Faculty External Honors

Arts & Humanities

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Award Name & LinkNRC StatusAgency NameEstimated Deadline MonthDescriptionSub-field
Emerson-Thoreau MedalHighly PrestigiousAmerican Academy of Arts and SciencesContinuousAwarded to an individual for his or her total literary achievement rather than for a specific work.English Language and Literature
Whiting Writers' AwardHighly PrestigiousWhiting FoundationContinuousGiven annually to ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama.English Language and Literature
William Riley Parker PrizeHighly PrestigiousModern Language AssociationContinuousAwareded for an outstanding article in PMLA.English Language and Literature
Sarton Medal for Lifetime Scholarly AchievementHighly PrestigiousHistory of Science SocietyContinuousAwarded annually to an outstanding historian of science, selected from the international scholarly community.History
Award for Distinguished Service to the HumanitiesHighly PrestigiousPhi Beta Kappa SocietyContinuousRecognizes individuals who have made significant contributions in the field of the humanities.Multidisciplinary
Founders AwardHighly PrestigiousAmerican Academy of Arts and SciencesContinuousHonors individuals and institutions that have advanced the ideals of the founders of the Academy.Multidisciplinary
Sidney Hook Memorial AwardHighly PrestigiousPhi Beta Kappa SocietyContinuousRecognizes national distinction by a single scholar in each of three endeavors ƒ?? scholarship, undergraduate teaching, and leadership in the cause of liberal arts education.Multidisciplinary
The Henry Allen Moe Prize in the HumanitiesHighly PrestigiousAmerican Philosophical SocietyContinuousAwarded to the author of a paper in the humanities or jurisprudence read at a Meeting of the Society.Multidisciplinary
MLA Award for Lifetime Scholarly AchivementHighly PrestigiousModern Language AssociationJanuaryHonors the lifetime scholarly achievement of a distinguished member of the association.English Language and Literature
AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities FellowsHighly PrestigiousAmerican Antiquarian SocietyJanuaryThe American Antiquarian Society offers long-term visiting academic research fellowships tenable for four to twelve months each year.History
Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural HistoryHighly PrestigiousAmerican Philosophical SocietyJanuaryAwarded annually to the author whose book exhibits distinguished work in American or European cultural history.Multidisciplinary
Phi Beta Kappa Book Awards - Christian Gauss AwardHighly PrestigiousPhi Beta Kappa SocietyJanuaryHonors outstanding books in the field of literary scholarship or criticism.Multidisciplinary
Phi Beta Kappa Book Awards - Ralph Waldo Emerson AwardHighly PrestigiousPhi Beta Kappa SocietyJanuaryOffered for scholarly studies that contribute significantly to interpretations of the intellectual and cultural condition of humanity.Multidisciplinary
Phi Beta Kappa Book Awards - Science BookHighly PrestigiousPhi Beta Kappa SocietyJanuaryRecognizes superior books by scientists written to illuminate aspects of science for a broad readership.Multidisciplinary
Grawemeyer Award for Music CompositionHighly PrestigiousGrawemeyer FoundationJanuaryHonors those who bring beauty and inspiration into the world.Music (except performance)
Grawemeyer Award for ReligionHighly PrestigiousGrawemeyer FoundationJanuaryHonors highly significant contributions to religious and spiritual understanding.Religion
The Charles J. Goodwin Award of MeritHighly PrestigiousSociety for Classical StudiesMarchAwarded for an outstanding contribution to classical scholarship published by a member of the Society during the three years before the current calendar year.Classics
James Russell Lowell PrizeHighly PrestigiousModern Language AssociationMarchFor an outstanding literary or linguistic study or a critical biography.English Language and Literature
Member with NEH FellowshipHighly PrestigiousAmerican School of Classical Studies at AthensAprilNEH Fellowships are competitive awards granted to individual scholars pursuing projects that embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clear writing.Classics
Awards for Scholarly DistinctionHighly PrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationAprilEstablished to honor senior historians in the United States.History
Fellowships for Advanced Research on JapanHighly PrestigiousNational Endowment for the HumanitiesAprilAwards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations.Multidisciplinary
Fellowships for University TeachersHighly PrestigiousNational Endowment for the HumanitiesAprilNEH Fellowships are competitive awards granted to individual scholars pursuing projects that embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clear writing.Multidisciplinary
Herskovits PrizeHighly PrestigiousAfrican Studies AssociationAprilPresented to the author of the most important scholarly work in African studies published in English during the preceding year.Multidisciplinary
National Endowment for the Humanities FellowshipHighly PrestigiousNational Endowment for the HumanitiesAprilNEH Fellowships are competitive awards granted to individual scholars pursuing projects that embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clear writing.Multidisciplinary
Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre HistoryHighly PrestigiousAmerican Society for Theatre ResearchAprilAwarded each year to the best book in "theatre history or cognate disciplinesƒ? published during the previous calendar year.Theatre and Performance Studies
Distinguished Scholar AwardHighly PrestigiousAmerican Society for Theatre ResearchAprilGiven to a scholar whose body of work has made a significant contribution to the field of theatre, dance, opera, and/or performance studies.Theatre and Performance Studies
National Book Award-FICTIONHighly PrestigiousNational Book FoundationMayHonors the best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young Peopleƒ??s Literature, published each year.English Language and Literature
National Book Award-NONFICTIONHighly PrestigiousNational Book FoundationMayHonors the best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young Peopleƒ??s Literature, published each year.English Language and Literature
National Book Award-POETRYHighly PrestigiousNational Book FoundationMayHonors the best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young Peopleƒ??s Literature, published each year.English Language and Literature
National Book Award-YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATUREHighly PrestigiousNational Book FoundationMayHonors the best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young Peopleƒ??s Literature, published each year.English Language and Literature
Ruth Lilly Poetry PrizeHighly PrestigiousPoetry FoundationMayHonors a living US poet whose lifetime accomplishments warrant extraordinary recognition.English Language and Literature
John K Fairbank Prize in East Asian HistoryHighly PrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationMayAwarded for an outstanding book in the history of China proper, Vietnam, Chinese Central Asia, Mongolia, Manchuria, Korea, or Japan, substantially after 1800.History
The Albert J Beveridge AwardHighly PrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationMayHonors outstanding historical writing.History
Carl Bode-Norman Holmes Pearson PrizeHighly PrestigiousAmerican Studies AssociationJuneRecognizes the outstanding achievement of an individual who has dedicated a lifetime of work to the mission and values of American studies.American Studies
Templeton PrizeHighly PrestigiousJohn Templeton FoundationJuneHonors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming lifeƒ??s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works.Religion
Paul Oskar Kristeller Lifetime Achievement AwardHighly PrestigiousRenaissance Society of AmericaAugustHonors a lifetime of uncompromising devotion to the highest standard of scholarship accompanied by exceptional achievement in Renaissance studies.History
ACLS Collaborative Research FellowshipsHighly PrestigiousAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesSeptemberSupports small teams of two or more scholars collaborating intensively on a single, substantive project in the humanities and related social sciences.Multidisciplinary
ACLS Fellows (ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowships and ACLS/New York Public Library Fellowships)Highly PrestigiousAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesSeptemberACLS invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences.Multidisciplinary
George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic CriticismHighly PrestigiousDepartment of English, Cornell UniversitySeptemberAwarded to the American who has written the best piece of drama criticism during the theatrical year (July 1 to June 30), whether it is an article, an essay, treatise or book.Multidisciplinary
Harry Levin PrizeHighly PrestigiousAmerican Comparative Literature AssociationOctoberRecognizes an outstanding first book in the discipline of comparative literature.Comparative Literature
Renee Wellek PrizeHighly PrestigiousAmerican Comparative Literature AssociationOctoberRecognizes an outstanding book in the discipline of comparative literature; fields may include literary or cultural theory or history, or any other field of comparative literature.Comparative Literature
Pen-Faulkner Award for FictionHighly PrestigiousPEN/Faulkner FoundationOctoberHonors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year.English Language and Literature
Frederick Jackson Turner AwardHighly PrestigiousOrganization of American HistoriansOctoberGiven annually to the author of a first scholarly book dealing with some aspect of American history.History
Genevieve Miller Lifetime Achievement AwardHighly PrestigiousAmerican Association for the History of MedicineOctoberGiven annually to a member of the Association who has retired from regular institutional affiliation or practice, with a distinguished record of support for the history of medicine over many years, and who has made continuing scholarly contributions of a distinguished nature.History
Haskins Medal for a distinguished bookHighly PrestigiousMedieval Academy of AmericaOctoberAwarded annually for a distinguished book in the field of medieval studies.History
Hench Post-Dissertation FellowshipHighly PrestigiousAmerican Antiquarian SocietyOctoberThe purpose of the fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication.History
Merle Curti AwardHighly PrestigiousOrganization of American HistoriansOctoberOne award is given annually to the author of the best book in American social history.History
National Humanities Center FellowshipHighly PrestigiousNational Humanities CenterOctoberThe National Humanities Center welcomes up to forty scholars from across the humanities and all over the world.Multidisciplinary
The Bancroft PrizesHighly PrestigiousColumbia UniversityNovemberAwarded to the authors of distinguished works in either or both of the following categories: American History (including biography) and Diplomacy.History
Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological AchievementHighly PrestigiousArchaeological Institute of AmericaNovemberRecognizes of a scholar who has made distinguished contributions to archaeology through research and/or field work.History of Art, Architecture and Archaeology
Rome PrizeHighly PrestigiousAmerican Academy In RomeNovemberSupports innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities.Multidisciplinary
National Book Critics Circle AwardHighly PrestigiousNational Book Critics CircleDecemberEach year the National Book Critics Circle selects awards in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism.English Language and Literature
Parkman PrizeHighly PrestigiousSociety of American HistoriansDecemberAwarded annually to a nonfiction work of history on an American theme published the previous year that is distinguished by its literary merit.History
Abbott Payson Usher PrizePrestigiousSociety for the History of TechnologyContinuousAwarded to honor the best scholarly work published under the auspices of SHOT.History
Binkley-Stephenson AwardPrestigiousOrganization of American HistoriansContinuousGiven annually for the best article that appeared in the Journal of American History during the preceding calendar year (March, June, September, December issues).History
Carlton C. Qualey Memorial Article AwardPrestigiousImmigration and Ethnic History SocietyContinuousHonors the best article published in the JAEH during the two preceding years.History
Derek Price/Rod Webster Prize (outstanding articles)PrestigiousHistory of Science SocietyContinuousRecognizes excellence in a research article published in Isis.History
Fletcher M Green and Charles W Ramsdell AwardPrestigiousSouthern Historical AssociationContinuousAwarded in even-numbered years for the best article published in the Journal of Southern History during the two-preceding years.History
G Wesley Johnson AwardPrestigiousNational Council on Public HistoryContinuousAwarded for the best article in The Public Historian for the calendar year.History
Leopold-Hidy Prize for Best Article in Environmental HistoryPrestigiousAmerican Society for Environmental HistoryContinuousArticles that appear in the journal, Environmental History, are automatically considered by our journal's editorial board.History
Sixteenth Century Society and Conference MedalPrestigiousSixteenth Century Society and ConferenceContinuousGiven once every five years to the member of the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference who has done the most to promote and to advance the area of early modern studies.History
Surrency Prize for the best article published in the Law and History ReviewPrestigiousAmerican Society for Legal HistoryContinuousAwarded annually for the best article published in the Societyƒ??s journal, the Law and History Review, in the previous year.History
Sutherland Prize for the best article on English legal historyPrestigiousAmerican Society for Legal HistoryContinuousAwarded annually to the person or persons who wrote the best article on English legal history published in the previous year.History
The Joan Cahalin Robinson PrizePrestigiousSociety for the History of TechnologyContinuousAwarded for the best-presented paper at the SHOT annual meeting by a scholar of any age presenting for the first time.History
The William Nelson PrizePrestigiousRenaissance Society of AmericaContinuousGiven annually for the best article published in Renaissance Quarterly during the preceding calendar year.History
Vilis Vitols AwardPrestigiousAssociation for the Advancement of Baltic StudiesContinuousPresented to the author of the best article in a given year of the Journal of Baltic Studies.Language, Societies, and Cultures
Visiting Research FellowshipPrestigiousInternational Research Center for Japanese StudiesContinuousSupports research by providing foreign scholars with opportunities to conduct research at academic institutions in Japan.Language, Societies, and Cultures
Don M. Randel Award for Humanistic StudiesPrestigiousAmerican Academy of Arts and SciencesContinuousRecognizes superior humanistic scholarship.Multidisciplinary
Huntington MedalPrestigiousAmerican Numismatic SocietyContinuousRecognizes outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship.Multidisciplinary
Notable Books for AdultsPrestigiousAmerican Library AssociationContinuousThe goal of the Notable Books Council has been to make available to the nationƒ??s readers a list of 25 very good, very readable, and at times very important fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books for the adult reader.Multidisciplinary
ResidencyPrestigiousAmerican Academy In RomeContinuousProvides artists and scholars of all nationalities the opportunity to experience the intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation that characterizes life at the American Academy in Rome.Multidisciplinary
Honorary MembershipPrestigiousSociety for EthnomusicologyContinuousHonors SEM members or other individuals for extraordinary service to the Society or to the field of ethnomusicology.Music (except performance)
APA Barwise PrizePrestigiousAmerican Philosophical AssociationContinuousAwarded for significant and sustained contributions to areas relevant to philosophy and computing.Philosophy
APA Royce Lectures in the Philosophy of MindPrestigiousAmerican Philosophical AssociationContinuousThe Josiah Royce Lectureship is on the philosophy of mind.Philosophy
Multi-Country Regional Research FellowshipPrestigiousAmerican School of Classical Studies at AthensJanuarySupports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD.Classics
Albert B Corey PrizePrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationJanuaryAwarded in even numbered years for the best book on Canadian-American relations or on the history of both countries.History
ASECS Women's Caucus Editing and Translation FellowshipPrestigiousAmerican Society for Eighteenth Century StudiesJanuaryThe Fellowship is an annual award of $1000 to support an editing or a translation work in progress of an eighteenth-century primary text on a feminist or a Womenƒ??s Studies subject.History
Clifford PrizePrestigiousAmerican Society for Eighteenth Century StudiesJanuaryRecognizes an article that presents an outstanding study of some aspect of eighteenth-century culture, interesting to any eighteenth-century specialist, regardless of discipline.History
Emile Du Chatelet Award for Independent ScholarshipPrestigiousAmerican Society for Eighteenth Century StudiesJanuarySupports research in progress by an independent or adjunct scholar on a feminist or Women's Studies subject.History
Erik Barnouw AwardPrestigiousOrganization of American HistoriansJanuaryGiven annually in recognition of outstanding programming on television, or in documentary film, concerned with American history, the study of American history, and/or the promotion of American history.History
Gilbert Chinard PrizePrestigiousSociety for French Historical StudiesJanuaryRecognizes the best book published for the first time and with a copyright date within the previous year by a North American press in one of the two following fields: the history of French-American relations; or the comparative history of France and North, Central, or South America.History
The David Pinkney Prize for the best book on French historyPrestigiousSociety for French Historical StudiesJanuaryAwarded to the most distinguished book in French History, published for the first time and with a copyright date of the preceding year by a citizen of the U.S. or Canada.History
The J Worth Estes PrizePrestigiousAmerican Association for the History of MedicineJanuaryAwarded for the best published paper in the history of pharmacology during the previous 2 years.History
The William KorenPrestigiousSociety for French Historical StudiesJanuaryAwarded to the most outstanding article on any period of French history published the previous year by a scholar appointed at a college or university in the United States or Canada.History
Donald G Davis Article AwardPrestigiousAmerican Library AssociationJanuaryRecognizes the best article written in English in the field of United States and Canadian library history including the history of libraries, librarianship, and book culture.Multidisciplinary
Claude V Palisca Award for Outstanding Edition Or TranslationPrestigiousAmerican Musicological Society, Inc.JanuaryHonors a scholarly edition or translation in the field of musicology published during the previous year in any language and in any country by a scholar who is a member of the AMS or a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States.Music (except performance)
The Emerging Scholar AwardPrestigiousSociety for Music TheoryJanuaryGiven for an article or book published no more than seven calendar years after the authorƒ??s receipt of the Ph.D.Music (except performance)
The Outstanding Publication AwardPrestigiousSociety for Music TheoryJanuaryGiven for a distinguished article by an author of any age or career stage.Music (except performance)
The Wallace Berry Award for a distinguished bookPrestigiousSociety for Music TheoryJanuaryGiven for a distinguished book by an author of any age or career stage.Music (except performance)
APA Book PrizePrestigiousAmerican Philosophical AssociationJanuaryAwarded in odd years for the best, published book that was written by a younger scholar during the previous two years.Philosophy
Joseph A. Callaway PrizePrestigiousDepartment of English, New York UniversityJanuaryAwarded every other year for the best book on drama or theatre published during the previous two years.Theatre and Performance Studies
AAS CIAC Small GrantsPrestigiousAssociation for Asian StudiesFebruaryDissertation-level graduate students and scholars with special interests in China, Taiwan, or Inner Asia are invited to submit proposals.Language, Societies, and Cultures
An Wang FellowshipPrestigiousHarvard Fairbank Center for East Asian ResearchFebruaryAn Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships have historically supported junior scholars in any discipline.Multidisciplinary
Winsor Prize for Library History EssayPrestigiousAmerican Library AssociationFebruaryRecognizes the best essay written in English on library history.Multidisciplinary
AAR Book Award/Analytical-Descriptive StudiesPrestigiousAmerican Academy of ReligionFebruaryHonors works regarding analysis or theory that focuses on religion as an object of enquiry or on its typical components, such as myth, ritual, or tradition.Religion
AAR Book Award/Best First Book in the History of ReligionsPrestigiousAmerican Academy of ReligionFebruaryHonors exceptional scholarship and books in the field of "History of Religions" with a publication date within the preceding calendar year.Religion
AAR Book Award/Constructive-Reflective StudiesPrestigiousAmerican Academy of ReligionFebruaryHonors works concerning contemporary ethics, philosophy, interpretation, theology or analogous forms of critical reflection.Religion
AAR Book Award/Historical StudiesPrestigiousAmerican Academy of ReligionFebruaryHonors works concerning the history of a particular religion or religions in a specific historical period or geographical areaReligion
George Freedley AwardPrestigiousTheatre Library AssociationFebruaryHonors a work published during the preceding calendar year, with a subject related to live performance.Theatre and Performance Studies
John Hope Franklin Publication PrizePrestigiousAmerican Studies AssociationMarchHonors the most outstanding book published in American studies for the year preceding the annual meeting.American Studies
Lora Romero First Book Publication PrizePrestigiousAmerican Studies AssociationMarchAwarded to the best first book published in American studies that highlights intersectional dynamics in the study of race, gender, class, sexuality, and/or nation.American Studies
Modern Language Association Prize for a First BookPrestigiousModern Language AssociationMarchAwarded for an outstanding literary or linguistic study or a critical biography. Open to studies dealing with literary theory, media, cultural history, or interdisciplinary topics.English Language and Literature
Charles S Sydnor AwardPrestigiousSouthern Historical AssociationMarchRecognizes a distinguished book in southern history published in odd-numbered years and awarded in even-numbered years.History
Francis B Simkins AwardPrestigiousSouthern Historical AssociationMarchRecognizes the best first book by an author in the field of southern history over a two-year period.History
Frank L and Harriet C Owsley AwardPrestigiousSouthern Historical AssociationMarchRecognizes a distinguished book in southern history published in even-numbered years and is awarded in odd-numbered years.History
H L Mitchell AwardPrestigiousSouthern Historical AssociationMarchGiven in recognition of a distinguished book concerning the history of the southern working class, including but not limited to industrial laborers and/or small farmers and agricultural laborers.History
Leroy E Doggett Award for Historical AstronomyPrestigiousAmerican Astronomical SocietyMarchAwarded to an individual who has significantly influenced the field of the history of astronomy by a career-long effort.History
The Albert C Outler PrizePrestigiousAmerican Society of Church HistoryMarchHonors the best book, published in the prior calendar year, that illumines the diversity of global Christianity, issues of Christian unity and disunity (doctrinal, cultural, institutional), and/or the interactions between Christianity and other religions, in any period and area of the history of Christianity.History
The Bennett H Wall Award (Book Prize)PrestigiousSouthern Historical AssociationMarchAwarded to the best book published in southern business or economic history over a two-year period.History
The Frank S and Elizabeth D Brewer PrizePrestigiousAmerican Society of Church HistoryMarchHonors outstanding scholarship in the history of Christianity by a first-time author.History
The Jane Dempsey Douglass PrizePrestigiousAmerican Society of Church HistoryMarchHonors the best essay on women in the history of Christianity published in the previous calendar year.History
The Philip Schaff PrizePrestigiousAmerican Society of Church HistoryMarchHonors the best book in the history of Christianity by a North American scholar published in the prior calendar year.History
The Sally Hacker PrizePrestigiousSociety for the History of TechnologyMarchHonors exceptional scholarship that reaches beyond the academy toward a broad audience.History
James R Wiseman Book AwardPrestigiousArchaeological Institute of AmericaMarchThe Award Committee will recommend the academic work on an archaeological topic it deems most worthy of recognition in that year.History of Art, Architecture and Archaeology
APA Article PrizePrestigiousAmerican Philosophical AssociationMarchAwarded for the best, published article by a younger scholar in the previous 2 years.Philosophy
Frank Chapman Sharp Memorial PrizePrestigiousAmerican Philosophical AssociationMarchAwarded to the best unpublished essay or monograph on the philosophy of war and peace.Philosophy
Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Literary WorkPrestigiousModern Language AssociationAprilAwarded for an outstanding translation into English of a book-length literary work.English Language and Literature
Lois Roth Award for a Translation of a Literary WorkPrestigiousModern Language AssociationAprilAwarded for an outstanding translation into English of a book-length literary work.English Language and Literature
Bainton Book PrizePrestigiousSixteenth Century Society and ConferenceAprilAwarded yearly for the best books written in English dealing with three categories within the time frame of 1450-1660: Art and Music History, History and Theology, Literature, and Reference Works.History
Carl S Meyer Prize for the Best Paper Delivered At the Yearly MeetingPrestigiousSixteenth Century Society and ConferenceAprilAwarded annually for the best paper delivered at the yearly meeting by a scholar who is still in graduate school or has earned the Ph.D. in the last five years.History
Fellowship in Aerospace HistoryPrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationAprilSupport significant scholarly research projects in aerospace history.History
Harold J Grimm PrizePrestigiousSixteenth Century Society and ConferenceAprilAwarded for the best article published during the previous year which reflects and sustains Grimmƒ??s lifelong search for a broad understanding of the Reformation as a fundamentally religious phenomenon which permeated the whole civilization of Europe in the Reformation Era.History
Nancy Lyman Roelker PrizePrestigiousSixteenth Century Society and ConferenceAprilAwarded annually for the best article published in English on sixteenth-century French history during the preceding calendar year.History
Pfizer Award for an Outstanding BookPrestigiousHistory of Science SocietyAprilAwarded in recognition of an outstanding book dealing with the history of science.History
The Bernard S. Finn IEEE History PrizePrestigiousSociety for the History of TechnologyAprilAwarded to the best paper in the history of electrotechnologyƒ??power, electronics, telecommunications, and computer scienceƒ??published during the preceding year.History
The Eugene S Ferguson PrizePrestigiousSociety for the History of TechnologyAprilAwarded biennially for an outstanding and original reference work that supports future scholarship in the history of technology.History
The Margaret W Rossiter History of Women in Science PrizePrestigiousHistory of Science SocietyAprilAwarded in recognition of an outstanding book (or, in even-numbered years, article) on the history of women in science.History
The Samuel Eleazar and Rose Tartakow Levinson PrizePrestigiousSociety for the History of TechnologyAprilAwarded for a single-authored, unpublished essay in the history of technology that explicitly examines, in some detail, a technology or technological device or process within the framework of social or intellectual history.History
The Sidney Edelstein PrizePrestigiousSociety for the History of TechnologyAprilAwarded to the author of an outstanding scholarly book in the history of technology published during the preceding three years.History
Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize (best books for general readers)PrestigiousHistory of Science SocietyAprilHonors books in the history of science directed to a wide public (including undergraduate instruction).History
Outstanding Public Service AwardPrestigiousArchaeological Institute of AmericaAprilRecognizes exceptional contributions that promote public understanding of, interest in, and support for archaeology and the preservation of the archaeological record.History of Art, Architecture and Archaeology
The Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to ArcheologyPrestigiousArchaeological Institute of AmericaAprilThe recipient may be a professional or amateur scientist, or a team, whose interdisciplinary work with archaeologists merits recognition.History of Art, Architecture and Archaeology
Houshang Pourshariati Iranian Studies Book AwardPrestigiousMiddle East Studies AssociationAprilRecognizes outstanding publishing in Iranian studies.Language, Societies, and Cultures
Kulczycki Books Prize in Polish StudiesPrestigiousAmerican Association for the Advancement of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian StudiesAprilAwarded annually for the best book in any discipline, on any aspect of Polish affairs, published in the previous calendar year.Language, Societies, and Cultures
W Bruce Lincoln Book PrizePrestigiousAmerican Association for the Advancement of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian StudiesAprilAwarded for an author's first published monograph or scholarly synthesis that is of exceptional merit and lasting significance for the understanding of Russia's past.Language, Societies, and Cultures
Wayne S Vucinich Book PrizePrestigiousAmerican Association for the Advancement of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian StudiesAprilAwarded for the most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences published in English in the United States in the previous calendar year.Language, Societies, and Cultures
Albert Hourani Book AwardPrestigiousMiddle East Studies AssociationAprilRecognizes outstanding publishing in Middle East studies.Multidisciplinary
Distinguished Africanist AwardPrestigiousAfrican Studies AssociationAprilRecognizes lifetime distinguished contributions to African studies.Multidisciplinary
Phyllis Franklin Award for Public Advocacy of the HumanitiesPrestigiousModern Language AssociationAprilHonors a person who has fostered public support for the humanities through speaking, writing, policy making, or other activities.Multidisciplinary
Alan Merriam PrizePrestigiousSociety for EthnomusicologyAprilRecognizes the most distinguished English-language monograph in the field of ethnomusicology, published as the authorƒ??s second or a later monograph.Music (except performance)
Ida Halpern Fellowship and AwardPrestigiousSociety for EthnomusicologyAprilSupports research on Native American Music of the United States and Canada and to recognize the publication of said research.Music (except performance)
Jaap Kunst PrizePrestigiousSociety for EthnomusicologyAprilRecognizes the most significant article in ethnomusicology written by members of the Society for Ethnomusicology during the first 10 years of their scholarly career.Music (except performance)
Klaus P Wachsmann Prize for Advanced and Critical Essays in OrganologyPrestigiousSociety for EthnomusicologyAprilRecognizes a major publication that advances the field of organology through the presentation of new data and by using innovative methods in the study of musical instruments.Music (except performance)
Robert M Stevenson PrizePrestigiousSociety for EthnomusicologyAprilHonors ethnomusicologists who are also composers by awarding a prize for a single composition, broadly defined as an original musical work created by the applicant.Music (except performance)
Errol Hill AwardPrestigiousAmerican Society for Theatre ResearchAprilGiven in recognition of outstanding scholarship in African American theater, drama, and/or performance studies, as demonstrated in the form of a published book-length project (monograph or essay collection) or scholarly article.Theatre and Performance Studies
Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary StudiesPrestigiousModern Language AssociationMayAwarded for an outstanding scholarly work in the field of comparative literary studies involving at least two literatures.Comparative Literature
Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Scholarly Study of LiteraturePrestigiousModern Language AssociationMayAwarded for an outstanding translation into English of a book-length work of literary history, literary criticism, philology, or literary theory.English Language and Literature
Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial PrizePrestigiousModern Language AssociationMayAwarded for an outstanding scholarly work in the field of Yiddish.English Language and Literature
Howard R Marraro PrizePrestigiousModern Language AssociationMayAwarded for an outstanding scholarly work on any phase of Italian literature or comparative literature involving Italian.English Language and Literature
Katherine Singer Kovacs PrizePrestigiousModern Language AssociationMayAwarded for an outstanding book published in English or Spanish in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures.English Language and Literature
Kenneth W Mildenberger PrizePrestigiousModern Language AssociationMayAwarded for a work in the fields of language, culture, literacy, or literature with strong application to the teaching of languages other than English.English Language and Literature
Mina P Shaughnessy PrizePrestigiousModern Language AssociationMayAwarded for a work in the fields of language, culture, literacy, or literature with strong application to the teaching of English.English Language and Literature
Modern Language Association Prize for a BibliographyPrestigiousModern Language AssociationMayAwarded for an outstanding enumerative or descriptive bibliography, archive, digital project, or collaborative research project.English Language and Literature
Modern Language Association Prize for a Scholarly EditionPrestigiousModern Language AssociationMayAwarded for an outstanding scholarly edition.English Language and Literature
Morton N Cohen Award for A Distinguished Edition of LettersPrestigiousModern Language AssociationMayAwarded for outstanding edition of letters.English Language and Literature
William Sanders Scarborough PrizePrestigiousModern Language AssociationMayAwarded for an outstanding scholarly study of black American literature or culture.English Language and Literature
Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone StudiesPrestigiousModern Language AssociationMayAwarded for an outstanding scholarly work in French or francophone linguistic or literary studies.French and Francophone Language and Literature
Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and LiteraturesPrestigiousModern Language AssociationMayAwarded for an outstanding scholarly work on the linguistics or literatures of any of the Germanic languages (Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Yiddish).German Language and Literature
Cromwell Book PrizePrestigiousAmerican Society for Legal HistoryMayAwarded annually to the best book in the field of American legal history by an early career scholar.History
David Thelen Award (Foreign Language Article Prize)PrestigiousOrganization of American HistoriansMayHonors the best article on American history written in a language other than English.History
George L Mosse PrizePrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationMayAwarded for an outstanding major work of extraordinary scholarly distinction, creativity, and originality in the intellectual and cultural history of Europe since 1500.History
George Louis Beer PrizePrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationMayRecognizes outstanding historical writing in European international history since 1895.History
Herbert Baxter Adams PrizePrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationMayAwarded for a distinguished book published in English in the field of European history.History
Herbert Feis AwardPrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationMayRecognizes distinguished contributions to public history, broadly defined.History
Howard R Marraro Prize in Italian HistoryPrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationMayAwarded for the best book on Italian history, Italian cultural history, or Italo-American cultural relations.History
J Franklin Jameson FellowsPrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationMayRecognizes outstanding achievement in the editing of historical sources.History
James Henry Breasted PrizePrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationMayThis prize is offered for the best book in English in any field of history prior to CE 1000.History
Joan Kelly Memorial Prize in Women's HistoryPrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationMayAwarded annually for the book in womenƒ??s history and/or feminist theory that best reflects the high intellectual and scholarly ideals exemplified by the life and work of Joan Kelly.History
John H Dunning PrizePrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationMayAwarded for an outstanding monograph on any subject relating to United States history.History
Leo Gershoy AwardPrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationMayAwarded to the author of the most outstanding work published in English on any aspect of 17th- and 18th-century European history.History
Leonardo da Vinci MedalPrestigiousSociety for the History of TechnologyMayPresented to an individual who has greatly contributed to the history of technology through research, teaching, publications, and other activities.History
Littleton-Griswold Prize in American Law and SocietyPrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationMayAward for the best book in any subject on the history of American law and society, broadly defined.History
Morris D Forkosch PrizePrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationMayAwarded for the best book in English in the field of British, British imperial, or British Commonwealth history since 1485.History
Paul Birdsall Prize in European Military and Strategic HistoryPrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationMayAwarded biennially for the most important work published in English on European military or strategic history since 1870.History
Premio Del Rey PrizePrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationMayAwarded biennially for a distinguished book in English in the field of early Spanish history.History
The J Franklin Jameson Prize for Outstanding Editorial AchievementPrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationMayAwarded biennially for outstanding achievement in the editing of historical sources.History
The James A Rawley Prize in Atlantic HistoryPrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationMayRecognizes outstanding historical writing that explores aspects of integration of Atlantic worlds before the 20th century.History
The Russell Major Prize on the history of FrancePrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationMayAwarded annually for the best work in English on any aspect of French history.History
Wesley-Logan Prize in African Diaspora History (book prize)PrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationMayAwarded annually for an outstanding book in African diaspora history.History
Willi Paul Adams AwardPrestigiousOrganization of American HistoriansMayGiven biennially to the author of the best book on American history published in a language other than English.History
William Gilbert Award for the Best Article on Teaching HistoryPrestigiousAmerican Historical AssociationMayRecognizes outstanding contributions to the teaching of history through the publication of articles in journals, magazines, and other serials.History
Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian StudiesPrestigiousModern Language AssociationMayAwarded each odd-numbered year to the author of an outstanding scholarly book on any phase of Italian literature or culture or comparative literature involving Italian.Language, Societies, and Cultures
Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Slavic Languages and LiteraturesPrestigiousModern Language AssociationMayAwarded biennially for an outstanding scholarly work on the linguistics or literatures of the Slavic languages.Language, Societies, and Cultures
Jonas C Greenfield Prize For Younger SemitistsPrestigiousAmerican Oriental SocietyMayGranted every four years to a younger scholar for the best article in any area of Semitic studies that has been published during the most recent three-year period.Language, Societies, and Cultures
H Colin Slim Award for Outstanding Article in MusicologyPrestigiousAmerican Musicological Society, Inc.MayHonors a musicological article of exceptional merit, published during the previous year in any language and in any country by a scholar who is past the early stages of her or his career and who is a member of the AMS or a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States.Music (except performance)
Lewis Lockwood Award for outstanding work of musicological scholarshipPrestigiousAmerican Musicological Society, Inc.MayHonors each year a musicological book of exceptional merit published during the previous year.Music (except performance)
Robert M Stevenson AwardPrestigiousAmerican Musicological Society, Inc.MayRecognizes outstanding scholarship in Iberian music.Music (except performance)
The Alfred Einstein Award for outstanding article in musicologyPrestigiousAmerican Musicological Society, Inc.MayHonors a musicological article of exceptional merit, published during the previous year.Music (except performance)
The Otto Kinkeldey AwardPrestigiousAmerican Musicological Society, Inc.MayHonors a musicological book of exceptional merit published during the previous year.Music (except performance)
The Phillip Brett AwardPrestigiousAmerican Musicological Society, Inc.MayHonors exceptional musicological work in the field of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender/transsexual studies completed during the previous two calendar years.Music (except performance)
MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural StudiesPrestigiousModern Language AssociationMayAwarded to a member of the association for an outstanding scholarly study in any language of United States Latina and Latino or Chicana and Chicano literature or culture published in the two preceding years.Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature
Albert Leon Whiteman Memorial PrizePrestigiousAmerican Mathematical SocietyJuneRecognizes notable exposition and exceptional scholarship in the history of mathematics.History
John Phillip Reid Book AwardPrestigiousAmerican Society for Legal HistoryJuneAwarded for the best monograph by a mid-career or senior scholar, published in English in any of the fields defined broadly as Anglo-American legal history, with a preference for work that falls within Reidƒ??s own interests in seventeenth- through nineteenth-century Anglo-America and Native American law.History
John W Blassingame AwardPrestigiousSouthern Historical AssociationJuneHonors distinguished scholarship and mentorship in African American history.History
AAS E. Gene Smith Book PrizePrestigiousAssociation for Asian StudiesJuneHonors outstanding and innovative scholarship across discipline and country of specialization for a book on Inner Asia.Language, Societies, and Cultures
Irving Lowens Award for Best ArticlePrestigiousSociety for American MusicJuneAwarded for an article that makes an outstanding contribution to the study of American music.Music (except performance)
Irving Lowens Award for Best BookPrestigiousSociety for American MusicJuneAwarded to the book judged as the best in the field of American music.Music (except performance)
APA Berger Memorial PrizePrestigiousAmerican Philosophical AssociationJuneAwarded to an outstanding published article in philosophy of law.Philosophy
APA Essay Prize in Latin American ThoughtPrestigiousAmerican Philosophical AssociationJuneAwarded to the author of the best unpublished, English-language, philosophical essay in Latin American thought.Philosophy
Romanell-Phi Beta Kappa ProfessorshipPrestigiousPhi Beta Kappa SocietyJuneAwarded annually to scholars in the field of philosophy, without restriction to any one school of philosophical thought.Philosophy
Antoinette Forrester Downing AwardPrestigiousSociety of Architectural HistoriansJulyAnnual award for excellence in a published work devoted to historical topics in preservation.Historic Preservation
Founders' JSAH Article AwardPrestigiousSociety of Architectural HistoriansJulyGiven for an article published by an emerging scholar in the preceding two years in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians that exhibits excellence of scholarship and presentation.Historic Preservation
History Manuscript AwardPrestigiousAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and AstronauticsJulyPresented for the best historical manuscript dealing with the science, technology, and/or impact of aeronautics and astronautics on society.History
Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book PrizePrestigiousRenaissance Society of AmericaJulyRecognizes significant accomplishments in Renaissance Studies by members of the RSA and to encourage Renaissance scholarship.History
Alice Davis Hitchcock AwardPrestigiousSociety of Architectural HistoriansJulyRecognizes the most distinguished work of scholarship in the history of architecture published by a North American scholar.History of Art, Architecture and Archaeology
Spiro Kostof AwardPrestigiousSociety of Architectural HistoriansJulyThis award will be given to interdisciplinary studies of urban history that make the greatest contribution to our understanding of the growth and development of cities.History of Art, Architecture and Archaeology
Elisabeth Blair Macdougall AwardPrestigiousSociety of Architectural HistoriansJulyRecognizes the most distinguished work of scholarship in the history of landscape architecture or garden design.Landscape Architecture
ASTR Research FellowshipPrestigiousAmerican Society for Theatre ResearchJulyThe purpose of the ASTR Research Fellowships is to underwrite some of the research expenses of scholars undertaking projects significant to the field of theatre and/or performance studies.Theatre and Performance Studies
AAS Bernard Cohn Book PrizePrestigiousAssociation for Asian StudiesAugustHonors outstanding and innovative scholarship across discipline and country of specialization for a first single-authored monograph on South Asia, published during the preceding year.Language, Societies, and Cultures
AAS NEAC James B Palais Book PrizePrestigiousAssociation for Asian StudiesAugustGiven annually to an outstanding scholar of Korean studies from any discipline or country specialization to recognize distinguished scholarly work on Korea.Language, Societies, and Cultures
Harry Frank Guggenheim Research GrantsPrestigiousHarry Frank Guggenheim FoundationAugustThe foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression.Multidisciplinary
American Academy of Religion Collaborative Research GrantPrestigiousAmerican Academy of ReligionAugustCollaborative research grants are intended to stimulate cooperative research among scholars who have a focus on a clearly identified research project proposed by American Academy of Religion members.Religion
American Academy of Religion Individual Research GrantPrestigiousAmerican Academy of ReligionAugustIndividual research grants provide support for important aspects of research, such as travel to archives and libraries, and field work.Religion
SCS Outreach Prize (formerly APA Prize for Scholarly Research)PrestigiousSociety for Classical StudiesSeptemberRecognizes outstanding projects or events by an SCS member or members that make an aspect of classical antiquity available and attractive to an audience other than classics scholars or students in their courses.Classics
Frederick Burkhardt Residential FellowsPrestigiousAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesSeptemberSupports long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences.History
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior FellowsPrestigiousCenter for the Advanced Study in the Visual ArtsSeptemberFellowships are intended to support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts.History of Art, Architecture and Archaeology
Frank Moore Cross Publication AwardPrestigiousAmerican Schools of Oriental ResearchSeptemberPresented to the author/editor of the most substantial volume(s) related to the history and/or religion of the ancient Near East and Eastern Mediterranean.History of Art, Architecture and Archaeology
P.E. Macallister Field Archaeology AwardPrestigiousAmerican Schools of Oriental ResearchSeptemberHonors an archaeologist who, during his/her career, has made outstanding contributions to ancient Near Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology.History of Art, Architecture and Archaeology
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior FellowsPrestigiousCenter for the Advanced Study in the Visual ArtsSeptemberSupports research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts.History of Art, Architecture and Archaeology
Richard J Scheuer MedalPrestigiousAmerican Schools of Oriental ResearchSeptemberHonors an individual who has provided truly outstanding, long-term support and service contributions to ASOR.History of Art, Architecture and Archaeology
Scott Opler Emerging Scholar FellowshipPrestigiousSociety of Architectural HistoriansSeptemberSupports emerging scholars whose papers have been accepted for delivery at the SAH Annual International Conference.History of Art, Architecture and Archaeology
AAS First Book Subvention ProgramPrestigiousAssociation for Asian StudiesSeptemberThe AAS administers a program for AAS-member authors who require subventions to ensure publication of their first books.Language, Societies, and Cultures
Alfred Hodder FellowshipPrestigiousPrinceton University Council of the HumanitiesSeptemberOpen to artists demonstrating ƒ??much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts.ƒ?Multidisciplinary
Center for Hellenic Studies Senior FellowshipPrestigiousCenter for Hellenic StudiesOctoberThe purpose of the fellowship program is to encourage and support research of the highest quality on topics related to ancient Greek civilization.Classics
Avery O Craven AwardPrestigiousOrganization of American HistoriansOctoberGiven annually to the author of the most original book on the coming of the Civil War, the Civil War years, or the Era of Reconstruction, with the exception of works of purely military history.History
Ellis W Hawley PrizePrestigiousOrganization of American HistoriansOctoberGiven annually to the author of the best book-length historical study of the political economy, politics, or institutions of the United States, in its domestic or international affairs, from the Civil War to the present.History
James A Rawley PrizePrestigiousOrganization of American HistoriansOctoberGiven annually to the author of the best book dealing with the history of race relations in the United States.History
John Nicholas Brown PrizePrestigiousMedieval Academy of AmericaOctoberAwarded for a first book or monograph on a medieval subject judged by the selection committee to be of outstanding quality.History
Liberty Legacy Foundation AwardPrestigiousOrganization of American HistoriansOctoberGiven to the author of the best book by a historian on the civil rights struggle from the beginnings of the nation to the present.History
Mellon Fellowships for Assistant ProfessorsPrestigiousInstitute for Advanced StudyOctoberSupports promising young scholars who have embarked on professional careers.History
Ray Allen Billington PrizePrestigiousOrganization of American HistoriansOctoberAwarded to the author of the best book on the history of native and/or settler peoples in frontier, border, and borderland zones of intercultural contact in any century to the present and to include works that address the legacies of those zones.History
School of Historical Studies/MembersPrestigiousInstitute for Advanced StudyOctoberSupports scholarship in all fields of historical research.History
The William H Welch MedalPrestigiousAmerican Association for the History of MedicineOctoberAwarded to one or more authors of a book (excluding edited volumes) of outstanding scholarly merit in the field of medical history published during the five calendar years preceding the award.History
Van Courtlandt Elliott PrizePrestigiousMedieval Academy of AmericaOctoberAwarded annually for a first article in the field of medieval studies, published in a scholarly journal, judged by the selection committee to be of outstanding quality.History
William F Holmes AwardPrestigiousSouthern Historical AssociationOctoberPresented every year for the best paper presented at the annual meeting by a graduate student or junior faculty member.History
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior FellowsPrestigiousCenter for the Advanced Study in the Visual ArtsOctoberThe fellowships are reserved for qualified art historians, conservators, conservation scientists, educators, and librarians, who have worked at least 5 years in one of the departments of the National Gallery of Art and who have held the appropriate terminal degree in their field for at least five years.History of Art, Architecture and Archaeology
Paul Mellon Senior FellowPrestigiousCenter for the Advanced Study in the Visual ArtsOctoberSupports research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts.History of Art, Architecture and Archaeology
Samuel H Kress Senior FellowsPrestigiousCenter for the Advanced Study in the Visual ArtsOctoberSupports research on European art before the early nineteenth century.History of Art, Architecture and Archaeology
AAS NEAC Japan Studies GrantsPrestigiousAssociation for Asian StudiesOctoberThese programs are designed to facilitate the research of individual scholars, to improve the quality of teaching about Japan on both the college and precollege levels, and to integrate the study of Japan into the major academic disciplines in the United States.Language, Societies, and Cultures
AAS NEAC Korean Studies GrantsPrestigiousAssociation for Asian StudiesOctoberGrant program in Korean studies designed to assist the research of individual scholars based in North America to improve the quality of teaching about Korea on both the college and precollege levels, and to integrate the study of Korea into the major academic disciplines.Language, Societies, and Cultures
Visiting Research ScholarPrestigiousInternational Research Center for Japanese StudiesOctoberIn order to broaden and deepen research on Japanese culture and bring together researchers in a variety of specialized fields, the Center regularly appoints a number of scholars from around the world as Visiting Research Scholars.Language, Societies, and Cultures
Columbia University FellowPrestigiousColumbia Society of Fellows in the HumanitiesOctoberThe Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities will appoint a number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities.Multidisciplinary
External Faculty FellowshipPrestigiousStanford Humanities CenterOctoberFaculty fellowships are awarded across the spectrum of academic ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor) and a goal of the selection process is to create a diverse community of scholars.Multidisciplinary
Getty Scholars / Residency at the Getty CenterPrestigiousGetty Foundation, TheOctoberApplications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.Multidisciplinary
Laurance S Rockefeller Visiting FellowshipsPrestigiousPrinceton University Center for Human ValuesOctoberFellows devote an academic year in residence at Princeton to research and writing about topics involving human values in public and private life.Philosophy
Alice Hamilton Prize for Best Article Outside Environmental HistoryPrestigiousAmerican Society for Environmental HistoryNovemberAwarded for the best article outside journal Environmental History.History
Annibel Jenkins Biography PrizePrestigiousAmerican Society for Eighteenth Century StudiesNovemberGiven to the author of the best book-length biography of a late seventeenth-century or eighteenth-century subject.History
Civil Engineering History and Heritage AwardPrestigiousAmerican Society of Civil EngineersNovemberRecognizes the recipient's contribution/s toward a better knowledge of, or appreciation of, the history and heritage of civil engineering.History
George Perkins Marsh Prize for Best Book in Environmental HistoryPrestigiousAmerican Society for Environmental HistoryNovemberAwarded for the best book in environmental history.History
Gottschalk PrizePrestigiousAmerican Society for Eighteenth Century StudiesNovemberRecognizes an outstanding historical or critical study on the eighteenth century.History
Lloyd Lewis Fellows in American HistoryPrestigiousNewberry LibraryNovemberSupport scholarship in any area of American history that is applicable to the Newberryƒ??s collection.History
National Council on Public History Book AwardPrestigiousNational Council on Public HistoryNovemberA $1,000 award for the best book about or growing out of public history published within the previous two calendar years.History
Robert Kelley Memorial AwardPrestigiousNational Council on Public HistoryNovemberHonors distinguished achievements by individuals, institutions, or nonprofit or corporate entities for making history relevant to individual lives of ordinary people outside of academia.History
Robert L Kindrick CARA Award for Outstanding Service to Medieval StudiesPrestigiousMedieval Academy of AmericaNovemberRecognizes Medieval Academy members who have provided leadership in developing, organizing, promoting, and sponsoring medieval studies through the extensive administrative work that is so crucial to the health of medieval studies but that often goes unrecognized by the profession at large.History
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the HumanitiesPrestigiousNewberry LibraryNovemberSupports scholarship in any field of study appropriate to the Newberryƒ??s collection.Multidisciplinary
Monticello College Foundation Fellowship for WomenPrestigiousNewberry LibraryNovemberDesigned for a pre-tenure woman whose work gives clear promise of scholarly productivity and would benefit significantly from being in residence at the Newberry.Multidisciplinary
National Endowment for the Humanities FellowsPrestigiousNewberry LibraryNovemberSupport scholarship in any field appropriate to the Newberryƒ??s collection.Multidisciplinary
Earle Johnson Bequest for Book Publication SubventionPrestigiousSociety for American MusicNovemberSupports the costs of the publication of significant books on American music.Music (except performance)
APA Baumgardt Memorial FellowshipPrestigiousAmerican Philosophical AssociationNovemberThis fellowship is for the support and dissemination of research in the field of ethics.Philosophy
WY Boyd Literary AwardPrestigiousAmerican Library AssociationDecemberHonors the best fiction set in a period when the United States was at war.English Language and Literature
Michael C Robinson Prize for Historical AnalysisPrestigiousNational Council on Public HistoryDecemberRewards historical studies that contribute directly to the formation of public policy.History
Theodore Saloutos Book AwardPrestigiousImmigration and Ethnic History SocietyDecemberPresented for the book judged best on any aspect of the immigration history of the United States.History
AABS Research Grants for Emerging ScholarsPrestigiousAssociation for the Advancement of Baltic StudiesDecemberAABS invites applications for research grants of up to $6,000 in any field of Baltic Studies.Language, Societies, and Cultures
Berlin Program for Advanced German and European StudyPrestigiousSocial Science Research CouncilDecemberThe program promotes young North American researchers with specialized knowledge of modern and contemporary Germany and Europe.Language, Societies, and Cultures
Dartmouth MedalPrestigiousAmerican Library AssociationDecemberHonors the creation of a reference work of outstanding quality and significance, including, but not limited to: writing, compiling, editing, or publishing books or electronic information.Multidisciplinary
Internal & External Faculty research FellowshipsPrestigiousTanner Humanities CenterDecemberProvides scholars with the time and support to conduct research that makes significant contributions to humanistic knowledge.Multidisciplinary
Stonewall Book AwardsPrestigiousAmerican Library AssociationDecemberHonors books for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience.Multidisciplinary
APA Edinburgh FellowshipPrestigiousAmerican Philosophical AssociationDecemberThe APA sponsors one visiting research fellowship per year.Philosophy
Wilson Center Senior ScholarPrestigiousWoodrow Wilson Center for ScholarsTBDThe Center hosts international Program Scholars who conduct research and write in a variety of disciplines.Multidisciplinary
K-SAA Essay Prize-Embassy of France in the United StatesContinuousRecognizes outstanding scholarship devoted to the writers of our period and the culture in which they lived.English Language and Literature
US/ICOMOS Fellows-International Council on Monuments and SitesContinuousRecognizes and honors American scholars, professionals and civic volunteers who have worked to advance international preservation standards and programs.Historic Preservation
The Charles E. Scripps Award for the Journalism & Mass Communication Teacher of the Year-Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)ContinuousPresented to any past or present administrator of a school, department of journalism or mass communication at accredited or non-accredited schools.Journalism and Mass Communication
American Book Award-Association for Information SystemsContinuousHonors excellence in American literature without restriction or bias with regard to race, sex, creed, cultural origin, size of press or ad budget, or even genre.Multidisciplinary
USA Fellow-Society of Experimental Social PsychologyContinuousRecognizes the most compelling artists working and living in the United States, in all disciplines, at every stage of their career.Multidisciplinary
Kate B and Hall J Peterson Fellowships-American Antiquarian SocietyJanuaryFellowships are for research on any topic supported by the collections.History
Malcolm Bell-Before Columbus FoundationJanuaryRecognizes the best book on Georgia history published in the previous year.History
Fellow-American Society of Landscape ArchitectsJanuaryRecognizes the contributions of members to their profession and society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge, and service.Landscape Architecture
Short-term Fellows-Association of University Centers on DisabilitiesJanuaryFellowships have supported research and writing done at the Folger Shakespeare Library since 1984.Multidisciplinary
Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Awards-Academy of American PoetsFebruaryRecognizes outstanding translations into English of modern Italian poetry.English Language and Literature
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Awards-National Trust for Historic PreservationFebruaryRecognizes and celebrates the "best of the best" in preservation projects across the countryƒ??projects that highlight cutting-edge preservation approaches or technologies.Historic Preservation
The ASLA Design Medal-American Society of Landscape ArchitectsFebruaryRecognizes an individual landscape architect who has produced a body of exceptional design work at a sustained level for a period of at least ten years.Landscape Architecture
The ASLA Medal-American Society of Landscape ArchitectsFebruaryBestowed upon a landscape architect whose lifetime achievements and contributions to the profession have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of the public and the environment.Landscape Architecture
The Jot D Carpenter Teaching Medal-American Society of Landscape ArchitectsFebruaryRecognizes an individual who has made a sustained and significant contribution to landscape architecture education.Landscape Architecture
The LaGasse Medal-American Society of Landscape ArchitectsFebruaryRecognizes notable contributions by individuals to the management and conservancy of natural resources and/or public landscapes.Landscape Architecture
Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowship-Soil and Water Conservation SocietyFebruaryProvides support for visiting researchers working on projects that require on-site consultation of University of Chicago Library collections, primarily archives, manuscripts or printed materials in the Special Collections Research Center.Multidisciplinary
Elva Knight Research Grant-International Reading AssociationMarchThis grant is a US$5,000 grant for research in reading and literacy.English Language and Literature
Open Competition-National Poetry Series, TheMarchFive winning poets will each receive a $10,000 cash prize in addition to having a full-length manuscript published by a participating publisher.English Language and Literature
William S Gray Citation of Merit-International Reading AssociationMarchAwarded to ILA members who have made outstanding contributions to multiple facets of literacy developmentƒ??research, theory, practice, and policy.English Language and Literature
Peter H. Brink Award for Individual Achievement in Historic Preservation-National Trust for Historic PreservationMarchRecognizes an individual who has made extraordinary contributions toward saving a historic place in the past year.Historic Preservation
Bradford Williams Medal-American Society of Landscape ArchitectsMarchTo recognize superior writing in Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) and excellence in writing about landscape architecture in other mainstream periodicals.History of Art, Architecture and Archaeology
President's Medal-American Society of Landscape ArchitectsMarchAwarded each year to an ASLA member for unselfish and devoted service to the ASLA at the national level over a period of not less than five years.Landscape Architecture
Early Career Achievement Award-Literacy Research AssociationAprilRecognizes the work of one member each year who is in the early part of her or his career.English Language and Literature
Krieghbaum Under-40 Award-Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)AprilHonors AEJMCƒ??members under 40 years of age who have shown outstanding achievement and effort in all three AEJMC areas: teaching, research and public service.Journalism and Mass Communication
MELUS Award for Distinguished Contribution to Ethnic Studies-Huntington Library, TheAprilHonors esteemed colleagues and scholars in multiethnic studies.Language, Societies, and Cultures
Edward B Fry Book Award-Literacy Research AssociationMayRecognizes LRA members who author a book on literacy research and practice.English Language and Literature
Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize-American Society for Testing and Materials InternationalJuneAwarded for the best book, anthology, and article in African American womenƒ??s history.History
Marjorie Weston Emerson Award-IEEE Computer SocietyJunePrize given annually for outstanding scholarly work on Mozart published in English during the two previous calendar years.Music (except performance)
John Friedmann Award-Association of Collegiate Schools of PlanningJunePresented to a book or comparable work that best exemplifies scholarship in the area of planning for sustainable development.Urban Studies and Planning
Albert J Kingston Award-Literacy Research AssociationAugustGiven to honor an LRA member for distinguished contributions of service to LRA.Comparative Literature
Oscar S Causey Award-Literacy Research AssociationAugustRecognizes outstanding contributions to reading research.English Language and Literature
AAR Award for Excellence in Teaching-American Academy of ReligionAugustRecognizes the importance of teaching, and honors outstanding teaching in the field.Religion
American Academy in Berlin Fellow-American Academy in BerlinSeptemberSeeks to enrich transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy through the development and communication of projects of the highest scholarly merit.Multidisciplinary
J Michael Parker Award-Literacy Research AssociationOctoberEncourages research in adult literacy.English Language and Literature
Innovative Course Design Competition-American Society for Eighteenth Century StudiesOctoberEncourages excellence in undergraduate teaching of the eighteenth century.History
Philip Taft Labor History Book Award-Folger Shakespeare LibraryOctoberGiven for the best book on a topic in American labor and working-class history.History
Camargo Core Program Fellowship-Association for Institutional ResearchOctoberThe Camargo Foundation has awarded residencies as part of its mission to support groundbreaking research, experimentation, and interdisciplinary approaches in the Arts and Humanities.Multidisciplinary
Franklin Grants-American Philosophical SocietyOctoberSupports the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.Philosophy
AICP Fellow-American Planning AssociationOctoberFellows of AICP are nominated and selected by their peers to recognize and honor their outstanding contributions as a professional planner.Urban Studies and Planning
Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fellowship-Newberry LibraryNovemberSupports scholarship related to history and literature in the Late Medieval and Early Modern period.History
Mellon Fellowships in Urban Landscape Studies-Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and CollectionNovemberThe Mellon Fellowships are intended to expand significantly the opportunities offered by the institution to study the history and future of urban landscapes through the lenses of democracy, race, identity, and difference.Landscape Architecture
Lambda Literary Award-Georgia Historical SocietyNovemberLambda Literary Awards (the ƒ??Lammysƒ?) have identified and honored the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books.Language, Societies, and Cultures
Bellagio Center Residence-Rockefeller Foundation, TheNovemberOffers academics, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a wide array of backgrounds, disciplines, and geographies.Multidisciplinary
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (CCK) New Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society-American Council of Learned SocietiesNovemberACLS invites proposals in the humanities and related social sciences that adopt an explicitly cross-cultural or comparative perspective.Multidisciplinary
Short-term Fellows-Camargo FoundationNovemberShort-term fellowships are open to scholars in any field where The Huntington's collections are strong.Multidisciplinary
Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award-National Bureau of Economic ResearchDecemberFor 10 pages of poetry from a manuscript-in-progress.Comparative Literature
Cecil Hemley Memorial Award-National Bureau of Economic ResearchDecemberFor a lyric poem that addresses a philosophical or epistemological concern.English Language and Literature
Paul J. Deutschmann Award for Excellence in Research-Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)DecemberRecognizes a body of significant research over the course of an individualƒ??s career.Journalism and Mass Communication
Anisfield-Wolf Book Award/Nonfiction-Association for the Study of Higher EducationDecemberRecognizes books that have made important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures.Language, Societies, and Cultures
Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts-World Cultural Council (WCC)DecemberAcknowledges to those who lift our existence to a higher level by the beauty or inspiration of their creative talent.Multidisciplinary
Newberry Library Short-Term Fellow-Newberry LibraryDecemberShort-Term Fellowships provide opportunities for individuals who have a specific need for the Newberryƒ??s collection.Multidisciplinary
Residential Fellowship-Southern Finance AssociationDecemberVirginia Humanities offers fellowships to scholars and writers at the writing or production stage of a research project.Multidisciplinary
Alvin H Johnson AMS 50 Fellowship-American Musicological Society, Inc.DecemberThe Society makes available up to three funded dissertation-year fellowships each year.Music (except performance)
Charles H. Sandage Award for Teaching Excellence-American Academy of AdvertisingTBDRecognizes outstanding contributions to advertising teaching.Advertising
Mary Alice Shaver Promising Professor Award-American Academy of AdvertisingTBDHonors a junior faculty member who has demonstrated excellence and innovation in advertising teaching and research.Advertising
Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies-Mythopoeic SocietyTBDGiven to books on J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and/or Charles Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship.English Language and Literature
Ann Webster Smith Award-International Council on Monuments and SitesTBDHonors an American individual, group of persons or institution for extraordinary and sustained achievement in perpetuating Ann Webster Smithƒ??s quest to make the U.S. a respected partner and trustworthy pillar to support the conservation of the cultural heritage in all parts of the world.Historic Preservation
Metcalf Award in Art-American Academy of Arts and LettersTBDHonors young artists of great promise.History of Art, Architecture and Archaeology
Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies/Fellowship-Southern Economic AssociationTBDThe fellowship program brings roughly twenty scholars each year for stays of varying length to conduct research on a shared annual theme within the field of Judaic studies.Religion
Gerald Kahan Scholar's Prize-American Society for Theatre ResearchTBDAward for the best essay written and published in English in a refereed scholarly journal.Theatre and Performance Studies