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 2014 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 2014, 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, Carl Bon Tempo, Department of History, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY, 12222 ( . Copies of the book must be received by all three members of the committee by December 31st, 2014. Send books to Carl Bon Tempo at the above address as well as to Jose C. Moya, Dept. of History, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, 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 2014 will be presented at the annual dinner meeting of the Society in April, 2015.


IEHS Outstanding Dissertation Award

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society announces its second 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 2015. To be considered, a dissertation must focus on some aspect of North American immigration and /or ethnicity, be successfully defended between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014, be in English, and be submitted electronically to the award committee by November 15, 2014. 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

 Members of the IEHS Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee:

 Suzanne Sinke, Chair,

 John Bodnar,

 Yong Chen,


The George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society Announces competition for the 2014 George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award. It invites applications from any Ph.D. candidate who will have completed qualifying exams by December 15th, 2014, 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, 2014.

Committee Members for the George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award:

Torrie Hester, (Chair),

Lilia Fernandez,

Hidetaka Hirota,


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 2013 and 2014 calendar years.  Questions regarding this award should be directed to the editor of the journal, Professor John Bukowczyk, at .


John Higham Travel Grants

Application Deadline: December 1, 2014

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 2015. Students will receive their grants when they attend the 2015 OAH-IEHS Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, April 16th-19th.

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 2015. 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.

Please indicate "2015 OAH-IEHS John Higham Travel Grant" in the subject line and send materials in Microsoft Word format by midnight (EST) on December 1, 2014 to the committee members listed below. Each committee member must receive all applications by December 1, 2014:

Julio Capó, Jr. (Committee Chair) Affiliation: University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Alison Clark Efford Affiliation: Marquette University,

Maddalena Marinari Affiliation: St. Bonaventure University,






July 24, 2014
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