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Grant of the Week: The William and Madeline Welder Smith Research Travel Award

Deadline: May 31, 2013

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin announces the 2013–2014 William and Madeline Welder Smith Research Travel Award. Five fellowships of up to $1,000.00 each will be given, and the aid may be used any time from September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014.

Through the Smith Travel Award, the Briscoe Center for American History will assist masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral students with costs associated with travel to Austin, Texas.

Kees Boterbloem

AHA Member Spotlight: Kees Boterbloem

AHA members are involved in all fields of history, with wide-ranging specializations, interests, and areas of employment. To recognize our talented and eclectic membership, AHA Today features a regular AHA Member Spotlight series. The members featured in this column have been randomly selected by AHA staff or nominated by fellow AHA members. If you would you like to nominate a colleague for the AHA Member Spotlight, please contact Nike Nivar.

AHA Member, Kees Boterbloem

Kees Boterbloem is a professor of history at the University of South Florida.

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Grant of the Week: 2013 Cromwell Dissertation Prize

Deadline: May 31, 2013

The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation has generously funded a dissertation prize of $2,500. The winning dissertation may focus on any area of American legal history, including constitutional and comparative studies, but topics dealing with the colonial and early national periods will receive some preference. Anyone who received a Ph.D. in 2012 will be eligible for this year’s prize. The Foundation awards the prize on the recommendation of the Cromwell Prize Advisory Committee of the American Society for Legal History.

Grant of the Week: Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Grant

Deadline: April 15, 2013

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum (WVM) will award a $500 research grant to encourage the study of Wisconsin’s role in American military history by facilitating the use of the museum’s collections.

Recipients will be scholars at the graduate, post-graduate, or instructor/professor level; or be other professional scholars or authors; or have comparable qualifications based on experience. They will be undertaking a thesis, dissertation, article for scholarly peer reviewed journal, or book on significant subjects that are well supported in the WVM collections.

AHA Protests Senate Initiative to Restrict Funding of Political Science Research

On March 20, 2013, the United States Senate approved an amendment offered by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) to the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013, which would restrict the use of federal funds in the National Science Foundation’s Political Science Program. In response, the Council of the American Historical Association approved the following statement of concern:

The American Historical Association vigorously opposes the recent Senate appropriations amendment restricting National Science Foundation funding for research in political science to specific topics. The amendment, which requires the agency to limit funding to projects which it can certify “as promoting national security or the economic interests of the United States,” is wrong-headed in many ways.

Grant of the Week: Urban History Association Award for Best Dissertation

Deadline: April 15, 2013

The Urban History Association (UHA) will award a prize of $350 for the best dissertation in urban history with a completion date in 2012. To be considered, please submit three (3) copies of the dissertation containing information on where and when the dissertation was completed.

All materials must be received by April 15, 2013.

For more information about the fellowship and application requirements, please visit their website.
For information on other grants and prizes in history, see the “Awards and Fellowships” section of the AHA Calendar.

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Grant of the Week: The J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History


The Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History is offered annually by the Library of Congress and the American Historical Association to support significant scholarly research for one semester in the collections of the Library of Congress by scholars at an early stage in their careers in history. The fellowship is named in honor of J. Franklin Jameson, a founder of the Association, longtime managing editor of the American Historical Review, formerly Chief of the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress, and the first incumbent of the Library’s Chair of American History.