OAH Awards and Prizes
The Organization of American Historians sponsors or cosponsors awards, prizes, fellowships and grants given in recognition of scholarly and professional achievements in the field of American history. The awards and prizes are presented during the
OAH Annual Meeting. (Follow this link to view the OAH Award Ceremony & Presidential Address booklets.)
Please take a few moments to review our
submission policy. It contains important information regarding deadlines and submission requirements.
Below is a listing of awards and prizes presented by the OAH.
If you have questions, please contact:
Award and Committee Coordinator
Organization of American Historians 112 N. Bryan Avenue Bloomington, IN 47408-4141 tel: (812) 855-7311
It is the policy of the OAH to honor those applicants who submit their applications on or before the stated deadline date.
Applications that are not received by close of business on the deadline date will not be considered. The deadlines provided refer to the dates by which each award or prize committee member should receive a copy of the submission to be considered. Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after the deadline for each book award and before January 1 of the following year. If a bound page proof is submitted, a bound copy of the entry must be received no later than January 7 of the year in which the award or prize is given. Bound page proofs not followed with a bound copy of the book will not be considered. If a book carries a copyright date that is different from the publication date, but the actual publication date falls during the correct time frame, making it eligible, please include a letter of explanation from the publisher with each copy of the book sent to the committee members.
OAH Awards and Prizes by Deadline
October 1, 2013 Avery O. Craven Award (book, annual) Merle Curti Award (book, annual) Ellis W. Hawley Prize (book, annual) Darlene Clark Hine Award (book, annual) Richard W. Leopold Prize (book, biennial) Lerner-Scott Prize (dissertation, annual) Lawrence W. Levine Award (book, annual) Liberty Legacy Foundation Award (book, annual) James A. Rawley Prize (book, annual) Roy Rosenzwieg Distinguished Service Award (annual) Frederick Jackson Turner Award (book, annual) November 1, 2013 December 2, 2013 January 10, 2014 May 1, 2014 October 1, 2014 May 1, 2015
Awards and Prizes by Type
Book Dissertation Article or Essay Other