The Abraham Lincoln Association (ALA) and the Abraham Lincoln Institute (ALI) invite nominations, self-nominations, and submissions for the 2014 Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Award, which includes an honorarium of $1,000. Eligible doctoral dissertations must have been completed in 2011-2013 and must focus primarily on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career and/or legacy, preferably offering new interpretations, grounded in new evidence or primary source materials, and/or reevaluating previously accepted conclusions; comparative studies (e.g., leadership studies, biographies) will be considered as long as Abraham Lincoln is the main focus of more than one chapter; studies of individuals traditionally associated with Abraham Lincoln will also be considered. Selection is made by a joint ALA/ALI committee.
The winner will be notified in January 2014, with the expectation of accepting in person at the ALA Banquet in February in Springfield, IL, or the ALI Symposium in March in College Park, MD (travel and lodging provided). Submission of dissertations in PDF format by email is preferred. To nominate, submit, or inquire, contact the chair of the selection committee, Prof. Scott A. Sandage, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline is November 15, 2013.
For more information about the award, please visit the AHA Calendar posting.
For information on other grants and prizes in history, see the “Awards and Fellowships” section of the AHA Calendar.