Eligibility for grants and discounts are listed in each section. Grant and funding applications have a due date of November 1 unless otherwise noted.

Due DateAwardEligible Applicants
November 1, 2022Presidents’ Travel Fund for Emerging HistoriansGraduate students or recent Ph.D.s accepted in the OAH Conference on American History
November 1, 2022Samuel and Marion Merrill Graduate Student Travel GrantsGraduate students accepted in the OAH Conference on American History
November 1, 2022John Higham Research FellowshipGraduate students
November 1, 2022Louis Pelzer Memorial AwardGraduate Students
November 1, 2022Huggins-Quarles AwardABD, African American, Latino/a, Asian American, Native American scholar
December 31, 2022JAAS Graduate Student Travel GrantsGraduate student with ties to Japan at a US school
Free Registration Available for Graduate Volunteers

Graduate students have the opportunity to receive free registration in exchange for 4-hours of volunteer service. Availability is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up as a volunteer please view the schedule and select your top two time slots. Email your selections complete with your full name, email, and a phone number we can use to reach you on site.

Free Event Tickets

Several luncheons offer complimentary lunch tickets. To view availability please view the list here (TBA).

Via the Sponsor-a-Scholar program the OAH may be able to provide free tickets to tours at the conference for those with need. Please email below for availability.

Tickets available after November 1.

Discounted Hotel Rates

A limited number conference hotel rooms at Federal Government and Student rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please email meetings@oah.org for more information.

Please consider donating to the Conference Travel Grant Funds to support discounted conference registrations and travel stipends for graduate students, contingent faculty, independent historians, and K12 educators.

Other Ways to Support


Donate to the Sponsored Membership Fund

Earl Lewis Endowment Challenge

Help OAH reach our challenge goal of raising $500,000 by 2024.


Each year, the OAH provides numerous volunteer opportunities for members to donate their time in support of the organization. As a volunteer, you can connect with other OAH members and make an essential impact on the organization.