Michael Kraus Research Grant in American Colonial History

The 2018-19 grant application deadline has passed. Applications for the 2019-20 grant competition will be posted in the fall.

The American Historical Association offers the Michael Kraus Research Grants to recognize the most deserving proposal relating to work in progress on a research project in American colonial history, with particular reference to the intercultural aspects of American and European relations. These modest annual grants are intended to further research in progress and may be used for travel to a library or archive, for microfilms, photographs, or photocopying—a list of purposes that is meant to be merely illustrative, not exhaustive (other expenses, such as child care, can be included). Individual grants up to $800 will be awarded. See the list of past recipients.'

Eligibility

Only members of the Association are eligible to apply for AHA research grants. Grants are awarded each June and may be used anytime in the subsequent 15 months for expenses related to furthering research in progress. Preference will be given to advanced doctoral students, non-tenured faculty, and unaffiliated scholars, and to those with specific research needs, such as the completion of a project or a discrete segment thereof. 

Please note: Within a five-year period, no individual is eligible to receive more than a combined total of $1,500 from all AHA research grants.

Application Process

AHA Members Only: Select the “Members Apply Here” box on the left for further details and a link to the application form.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.

Applications must include:

  • CV (three to five pages maximum)
  • statement of no more than 750 words describing your project, including specific uses to which you will put the funds. If special skills, such as foreign language, paleography, or oral history are essential to the project, please indicate your level of proficiency.
  • a one-page bibliography of the most recent, relevant secondary works on the topic.
  • a one-page project budget