OAH Awards and Prizes

Recognizing scholarly excellence and professional achievement in the field of American history.

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 Conference on American History

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Congratulations to the 2024 OAH Award and Prize Recipients!


Book Awards and Prizes

Recognizing excellence in published works of American history


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Professional Excellence and Service Awards

Recognizing excellence in and service to the profession


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Current and Recent Graduate Students Awards

Awards for dissertations, articles, research, and travel grants


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International Residencies

Grants for travel, teaching, and researching abroad


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Article and Essay Awards

Recognizing published and unpublished articles and essays


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Past Award Winners

Award ceremony programs from 2001 to present


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