Volunteer & Discount Opportunities

Volunteer – 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.

Funding Opportunities

Due DateAwardEligible Applicants
November 1Mellon Supported Travel FundsGraduate students, K-12, Contingent Faculty, and Independent Scholars
November 1OAH Presidents; Travel Fund for Emerging HistoriansGraduate students or recent Ph.D.s accepted in the OAH Conference on American History
November 1Samuel and Marion Merrill Graduate Student Travel GrantsGraduate students accepted in the OAH Conference on American History
November 1John Higham Research FellowshipGraduate students
November 1Louis Pelzer Memorial AwardGraduate Students
November 1Huggins-Quarles AwardABD, African American, Latino/a, Asian American, Native American scholar
December 1JAAS Graduate Student Travel GrantsGraduate student with ties to Japan at a U.S. school


$20 Registrations

Registrations are offered after January 16, 2024, on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited.

With the support of the Mellon Foundation, the OAH is able to offer a limited number of $20 registrations for attendees that fall into the following categories:

  • Graduate Students
  • Contingent Faculty 
  • Independent Scholars 
  • K-12 Educators

Following January 16, interested parties should email [email protected]

Discounted Hotel Rates

A limited number of Federal Government and Student rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please email [email protected] for more information.

Free Event Tickets

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

Via the Support-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.

K-12 Complimentary Registration Opportunity

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Organization of American Historians are partnering to offer 100 teachers in our Affiliate School Program free registration at the 2024 OAH Conference on American History in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 11-April 14, 2024.

To ensure your school is a member of our free Affiliate School Program, please click here. K-12 educators will be given the opportunity to take advantage of this offer through the registration form.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History was founded in 1994 by Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman, visionaries and lifelong supporters of American history education. The Institute is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to K–12 history education while also serving the general public. Its mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources.