Raymond J. Cunningham Prize

The American Historical Association offers the Raymond J. Cunningham Prize annually for the best article published in a history department journal written by an undergraduate student. The prize was established in memory of Raymond J. Cunningham, who was an associate professor of history at Fordham University. He was an authority on American historian Herbert Baxter Adams. The prize selection committee has typically given preference to articles that incorporate primary sources. The rules for submission are:

  1. The article must be published in a history department student journal between May 1, 2015, and April 30, 2016.
  2. Each nominator is required to provide a brief letter of support (no more than two pages) with the article. Be sure to include the name of the undergraduate author of the article, the publishing journal, and the faculty advisor.
  3. Only ONE article from each history department student journal may be nominated.
  4. Email one electronic copy of the article and accompanying letter of support to awards@historians.org with the subject line “Cunningham Award Entry.”

Please Note: Entries must be postmarked or transmitted by May 15, 2016, to be eligible for the 2016 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced at the January 2017 AHA annual meeting in Denver.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.