Opportunities for Historians

Awards and Prizes

2024 – 2025 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition Now Open

DEADLINE: September 15, 2023

Deadline: September 15, 2023

We are excited to announce the launch of the competition for Fulbright U.S. Scholar awards for the 2024-25 academic year!

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program (https://fulbrightscholars.org/) offers over 400 unique awards for U.S. citizens to teach, research, and conduct professional projects in more than 130 countries. In the current competition, there are 54 awards in American Studies, in addition to opportunities open to all disciplines. Explore awards available in the 2024-25 competition. You can join the more than 400,000 Fulbrighters who have come away with enhanced skills, new connections, and greater mutual understanding.

We encourage you to visit our website for application resources:

Posted: February 21, 2023
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Call for Book Submissions by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

DEADLINE: December 31, 2023

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History co-sponsors four national book prizes annually. Each recognizes the best book of the year in its field. A jury of leading scholars evaluates the entries and presents the top choices to the prize’s board for final selection. The winner is honored at an award ceremony providing an opportunity for the public, including teachers and students, to hear the author speak.

We always welcome submissions of books that bear a copyright date in the current year and which conform to the following criteria:

Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize
The prize is awarded to the finest scholarly work in English on Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War soldier, or the American Civil War era.

George Washington Prize
The prize recognizes the year’s best works on the nation’s founding era, especially those that have the potential to advance broad public understanding of American history.

Gilder Lehrman Military History Prize
The award recognizes the best book on American military history in English distinguished by its scholarship, its contribution to the literature, and its appeal to the broadest possible general reading public.

Frederick Douglass Book Prize
Awarded to an outstanding non-fiction book in English published on the subject of slavery, resistance, and/or abolition. We are interested in all geographical areas and time periods. Please note that works related to the Civil War are acceptable only if their primary focus relates to slavery or emancipation.

To inquire about submitting or suggesting books for consideration, please contact: bookprizes@gilderlehrman.org .

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Posted: April 12, 2023
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