students who are PhD candidates and who are presenting a paper or serving as a commentator on a session or panel are eligible to apply.
Stanton-Horton Award for Excellence in National Park Service History
Annual award recognizing excellence in National Park Service historical efforts that make the NPS a leader in promoting public understanding of and engagement with American history.
Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Teacher of the Year Award
Given annually in recognition of the contributions made by precollegiate teachers to improve history education within the field of American history.