SHGAPE Graduate Student Essay Prize + Funding Opportunities

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Dear H-SHGAPE Subscribers,


The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age & Progressive Era is pleased to announce its annual competition for the Graduate Student Essay Prize. See past awardees here --

The Graduate Student Essay Prize is awarded annually for the best essay of journal article length written by a graduate student on a Gilded Age and/or Progressive Era topic.  The winner of the prize will receive $250, and their essay will be considered for publication in the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.  They will also be honored at the annual SHGAPE luncheon at the OAH. The inaugural prize was awarded in 2018.

Essays should not be previously published nor under consideration for publication. Applicants must be SHGAPE members at the time of submission.

Submissions should follow the formatting guidelines for the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, which can be found here. They should conform to the Journal’s length requirements of 8,000-10,000 words, including notes—with one-inch margins and 12-point type. Essays that do not meet these requirements may not be considered for this prize.

Please send your essay submission as a PDF or Word document to the prize committee chair, Jessica Pilley, Texas State University, at by January 6, 2023.


Reminder: New Funding Opportunity

The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) announces a grant of up to $1,500 to be awarded to a single recipient to support research on any topic concerning US history between 1865 and the 1920s. Eligibility is limited to advanced doctoral students, independent scholars, and contingent faculty who are members of SHGAPE. For application details see: