Awards & Grants
Through our numerous awards, grants, and fellowship programs, the Association recognizes and supports a wide variety of notable historical work. We offer annual prizes honoring exceptional books, distinguished teaching and mentoring in the classroom, public history, digital projects, and other historical work. Over the years, our grants and fellowships have supported the research of hundreds of historians on a range of topics and fields. The work produced by winners of AHA awards, grants, and fellowships is among the best of the historical discipline.
Each year, the American Historical Association awards several research grants and fellowships with the aim of advancing the study and exploration of history in a diverse number of subject areas.
- February 15 - AHA Research Grants
- April 1 - Awards for Scholarly Distinction, Roosevelt-Wilson Award, Jameson Fellowship, Fellowship in Aerospace History
- May 15 - Book Prizes, Cunningham Prize, Equity Awards, Feis Award, Roelker Mentorship Award, Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History, Asher Award for postsecondary teaching, Beveridge Family Prize for K-12 teaching, Gilbert Award, Anderson Prize
Eugenia M. Palmegiano Prize
The American Historical Association is pleased to announce the establishment of the Eugenia M. Palmegiano Prize in the History of Journalism, which will be awarded to the best book in each calendar year on any aspect of the history of journalism, concerning any area of the world, and any period. Books that deal with journalism in relation to other forms of mass communication are eligible for consideration. The inaugural prize will be awarded at the AHA’s annual meeting in Washington, DC, in January 2018.
2016 NASA Fellowship
Greg Eghigian, After the Flying Saucers Arrived: A History of the Rise and Fall of the UFO and Alien Contact Phenomenon
This work will represent the first English-language monograph on extraterrestrial contact by an academic historian since 1975. It will also be the first to contextualize the topic as a global phenomenon. Eghigian argues that Cold War–era reports of UFO and alien contact channeled more complex cultural concerns and developments than previously believed, raising new questions about the human relationship with science and technology.