Upcoming OAH Awards and Prizes

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Type: 
Prize
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies

2018 Erik Barnouw Award
DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 8, 2018
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/erik-barnouw-award/
One or two awards given annually in recognition of outstanding programming on television, or in documentary film, concerned with American history, the study of American history, and/or the promotion of American history.

2018 Avery O. Craven Award
DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 2, 2017
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/avery-o-craven-award/
Given annually for the most original book on the coming of the Civil War, the Civil War years, or the Era of Reconstruction, with the exception of works of purely military history.

2018 Merle Curti Intellectual History Award
DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 2, 2017
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/merle-curti-award-intellectual-history/
Given annually to the author of the best book in American intellectual history.

2018 Merle Curti Social History Award
DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 2, 2017
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/merle-curti-award-social-history/
Given annually to the author of the best book in American social history.

2018 John D'Emilio LGBTQ History Dissertation Award
DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY OCTOBER 2, 2017
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/john-demilio-lgbtq-history-dissertati...
Given annually for the best PhD dissertation in U.S. LGBTQ history.

2018 Ellis W. Hawley Prize
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/ellis-w-hawley-prize/
DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 2, 2017
Given annually for the best book-length historical study of the political economy, politics, or institutions of the United States, in its domestic or international affairs, from the Civil War to the present.

2018 John Higham Research Fellowship
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/john-higham-fellowship/
DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY DECEMBER 1, 2017
Annual fellowship open to all graduate students writing doctoral dissertations for a PhD in American history.

2018 Darlene Clark Hine Award
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/darlene-clark-hine-award/
DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 2, 2017
Given annually to the author of the best book in African American women's and gender history.

2018 Huggins-Quarles Award
DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY DECEMBER 1, 2017
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/huggins-quarles-award/
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.

2018 Richard W. Leopold Prize
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/richard-w-leopold-prize/
DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 2, 2017
Given every two years to the author or editor of the best book on foreign policy, military affairs, historical activities of the federal government, documentary histories, or biography written by a U.S. government historian or federal contract historian.

2018 Lerner-Scott Prize
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/lerner-scott-prize/
DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY OCTOBER 2, 2017
Given annually for the best doctoral dissertation in U.S. women’s history.

2018 Lawrence W. Levine Award
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/lawrence-w-levine-award/
DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 2, 2017
Given annually for the best book in American cultural history.

2018 David Montgomery Award
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/david-montgomery-award/
DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 2, 2017
Given annually by the OAH with co-sponsorship by the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) for the best book on a topic in American labor and working-class history. Eligible works shall be written in English and deal with United States history in significant ways but may include comparative or transnational studies that fall within these guidelines.

2018 Stanton-Horton Award for Excellence in National Park Service History
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/stanton-horton-award/
DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED/SUBMITTED BY NOVEMBER 1, 2017
Given annually in recognition of excellence in National Park Service historical efforts that make the NPS a leader in promoting public understanding of and engagement with American history.

2018 Louis Pelzer Memorial Award
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/louis-pelzer-memorial-award/
DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY NOVEMBER 30, 2017
The OAH Louis Pelzer Memorial Award Committee invites candidates for graduate degrees to submit essays for the annual award competition. Essays may deal with any period or topic in the history of the United States.

2018 Mary Nickliss Prize in U.S. Women's and/or Gender History
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/mary-nickliss-prize/
DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 2, 2017
Given annually for the most original book in U.S. Women's and/or Gender History (including North America and the Caribbean prior to 1776).

2018 James A. Rawley Prize
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/organization-of-american-historians-o...
DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 2, 2017
Given annually to the author of the best book dealing with the history of race relations in the United States.

2018 Tachau Teacher of the Year Award
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/tachau-teacher-of-the-year-award/
DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY DECEMBER 1, 2017
Given annually in recognition of the contributions made by precollegiate teachers to improve history education within the field of American history.

2018 Frederick Jackson Turner Award
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/frederick-jackson-turner-award/
DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 2, 2017
Given annually for an author’s first scholarly book dealing with some aspect of American history.

2019 Willi Paul Adams Award
DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MAY 1, 2018
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/willi-paul-adams-award/
Given every two years to the author of the best book on American history published in a foreign language.

2019 Ray Allen Billington Prize
DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2018
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/ray-allen-billington-prize/
Given every two years for the best book on the history of native and/or settler peoples in frontier, border, and borderland zones of intercultural contact in any century to the present and to include works that address the legacies of those zones.

2020 David Thelen Award
http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/david-thelen-award/
DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 1, 2019
Given every two years for the best article on American history written in a foreign language.
 

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