Immigration and Ethnic History Society


 

Awards Directory

 

Theodore Saloutos Memorial Book Award

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society invites submissions for the annual Theodore Saloutos Book Award. The 2016 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 2015, 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, Anna Pegler-Gordon, James Madison College, Michigan State University, Case Hall, 842 Chestnut Rd, Room N361, East Lansing, MI 48825 (gordonap@msu.edu). Copies of the book must be received by all three members of the committee by December 31st, 2015. Send books to Anna Pegler-Gordon at the above address, as well as to Timothy Meagher, Dept. of History, Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Avenue NE, 228 Marist Hall, Washington, D.C. 20064, and Annie Polland, Vice President of Programs and Education, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, 91 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002.

The $2000 award for books published in 2015 will be presented at the annual dinner meeting of the Society in April, 2016.

IEHS First Book Award

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society announces a new prize to recognize the work of early career scholars in the field of U.S. immigration and ethnic history. The 2016 "First Book Award" award will be presented to the book judged best on any aspect of the immigration and ethnic history of the United States and/or North America. To be eligible for the award, a book must be copyrighted 2015, must be based on substantial primary research, must present a major new scholarly interpretation, and must be an author’s first academic monograph. The $2000 award will be presented at the annual dinner meeting of the Society in April 2016.

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 First Book Prize Committee, Kevin M. Schultz, at schultzk@uic.edu. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2015, and one copy of the book should be sent to each of the three committee members:

Kevin M. Schultz (Chair)

Department of History (MC 198)

University of Illinois at Chicago

601 S. Morgan St., UH 913

Chicago, IL  60607-7109

 

Ellen Eisenberg

Dwight & Margaret Lear Professor of American History

Willamette University

900 State St.

Salem, OR  97301

 

Richard Kim

Associate Professor of Asian American Studies

University of California Davis

3101 Hart Hall

One Shields Avenue

Davis, CA 95616

 

IEHS Outstanding Dissertation Award

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society announces its third 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 2016. To be considered, a dissertation must focus on some aspect of North American immigration and /or ethnicity, be successfully defended between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015, be in English, and be submitted electronically to the award committee by November 15, 2015. All submissions must be accompanied by a letter of support from the dissertation director. The award carries a cash gift of $1,500. For the most up to date award information, visit iehs.org

 Members of the IEHS Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee:

 Carl Lindskoog, Chair, Carl.Lindskoog@raritanval.edu

 Melanie Shell-Weiss, shellm@gvsu.edu

 Yong Chen, y3chen@uci.edu

 

The George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society Announces competition for the 2016 George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award. It invites applications from any Ph.D. candidate who will have completed qualifying exams by December 15th, 2015, 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. To be considered for the award, all applicants must submit their materials via email to all committee members by December 15th, 2015.

Committee Members for the George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award:

Torrie Hester, (Chair of the committee), thester4@slu.edu

Lilia Fernandez, Fernandez.96@osu.edu

Hidetaka Hirota, hh2548@columbia.edu

 

 

Carlton C. Qualey Memorial Article Award

Presented biannually, an 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 2015 award will honor the best article published in the JAEH during the 2015 and 2016 calendar years.  Questions regarding this award should be directed to the editor of the journal, Professor John Bukowczyk, at . aa2092@wayne.edu.

 

Of special interest to graduate students in immigration and ethnic history:

 

JOHN HIGHAM RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Application Deadline: December 1, 2015

Graduate Students:  Apply now for a 2016 John Higham Research Fellowship.

The Organization of American Historians (OAH) invites applications for its annual John Higham Research Fellowship. When fully funded, the Higham Fellowship will offer two annual awards ranging from $1,000 to $1,500 each to successful applicants. Until that time, funds equal to 5% of the fund balance will be awarded, the amounts to be determined by the John Higham Research Fellowship Committee.

This fellowship is open to all graduate students writing doctoral dissertations for a Ph.D. in American history. Applicants pursuing research in those fields most congenial to the research and writing interests of John Higham will receive special consideration. These topics include U.S. social and intellectual history broadly considered, with preference given to research projects on American immigration and ethnic history as well as American historiography, and the cultural history of the nineteenth-century U.S.

Recipients will be notified after February 1, 2016. Grants will be announced each year at the OAH Annual Meeting.

The grants are given in memory of John Higham (1920-2003), past president of the OAH and an important figure in immigration, ethnic, and intellectual history. Thanks to the generosity of William L. and Carol B. Joyce in providing a leadership gift to initiate this fellowship, the OAH is pleased to offer this award while at the same time it pursues additional fund-raising efforts to further expand the program.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Applications are due by midnight (PST) on December 1, 2015. Applications should include the following components:

  1. Project proposal of no more than 1,000 words describing the applicant’s research project and detailing how the funds will be used.

  2. An updated curriculum vitae with a list of the names and addresses of references.

  3. Two signed letters of recommendation on official letterhead submitted independently by referees. Letters should be submitted electronically as a signed PDF via e-mail. We ask that recommenders use the subject line “Recommendation for [APPLICANT’S NAME].”

Complete all application components (including project proposal, names and addresses of recommenders, and curriculum vitae), in a recent version of Microsoft Word or PDF (preferable), and e-mail the entire electronic file to the members of the John Higham Research Fellowship Committee at the addresses listed below. This application package and two supporting letters of recommendation must be received by midnight (PST) on December 1, 2015. We regret that we cannot consider late or incomplete applications. Applicants are advised to request recommendation letters well in advance and to direct referees to the OAH website http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/oah-iehs-john-higham-travel-grants/ for guidance.

 

John Higham Research Fellowship Committee

Maddalena Marinari (Committee Chair)
Affiliation: Gustavus Adolphus College
mmarinar@gustavus.edu

Alison Clark Efford
Affiliation: Marquette University
alison.efford@marquette.edu

Marni Davis
Affiliation: Georgia State University
marnidavis@gsu.edu

 

 

 

August 29, 2015
Journal of American Ethnic History

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