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This section announces competitions for awards and prizes within the field of US history. Please submit your announcement using this form.

David Stanley Gebhard Award

The Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (MNSAH) invites the submission of articles and books on the subject of Minnesota architectural history to the eighth David Stanley Gebhard Award, which honors the late Minnesota-born SAH president and nationally renowned writer. For additional information, contact Kristin Anderson (anderso3@augsburg.edu). Submissions must be received no later than November 30, 2011.

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Posted: August 5, 2011
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SHGAPE 2012 Fishel-Calhoun Prize

The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) announces its biennial competition for the Fishel-Calhoun Prize for the best article dealing with any aspect of United States history between 1865 and 1917. The prize is open to new scholars, defined as graduate students or PhDs who received their doctorate since 2002 and who have not yet published a book. Questions and entries should be directed to David I. Macleod (macle1d@cmich.edu), chair, Fishel-Calhoun Prize Committee, Department of History, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859. Deadline: December 15, 2011.

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Posted: August 5, 2011
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American Historical Association Establishes Equity Awards

The American Historical Association (AHA) has established a new annual equity award. The AHA Equity Awards are meant to recognize and publicize individuals and institutions that have achieved excellence in recruiting and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the historic profession. Deadline for submissions is August 1, 2011.

More information is available at: http://www.historians.org/prizes/EquityAwards.cfm

Posted: June 29, 2011
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2011 Michigan Historical Review Student Essay Contest

The Michigan Historical Review announces its competition for the 2011 student essay prize. The Review will accept papers written by senior-level and graduate students relating to Michigan’s political, economic, social, and cultural history.

More information is available at: http://clarke.cmich.edu/michigan_historical_review_tab/2011_student_essay_contest/2011_student_essay_contest_index.html

Posted: April 8, 2011
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Shryock Medal Essay Contest

The American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) invites graduate students to enter its 2011 Shryock Medal Essay Contest. The award is given for an outstanding, unpublished essay on any topic in the history of medicine. Essays must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than January 15, 2011. For additional information, contact Alexandra Stern, Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan by e-mail at amstern@umich.edu.

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Posted: November 12, 2010
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AASLH Leadership in History Awards

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) invites nominations for the 2011 Leadership in History Awards. The AASLH Awards Program recognizes achievement in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history throughout America. Nominees need not be members of AASLH to qualify. Nominations are due to state award representatives on March 1, 2011.

More information is available at: http://www.aaslh.org/aaslh_awards.htm

Posted: November 12, 2010
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Thomas Jefferson Prize, Society for History in the Federal Government

The Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) seeks entries for its 2011 Thomas Jefferson Prize for documentary histories published in 2009 or 2010. The prize recognizes the editor(s) of a single volume or one or more volumes in a project that contributes significantly to the understanding of the history of the federal government. The award will be given at the SHFG annual meeting in College Park, Maryland in March 2011.

More information is available at: http://www.shfg.org

Posted: September 27, 2010
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Business History Conference Announces New Award

The Business History Conference announces a new annual award named for Dr. Ralph Gomory, an American businessman, author, mathematician, executive, and research professor. The Ralph Gomory Prize recognizes historical work on the effect business enterprises have on the economic conditions of a country in which they operate. Two prizes of $5,000 will be given: one for a book and one for an article. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2010.

More information is available at: http://www.thebhc.org/awards/gomory10.pdf

Posted: September 27, 2010
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National Council on Public History: Call for 2011 Award Nominations

Each year the National Council on Public History offers more than $6,500 in awards recognizing excellence in the diverse ways public historians apply their skills to the world around us. Book prize submissions are due November 1, 2010; those for outstanding public history project, new professionals, excellence in consulting, and student project and travel awards are due by December 1, 2010. Submissions are also requested by December 1 for the Michael C. Robinson Prize for Historical Analysis, rewarding historical studies that contribute directly to the formation of public policy. Nominate a colleague or yourself.

More information is available at: http://ncph.org/cms/awards/

Posted: September 3, 2010
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2011 SHFG Powell Prize

The John Wesley Powell Prize alternates annually in recognizing excellence in the fields of historic preservation and historical displays. In 2011 the prize will be awarded to either an individual or to principal collaborators for a single major historical display project completed in 2009 or 2010. The award for historical display is given for any form of interpretive historical presentation including, but not limited to, museum exhibits, historical films, CDs, Web-sites, or multimedia displays.

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Posted: August 26, 2010
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Call for Proposals—Key Moments in Human Spaceflight

The NASA History Division and the National Air and Space Museum invite proposals for presentations to be held at its joint symposium, “1961/1981: Key Moments in Human Spaceflight,” at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on April 26–27, 2011. Proposals may address any area of human spaceflight history related to the theme. Submissions are due by October 15, 2010.

More information is available at: http://history.nasa.gov

Posted: July 23, 2010
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Call for Papers—Libraries and the Cultural Record

Libraries and the Cultural Record, a peer–reviewed journal of history published by the University of Texas Press, invites submissions for a special issue devoted to exploring historical perspectives on state library agencies in the United States. Contributors are encouraged to consider the topic in diverse ways.

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Posted: July 23, 2010
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Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center Visiting Scholars Program

The Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma seeks applicants for its Visiting Scholars Program, which provides grants of $500 to $1000 to researchers working at the center’s archives. Awards of $500–$1000 are normally granted as reimbursement for travel and lodging.

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Posted: May 11, 2010
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AHA Equity Award

The AHA has established two equity awards to be given annually: one for individuals and another for academic units. The award can be conferred for new initiatives and institutions that have achieved excellence in recruiting and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the historic profession.

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Posted: May 7, 2010
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Interviews with Award Winners from the OAH Annual Meeting

The Organization American Historians sponsors or cosponsors more than twenty annual awards, prizes, fellowships, and grants, presented at the OAH Annual Meeting, to recognize scholarly and professional achievements in American history. In a series of interviews from the 2010 OAH Annual Meeting, Michael Regoli talks with a few of the winners.

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Posted: May 7, 2010
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Monetary awards for Missouri history dissertations and theses

The Lewis E. Atherton prizes recognize outstanding dissertations and theses on Missouri history or biography. The winning dissertation receives $1000; the winning thesis receives $500. Deadline for nominations is June 30, 2010.

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Posted: March 29, 2010
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$1,000 for best student essay

The winning submission for the 2010 Michigan Historical Review Student Essay Prize will be published in the spring 2001 issue of the Review and its author will receive $1,000.00.

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Posted: March 5, 2010
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$1,000 for the best U.S. naval history article

The Rear Admiral Ernest M. Eller Prize in Naval History is awarded to the best article on U.S. naval history published in a scholarly journal in 2009. The $1,000 award is given to heighten awareness of naval history and to encourage other scholars to research and write articles on innovative topics within the discipline. Nomination deadline is June 1, 2010.

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Posted: March 1, 2010
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$500 for the best article in the history of education

The History of Education Society awards a prize of $500 biennially for the best article in the history of education. The next award will be presented at the fall 2010 meeting of the History of Education Society. Articles (no book chapters) published in journals during 2008 and 2009 are eligible. Self-nominations are welcome.

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Posted: February 17, 2010
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