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 article must be published in a history department student journal between May 1, 2015, and April 30, 2016.

Submission Information

Each nomination packet should include the following:

  1. Award nomination form (You will be prompted to complete this form online in step 3 of the application process)
  2. A letter of support (no more than 2 pages) Be sure to include the name of the undergraduate author of the article, the publishing journal, and the faculty advisor.
  3. A copy of the article

Please note: Only ONE article from each history department student journal may be nominated.

The AHA has partnered with Interfolio to manage our nomination process. Submitting a nomination package through Interfolio is FREE for nominators. When submitting a nomination, if you don't already have an account with Interfolio, you will be asked to set up an account and create a password, but you will NOT be charged any fee to create the account. When available, nomination instructions are available by clicking on the box to the left.

Deadline and Notification

Nominations must be submitted through Interfolio by May 15, 2016, to be eligible for the 2016 competition. Mailed, e-mailed, or faxed applications will not be accepted. Recipients will be announced on the AHA website in October 2016 and recognized during a ceremony at the January 2017 AHA annual meeting in Denver.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.