2023 Abraham Lincoln Institute dissertation awards announcement

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The Abraham Lincoln Institute (ALI) announces the open application period for two Ph.D. dissertation awards.

The Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize, co-awarded with the Abraham Lincoln Association, recognizes an outstanding Ph.D. dissertation focused on Abraham Lincoln, or a study that examines Lincoln’s history and political, cultural, and/or social legacy within a larger context (such as emancipation during the Civil War, Reconstruction, Lincoln administration policies involving indigenous peoples). Comparative studies (e.g. leadership studies, biographies) offering more than one chapter of Lincoln-related material will be considered, as well as studies of individuals traditional associated with Abraham Lincoln. Eligible doctoral dissertations must have been completed between 2020 and 2022. For more on prize criteria and submission information see https://lincoln-institute.org/dissertation-awards/.

The Abraham Lincoln Institute also announces the first competition for dissertation grants for graduate students working on Lincoln-centered topics in American history. These topics would include any aspect of Abraham Lincoln’s life, including his family, legal career, political career, or presidency, as well as Lincoln in historical memory. Applicants must be full-time Ph.D. candidates in good standing at accredited institutions. For more information on the new ALI scholarship award, see https://lincoln-institute.org/scholarship-award/.

The submission deadline for both awards is October 1, 2022.

Michelle Krowl
President, Abraham Lincoln Institute