Submissions Are Closed

Deadline: May 15, 2026

Award Type

Award for Publications

The Albert B. Corey Prize, awarded for the first time in 1967, is sponsored jointly by the American Historical Association and the Canadian Historical Association. This biennial prize is awarded in even numbered years for the best book on Canadian-American relations or on the history of both countries. The prize was approved in 1963 by the Councils of both Associations and formally ratified in 1966, after funding for the prize was secured.

The current prize amount is $1,000.

The general rules for submission are:

  1. Books bearing a copyright of 2024 or 2025 are eligible for the 2026 prize.
  2. Nomination submissions may be made by an author or by a publisher. Publishers may submit as many entries as they wish. Authors or publishers may submit the same book for multiple AHA prizes.
  3. Nominators must complete an online prize submission form for each book submitted. Once you fill out the form you will receive an email with the committee’s contact information.
  4. One copy of each entry must be sent to each committee member and clearly labeled “Corey Prize Entry.” Entries to Canadian postal addresses must be sent Delivery Duty Paid. Print copies preferred unless otherwise indicated. If only e-copy is available, please contact review committee members beforehand to arrange submission format.

Please Note: Entries must be received by May 15, 2026, to be eligible for the 2026 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced on the AHA website in October 2026 and recognized during a ceremony at the January 2027 AHA annual meeting.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.

Albert B. Corey

Albert B. Corey (1898–1963), one-time chair of the American section of the AHA-CHA Joint Committee, first proposed such an award to encourage the study of Canadian-US relations.