Stanton Foundation Applied History Essay Contest ($10,000 Prize)

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Call for Papers
July 4, 2021
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Ancient History, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, European History / Studies

The Stanton Foundation believes historians can play a vital role in helping reunite our deeply divided nation. To that end, the Foundation has launched a contest to reward what it judges the best Applied History essay that both clarifies the challenge of reuniting America and identifies initiatives the U.S. government or others could take to address it.

Essays of 1,000 to 5,000 words, drawing from the history of the U.S. or other nations, are welcomed. Submissions may be new, unpublished pieces or previously published articles, including from a collection of articles or selections from previously published books. Please note that in keeping with the Foundation’s charter, the essay must be non-partisan.

An advisory panel including historians from the Harvard Kennedy School, Stanford’s Hoover Institution, and the University of Chicago will assist in screening. The top entry, as judged by the Foundation, will win $10,000, and up to two runners-up (if judged worthy of recognition) will win $5,000. For more information, please click on the link below.

The contest will close on July 4, 2021, and prize winners will be announced on July 14, 2021.

Contact Info: 

The Stanton Foundation
1430 Massachusetts Avenue, 6th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
ATT: Applied History Project Program Officer