Immigration and Ethnic History Society


Awards Directory


Theodore Saloutos Memorial Book Award

Application Deadline: December 31st, 2013


The Immigration and Ethnic History Society invites submissions for the annual Theodore Saloutos Book Award. The 2013 award will be presented for the book judged best on any aspect of the immigration history of the United States. “Immigration history” is defined as the movement of peoples from other countries to the United States, of the repatriation movements of immigrants, and of the consequences of these migrations, both for the United States and the countries of origin. To be eligible for the award, a book must be copyrighted 2013, must be based on substantial primary research, and must present a major new scholarly interpretation. A book may be nominated by its author, the publisher, a member of the prize committee, or a member of the Society. Inquiries and nominations should be submitted to the chair of the Saloutos Prize Committee, Madeline Y. Hsu, University of Texas, Department of History, 1 University Station B7000, Austin, TX, 78712 ( Copies of the book must be received by three members of the committee by WHEN. Send books to Madeline Hsu at the above address as well as to Marilyn Halter, Boston University, Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs, 10 Lenox Street, Brookline, MA, 02446 ( and Carl Bon Tempo, History Department, Social Science 145, University at Albany, SUNY, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222 (

The $2000 award for books published in 2013 will be presented at the annual dinner meeting of the Society in April 2014.


IEHS Outstanding Dissertation Award

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society announces its first annual award for an outstanding dissertation in the field of immigration and ethnic history. The IEHS will confer the award at its annual meeting in the spring of 2014. To be considered, dissertations must focus on some aspect of North American immigration and /or ethnicity, be successfully defended between September 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013, and be submitted to the award committee by November 15, 2013. All submissions must be accompanied by a letter of support from the dissertation director. One copy of the dissertation—either electronic or hard copy—should be sent to each member of the award committee. The award carries a cash gift of $1,500.


Award committee members for 2013 are:

John Bodnar, Dept. of History, 1026 E. Kirkwood, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.

David Gutierrez, Humanities and Social Science Bldg., Rm.5016, Univ. of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0104.

Suzanne M. Sinke, 401 Bellamy Hall, Dept. of History, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2202.



The George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award

Application Deadline: December 15th, 2013


The Immigration and Ethnic History Society Announces competition for the 2013 George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award. It invites applications from any Ph.D. candidate who will have completed qualifying exams by December 15th, 2013, and whose thesis focuses on American immigration, emigration, or ethnic history. The award provides two grants of $1000 each for expenses to be incurred in researching the dissertation. Applicants must submit a three-page to five-page descriptive proposal in English, discussing the significance of the work, the methodology, sources, and collections to be consulted. Also included must be a proposed budget, a brief curriculum vitae, and a supporting letter from the major advisor. Send applications by email to all committee members, with an additional hard copy by surface mail to the committee chair, Walter Kamphoefner, History Department, Texas A&M University, 4236 TAMU, College Station Texas 77843 ( and via email to Tyler Anbinder, George Washington University, (, Torrie Hester, St. Louis University ( Inquiries may be sent to the committee chair.



Carlton C. Qualey Memorial Article Award

A prize of $200 is awarded every other year for the best article appearing in the Journal of American Ethnic History during the two preceding calendar years. The award of $200 was established by the Immigration and Ethnic History Society in memory of Professor Carleton C. Qualey, distinguished historian, newsletter editor, treasurer, and a founder of the Society.


The Immigration and Ethnic History Society presented the 2012-2013 award to Nancy Green, “Americans Abroad and the Uses of Citizenship: Paris, 1914-1940,” JAEH 31:3 (Spring 2012).


Questions regarding this award should be directed to the editor of the journal, Prof. John Bukowczyk, Department of History, 3094 FAB, Wayne State University, Detriot, MI, 48202 (



John Higham Travel Grants

Application Deadline: December 2, 2013

Travel grants are awarded to three graduate students each year to be used toward costs of attending the OAH/IEHS Annual Meeting. The successful candidates will have a preferred area of concentration in American Immigration and/or American Ethnic and/or American Intellectual history. The grants are given in memory of John Higham (1920–2003), past president of both organizations and a towering figure in immigration, ethnic, and intellectual history. Thanks to the generosity of William L. and Carol B. Joyce, the OAH and IEHS are pleased to continue offering this program.

Recipients will be notified after February 2014. Grant will be given to student when s/he attends the 2014 OAH-IEHS Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, April 10–13.

Qualifications: Minimum preferred: ABD

Required Information:
• current and permanent addresses
• educational background
• degrees achieved and expected
• current institution attending
• current status
• travel funds from other sources
• publications and papers presented

Required Statement
Applicants will be required to include a short statement of no more than 500 words about how they envision attending the annual meeting will help prepare them for a career in history.

Additional Considerations
The committee will seek some balance by gender, region of country, and type of university (e.g., major research university and second tier).
The final decision will be made by the OAH-IEHS John Higham Travel Grants Committee by February 2014. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and the IEHS dinner, where the grants will be presented. Each recipient will also receive a certificate.

One complete copy of each application, clearly labeled “2014 OAH-IEHS John Higham Travel Grants,” must be mailed directly to each committee member listed below. Each committee member must receive all applications by December 2, 2013.

Andrew K. Sandoval-Strausz (Committee Chair) Department of History, MSC06 37601, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-1181

Julio Capó, Jr. History Department, Herter Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 161 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003-9312

Maddalena Marinari Department of History, Doyle Hall, 135 St. Bonaventure University, 3261 West State Road, St. Bonaventure, NY 14778







April 16, 2014
Journal of American Ethnic History

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