Opportunities for Historians

Awards and Prizes

George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award

DEADLINE: December 31, 2022

The IEHS presents two awards of $1,000 each to help graduate students with their dissertations on American immigration, emigration, or ethnic history, broadly defined. These awards are intended for students in the process of researching and writing their dissertations, and not for students completing and defending in 2023. For the 2023 award, the committee invites applications from any Ph.D. candidate who will have completed qualifying exams by 2022.

Applicants will submit the following materials to pozzetta_award@iehs.org, which will reach all committee members:

  1. A 1500-word descriptive proposal in English discussing the significance of the work, the methodology, sources, and collections to be consulted.
  2. A proposed budget.
  3. A brief curriculum vitae.

In addition, applicants will arrange for their major advisor to submit a supporting letter to pozzetta_award@iehs.org

Submission deadline: December 31, 2022.

Committee Members:
Jana Lipman (Chair), Katherine Carper, Hardeep Dhillon

Posted: September 2, 2022
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AJHA 2022 Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Prize

DEADLINE: February 15, 2023

The American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA) seeks entries for its annual Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Prize, which honors the best dissertations focused on mass communication history topics each year.

The deadline for entries is February 15, 2023.

Dissertations must have been written in English and submitted, defended, revised, and formally filed with a doctoral degree-granting university within the calendar year that ends December 31, 2022.

The winner of the Blanchard prize will receive a $500 honorarium. Honorable mentions receive $200. Honorees will present their work during a session at the AJHA Annual Convention in Columbus, Ohio (or virtual, if necessary), September 28–30, 2023.

Complete details about the Blanchard Prize competition and its submission requirements can be found at https://ajha.wildapricot.org/blanchard

For more information, contact Pete Smith, the chair of the Blanchard Committee, at AJHAdissertationprize@gmail.com.

Posted: September 19, 2022
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