Grants and Discounts

Due Date Award Eligible Applicants
November 1, 2022 Mellon Supported Travel Funds Graduate students, K-12, Contingent Faculty, and Independent Scholars
November 1, 2022 OAH Presidents; Travel Fund for Emerging Historians Graduate students or recent Ph.D.s accepted in the OAH Conference on American History
November 1, 2022 Samuel and Marion Merrill Graduate Student Travel Grants Graduate students accepted in the OAH Conference on American History
November 1, 2022 John Higham Research Fellowship Graduate students
November 1, 2022 Louis Pelzer Memorial Award Graduate Students
November 1, 2022 Huggins-Quarles Award ABD, African American, Latino/a, Asian American, Native American scholar
December 31, 2022

JAAS Graduate Student Travel Grants

Graduate student with ties to Japan at a U.S. school

ATTENTION K-12 Educators in Souther California

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Organization of American Historians are partnering to offer 100 Southern California teachers in our Affiliate School Program free registration at the 2023 OAH Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California, March 30-April 2, 2023.

Click here to request free registration.

To ensure your school is a member of our free Affiliate School Program, please click here.

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.

$20 Dollar Registrations - Available January 16, 2023

Registrations are offered after January 16, 2023, 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 - SOLD OUT
  • Contingent Faculty 
  • Independent Scholars 
  • K-12 Educators

Following January 16, interested parties should email

Free Registrations 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 (TBD).

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.

Email for free tickets

or call: 812 855 7311

Free event tickets

Discounted Hotel Rates

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