The deadline for the 2022 award has passed. Information on the 2023 award will be available summer 2022.
Named for Benjamin Quarles and Nathan Huggins, two outstanding historians of the African American past, the Huggins-Quarles Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians 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. These awards were established to promote greater diversity in the historical profession.
Requirements of Applicants
- applicant must be advanced ABD, minimum 5th year in program
- applicant must be ALANA (African American, Latino/a, Asian American, Native American) scholar
- applicant's dissertation must focus on U.S. history
- U.S. residency is not required
To apply, the student should submit the following items in one PDF document and in the following order:
- cover letter, which should also indicate the candidate's progress on the dissertation, including ABD status
- abstract: a five-page dissertation proposal (double spaced), which should include a definition of the project, an explanation of the project's significance and contribution to the field, and a description of the most important primary sources
- a one-page itemized budget explaining travel and research plans
The new deadline for submissions is January 1, 2022.
Each application must include a letter from the dissertation adviser attesting to the student's status and the ways in which the Huggins-Quarles Award will facilitate the completion of the dissertation project. Advisers should e-mail their letters separately to the committee chair. The committee considers only candidates who are advanced ABD and whose focus is on U.S. history.
For advice on how to develop a strong proposal, see "Preparing a Successful Grant or Fellowship Application," OAH Newsletter (August 2009), pp. 7, 14: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/cs/groups/pgasite/documents/webpage/pga_052526.pdf
Send applications to:
Huggins-Quarles Award Committee
Erika Pérez, University of Arizona (Committee Chair)
Kami Fletcher, Albright College
Françoise Hamlin, Brown University
Irvin Ibargüen, New York University
Abigail Rosas, California State University, Long Beach
Derek Taira, University of Hawai'i-Mānoa
NEW DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JANUARY 1, 2022.