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.
Kees Boterbloem is a professor of history at the University of South Florida. He lives in Tampa, Florida, and has been an AHA member since 2007.
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.
The Wisconsin Veterans Museum (WVM) will award a $500 research grant this year to encourage the study of Wisconsin’s role in American military history by facilitating the use of the museum’s collections.
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 History of Science Society Fellowship in the History of Space Science (HSS), supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) History Division, funds a nine-month research project that is related to any aspect of the history of space science, from the earliest human interest in space to the present.
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.