Grant of the Week: Awards from the National Council on Public History

The National Council on Public History invites nominations for its 2012 Award Program, which includes

  • Excellence in Consulting Award: Up to two $500 awards recognize outstanding work and contributions by consultants or contractors.
  • Outstanding Public History Project Award: $1,000 recognizing a project—digital, print, film, exhibit, etc.—that contributes to a broader public reflection and appreciation of the past or that serves as a model of professional public history practice.
  • Graduate Student Travel Award: Five travel grants of up to $300 each for graduate students presenting (session, poster session, or working group) at the 2012 Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • NCPH Book Award: A $1,000 award for the best book about or growing out of public history published within the previous two calendar years (2010 and 2011).
  • New Professional Award: Two $500 travel grants to encourage new professionals, practicing public history for no more than three years, to attend the 2012 Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Student Project Award: The $500 travel grant to attend the 2012 Annual Meeting recognizes the contributions of student work to the field of public history.
  • Robert Kelley Memorial Award: This $500 award honors distinguished achievements by individuals, institutions, or nonprofit or corporate entities for making history relevant to individual lives of ordinary people outside of academia. This biennial prize will be awarded in 2012.

Book Award nominations are due (not postmarked) by November 1, 2011. All other nominations are due (not postmarked) by December 1, 2011. See the award program page for more information.

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