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This section announces competitions for awards and prizes within the field of US history. Please submit your announcement using this form.

2014 Hostick Award

The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Illinois State Historical Society invite applications for the 2013-2014 King V. Hostick Award. Established by the late manuscript dealer King V. Hostick, the award provides financial assistance to graduate students in history or library science who are writing dissertations dealing with Illinois. Stipends are individually determined up to $3,000. Preference may be given to research conducted at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (formerly the Illinois State Historical Library). All applications must be received by March 15, 2014 either by United States mail or as an electronic file. Award decisions will be made by May 2014 and awards distributed not later than July 1. For further information contact William Furry, Executive Director, Illinois State Historical Society, P.O. Box 1800, Springfield, Illinois 62705-1800, (217) 525-2781, FAX (217) 525-2783 or email wfurry@historyillinois.org.

Posted: January 22, 2014
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American Journalism Historians Association Doctoral Dissertation Prize

The American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA) is accepting submissions for its 2014 Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize. Given for the first time in 1997, the prize is awarded annually for the best doctoral dissertation dealing with mass communication history. An honorarium of $500 accompanies the prize, and a $200 honorarium is awarded to each honorable mention. Eligible works shall include both quantitative and qualitative historical dissertations, written in English, which have been completed between January 1 and December 31, 2013. Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2014. For more information, visit the AJHA online at http://www.ajhaonline.org/.

Posted: December 11, 2013
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Vernacular Architecture Forum invites submissions for Buchanan Award

The Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF) invites submissions for its Paul E. Buchanan Award. The VAF was organized in 1980 to encourage the study and preservation of all aspects of vernacular architecture and landscapes through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary methods. The application deadline is February 15, 2014. Visit the VAF Web site for more information.

Posted: December 9, 2013
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2013 Urban History Association Award for Best Dissertation

The Urban History Association (UHA) will award a prize of $350 for the best dissertation in urban history with a completion date in 2013. To be considered, please submit three (3) copies of the dissertation, each containing information on where and when completed. All materials must be received by April 15, 2014. Criteria for selection for all awards: significance, originality, quality of research, sophistication of methodology, clarity of presentation, cogency of arguments, and contribution to the field of urban history. Membership in the UHA is not required. Read more > 

More information is available at: http://uha.udayton.edu/announce.html

Posted: November 25, 2013
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2013 Urban History Association Arnold Hirsch Award

The UHA will award a prize of $250 for the best article in urban history with a publication date of 2013. To be considered, please submit three (3) copies of the article, each containing a complete publication citation. Criteria for selection for all awards: significance, originality, quality of research, sophistication of methodology, clarity of presentation, cogency of arguments, and contribution to the field of urban history. Membership in the UHA is not required. All materials must be received by April 15, 2014Read more >

More information is available at: http://uha.udayton.edu/announce.html

Posted: November 25, 2013
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2013 Urban History Association Kenneth Jackson Award for Best Book

The Urban History Association (UHA) will award a prize of $500 for the best book in North American urban history with a publication date of 2013. To be considered, please submit three (3) copies of the book, each containing a complete publication citation. Criteria for selection for all awards: significance, originality, quality of research, sophistication of methodology, clarity of presentation, cogency of arguments, and contribution to the field of urban history. All materials must be received by April 15, 2014. Read more > 

More information is available at: http://uha.udayton.edu/announce.html

Posted: November 25, 2013
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2013 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prizes

Berkshire Conference of Women HistoriansThe Berkshire Conference of Women Historians invites editors and authors to submit books published in 2013 for consideration for the two Berkshire Conference Book Prizes that deals substantially with the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality. Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2014Read more >

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Posted: November 3, 2013
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Vernacular Architecture Forum Ambassadors Awards

The Vernacular Architecture Forum Ambassadors Awards provide funding for student groups (undergraduate and graduate) from North American institutions, with a faculty sponsor, to attend VAF's annual conference. We hope through this program to enhance the VAF's recruitment of students, to diversify the membership and interest in the work of the VAF, to provide support to programs that teach vernacular architecture, and to increase the VAF's visibility on campuses. Please send complete proposals to Paula Mohr, ambassadorsaward@vafweb.org, or contact her for further information. Please send all elements of your proposal as a single file named as follows: NameofschoolAmbassador2014. For the 2014 Conference in Galloway Township, New Jersey, the Ambassador Awards application deadline is January 15, 2014.

More information is available at: http://www.vernaculararchitectureforum.org

Posted: October 21, 2013
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2014 Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Award

The Abraham Lincoln Association (ALA) and the Abraham Lincoln Institute (ALI) invite nominations, self-nominations, and submissions for the 2014 Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Award, which includes an honorarium of $1,000.  Eligible doctoral dissertations must have been completed in 2011-2013 and must focus primarily on Abraham Lincoln's life, career and/or legacy, preferably offering new interpretations, grounded in new evidence or primary source materials, and/or reevaluating previously accepted conclusions; comparative studies (e.g., leadership studies, biographies) will be considered as long as Abraham Lincoln is the main focus of more than one chapter; studies of individuals traditionally associated with Abraham Lincoln will also be considered. Selection is made by a joint ALA/ALI committee. The winner will be notified in January 2014, with the expectation of accepting in person at the ALA Banquet in February in Springfield, IL, or the ALI Symposium in March in College Park, MD (travel and lodging provided). Submission of dissertations in PDF format by email is preferred. To nominate, submit, or inquire, contact the chair of the selection committee, Prof. Scott A. Sandage, at sandage@andrew.cmu.edu, Department of History BPH240, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890. Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2013.

Posted: October 8, 2013
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Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund for Historical Photographic Research

The Humboldt Area Foundation welcomes applications for its Palmquist Memorial Fund awards, which are open to individuals researching Western American photography before 1900 or women in photography. Application deadline is November 1, 2013.

More information is available at: http://www.hafoundation.org/haf/grants/haf-grants.html

Posted: October 3, 2013
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The Whitehill Prize in Early American History

The Colonial Society of Massachusetts announces the 2013 Walter Muir Whitehill Prize in Early American History. This prize of $2,500 was established in memory of Walter Muir Whitehill, for many years Editor of Publications for the Colonial Society. The prize is awarded for a distinguished essay on early American history (up to 1825), not previously published, with preference being given to New England subjects. The Society hopes that the prize may be awarded annually. By arrangement with the editors of the New England Quarterly, the Society will have the winning essay published in an appropriate issue of the journal.  Essays are now being accepted for consideration. All manuscripts submitted for the 2013 prize must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2013.  The Society expects to announce the winning candidate in the spring of 2014. For more information vist www.northeastern.edu/neq/prizespecifications.html.

Posted: October 3, 2013
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Public History Awards Call for Nominations

The National Council on Public History (NCPH) awards recognize excellence in the diverse ways public historians apply their skills to the world around us. The purpose of the award program is to promote professionalism and best practices among public historians and to raise awareness about their activities. Awards are presented to recipients during the NCPH Annual Meeting. Guidelines and current and past recipients are listed on the NCPH website.

More information is available at: http://ncph.org/cms/awards/

Posted: September 3, 2013
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