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At our conference in San Francisco in March 2014, ASEH presented awards to Kate Brown (pictured here with Fritz Davis, chair of the George Perkins Marsh Prize committee) for best book; Alan Mikhail for best article; and Paul Hirt (pictured above with wife Linda) for Distinguished Service. See awards section of this website for a full list of award recipients.

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Read about ASEH's new environmental history fellowship at the Newberry Library by clicking here.


Resident Fellowship Available at Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Located in Cody, Wyoming, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West houses five museums (Buffalo Bill, Cody Firearms, Draper Natural History, Plains Indian, Whitney Western Art) and the McCracken Research Library. The Center is seeking applications for its 2015-2016 Resident Fellowship Program.  The Center’s Resident Fellowships, which carry a maximum $5,000 award, support research on topics relating to the past, present and future of the American West. Applications are due May 13, 2015, for projects beginning in June 2015; research must be completed by May 31, 2016. For more information and application guidelines, please visit

Walter S. Rosenberry Graduate Fellowship in Forest and Conservation History

Offered by the Forest History Society, the Walter S. Rosenberry Fellowship provides a $15,000 stipend to support the doctoral research of a graduate student attending a university in North America and whose research contributes to forest and conservation history. Research focus on the historic relationships between humans, forests, and related resources is required. Forest landscape change and history, invasive species, forest and ecosystem management, forest policy and institutions, resource dependent communities, private land ownership, science and technology developments, and sustainability are among the diverse topics that fall under the umbrella of the fellowship.  The fellowship recipient will also be eligible for a $1,000 travel allowance that will be considered upon documentation of the student having a paper accepted at a professional conference.

The recipient is selected on the basis of merit: proposals are judged in terms of overall significance, achievability, quality of presentation, academic record, and relevance to forest history.  A panel of judges including members of the FHS Board of Directors will be convened to select the recipient.  The fellowship is awarded on an annual basis with payments usually scheduled quarterly.

Submission Guidelines

1. Provide a cover letter that states the title of the proposed research, a one-paragraph summary of the significance of the project, and a description of the historical nature of the project.

2. Prepare a narrative description of the research project (up to eight pages), including significance of topic, research approach, author's background, research and writing schedule, and budget (how you plan to use the fellowship if awarded).  Attachments are not required but may include previous publications, written chapters, and basic bibliography, etc.

3. Supply curriculum vita, academic transcript, and 2–3 letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable of your research.  Letters of recommendation should address the author's qualifications and may describe the significance of the topic to forest and conservation history.

4. Send an electronic copy of the proposal in PDF format to Andrea at  Applicants may, in addition, send one hard copy to: Andrea Anderson, Forest History Society, 701 William Vickers Avenue, Durham, NC 27701-3162. 

5. Deadline is April 7, 2015.  Winner usually announced by mid-May.

Winners of this award are required to submit one bound copy of their dissertation to the FHS library; provide a copy of any books or articles that are emergent research products; recognize the fellowship in published articles, books, and oral presentations related to the research; and maintain membership in the Forest History Society.

2017 Division of History of Science and Technology for Young Scholars

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST) invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017. Initiated at the 22nd International Congress of History of Science in 2005 held in Beijing, the DHST Prize is awarded by the IUHPST/DHST every four years to up to five young historians of science and technology for outstanding doctoral dissertations, completed within last four years.

The 2017 DHST Prize does not specify distinct categories, but submissions must be on the history of science or technology in any part of the world. The Award Committee will endeavor to maintain the broadest coverage of subjects, geographical areas, chronology and civilizations (African, American, Asian, Islamic, Western and Ancient Civilisations, and others not included in the above list).

Each Prize consists of a certificate, assistance with travel and accommodation expenditures to the IUHPST/DHST Congress in Rio de Janeiro in August 2017 and a waiver of registration fee. The winner of a prize whose thesis is relative to Islamic science is also awarded the Ihsanoglu Prize given by ISAR Foundation.


Submission deadline: 31 August 2016

Qualification examination and preliminary selection: September 2016

Award Committee online meeting: October-November 2016

Approval by DHST Council: December 2016

Award Ceremony: August 2017


Eligibility: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in the history of science or technology awarded no earlier than July 2012.

Language: Any dissertation in a language other than English must be accompanied by a detailed summary in English of no more than 20 pages.

Application procedure: Applicants must submit online at:, where they can also find additional procedural details.

ACLS Public Fellows Program

The American Council of Learned Societies invites applications for the fifth competition of the Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 22 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $65,000 per year, as well as individual health insurance. Deadline: March 17, 2015. See:

NEH Public Scholar Program

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a new grant opportunity, the Public Scholar Program, intended to support well-researched books in the humanities that have been conceived and written to reach a broad readership. Books supported through the Public Scholar Program might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Most importantly, they should present significant humanities topics in a way that is accessible to general readers.

The Public Scholar Program is open to both independent scholars and individuals affiliated with scholarly institutions. It offers a stipend of $4,200 per month for a period of six to twelve months. The maximum stipend is $50,400 for a twelve-month period. Applicants must have previously published a book or monograph with a university or commercial press, or articles and essays that reach a wide readership.

Application guidelines and a list of F.A.Q.’s for the Public Scholar Program are available on the NEH’s website at The application deadline for the first cycle is March 3, 2015. Recipients may begin the term of the grant as early as October 1, 2015 or as late as September 1, 2016. The official press release for the new program is available here:

National Sporting Library Fellowships Available

The National Sporting Library & Museum has fellowships avaialble. University faculty, graduate students, museum professionals, librarians, independent researchers, writers, and interested others are encouraged to apply. Fellowships are awarded for two months or less for residential study at our location of our collections. If applying from abroad, please consult applicable Visa guidelines before making your application.

Maximum stipend award is $2,000 per month. Residence on campus is available for award recipients.

Application must be received by email by June 15. All required documents are to be submitted in a single PDF attachment.

Required documents include:

Completed application form (also available by request from

CV or Resume

Research proposal of 1000 words or less

Please submit application to

US Fish & Wildlife Service - Fellowships for Students

The Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP) is a new fellowship program in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The DFP is designed to provide a fellowship opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to participate full time for at least 11 weeks on projects that meet the qualification of a rigorous internship program.

Participation in the DFP will offer the selected Fellows an opportunity to demonstrate to supervisors and managers their potential for success in an administrative or professional career field in the Service. Management may directly hire a DFP Fellow who has successfully completed the fellowship program and requirements for his or her degree program.

The web site provides additional info.:

National Humanities Center Fellowships - click here for information

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