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nullAt our conference in Washington, DC in March 2015, ASEH presented awards to Philipp Lehmann (pictured here with Julie Cohn of the Rachel Carson Prize committee) for best dissertation; Fasail Hussain (pictured here with journal editor Lisa Brady) for best article; Marty Reuss for the Public Outreach Career Award; and Joel Tarr for the Distinguished Service Award. See awards section of this website for a full list of award recipients.

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Samuel P. Hays research fellowship

ASEH created this fellowship to recognize the contributions of Samuel P. Hays, the inaugural recipient of the society's Distinguished Scholar Award, and to advance the field of environmental history, broadly conceived. The fellowship provides a single payment of $1,000 to help fund travel to and use of an archive or manuscript repository. It is open to practicing historians (either academic, public, or independent). Graduate students are ineligible. A Ph.D. is not required.

Submissions will be accepted between June 1 and November 16, 2015, and the recipient will be selected and notified in January 2016 for funding in 2016.

To apply, please submit the following items:

  • A two-page statement (500 words) explaining your project and how you intend to use the research funds.
  • A c.v. no more than two pages in length.

The application period begins June 1. All items for the Samuel P. Hays Research Fellowship must be submitted electronically by November 16, 2015 to Use the subject line "Samuel Hays Fellowship Submission."

The 2015 Samuel P. Hays Research Fellowship was awarded to Andrea Williams, Colorado State University, for her project, “Planting Politics: French Scientific Forestry and Empire in the Nineteenth-Century Mediterranean.”

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