Awards & Grants

Awards and 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.

Award Deadlines

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.

Dissertation Prizes of the Affiliated Societies

The AHA's Affiliated Societies offer dissertation and graduate student prizes in a wide range of temporal and thematic historic fields. To better serve the graduate students who may benefit from these prizes, the AHA has consolidated many of those prizes onto one easy-to-find page. Be sure to check out what other awards an affiliate offers as these may include study and travel grants! Please note that the AHA does not have specific details about or control over these prizes and all questions and applications should be sent directly to the affiliated society.

Affiliate Dissertation Prizes