New Professional Award
Two $500 travel grants to encourage new professionals, practicing public history for no more than three years, to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.
HRA New Professional Travel Award Winner
Lily Anne Welty Tamai, Japanese American National Museum & University of California, Los Angeles
NCPH New Professional Travel Award Winner
Alyssa Constad, General Federation of Women’s Clubs
2017 Honorable Mention
Victoria Throop, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
2017 Submission Guidelines
The National Council on Public History offers two $500 travel grants to encourage new professionals to attend the NCPH 2017 annual meeting: 2017 award winners will attend the meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 19-22. (New professionals are individuals, such as recent graduates of public history programs, who have been working within the public history profession for less than three years.) Each award recipient will be presented with a certificate and a cash award during the awards breakfast at the annual meeting. One of the New Professional Awards is underwritten each year by Historical Research Associates, Inc. Award winners receive complimentary registration for for the awards breakfast.
The 2017 Award Cycle is complete. 2018 Awards information will be posted in August 2017.
Applicants must be members of NCPH, must have been practicing public historians for no more than three (3) years, and must have no institutional travel support to attend the annual meeting.
Applicants should submit a cover sheet, a current c.v. or resume, and a letter explaining how attendance at the annual meeting would be professionally beneficial. Applications will be judged on the strength of the c.v. and the persuasiveness of the letter.
E-mail submissions only.
The nomination may be emailed in ONE document to each of the the four New Professional Award Committee members and to [email protected]. State “New Professional Award” clearly in the subject line. Nominations must be sent in ONE complete document (MS Word or PDF).
Nominations must be received no later than December 1, 2016. Late submissions will not be considered.
Questions? [email protected]; (317) 274-2716
Past New Professional Award Winners
Since 2004, two awards are given, one of which is underwritten by Historical Research Associates, Inc.
- Erendina A. Delgadillo, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
- William F. Stoutamire, The Frank House, University of Nebraska at Kearney
- Rebecca Onion, Slate.com
- Abby Curtin, Cleveland Restoration Society
- Susan C. Hall, Brea Museum & Heritage Center
- Ricardo Santhiago, Universidade Federal Fluminense
- Claire Jerry, Curator, Paul Findley Archives, Illinois College
- Caroline Muglia, Archivist, American Council of Learned Societies, Library of Congress
- Lauren Brincat, Museum of the City of New York
- Julia Brock, University of California Santa Barabara
From 2003-2011, New Professional Award winners wrote an article for the Summer/June issue of the NCPH newsletter,Public History News. Please see the links and pages below.
- Erik Christiansen, Rhode Island College (pg 10)
- Nicole Annette Moore, Culture and Heritage Museums in Rock Hill, North Carolina (pg 10)
- Alisha Cromwell, Living City Preservation (pg 14)
- Laura McDowell, The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, the Newberry Library, and the Edgewater Historical Society (pg 14)
- Meghan Bishop, Tyron Palace Historic Sites and Garden (pg 11)
- Santi Thompson, Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina (no article available)
- Peter Friesen, Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation at Historic St. Mary’s City (pg 8)
- John Dickinson, Georgia Historical Society and Costal Oral History Project (pg 8)
- Leigh Cutler, Historical Research Associates, Inc. (pg 19)
- Lee Wittmann, Independent Historian (pg 14)
- Stephen Light, Columbia County Historical Society (pg 9)
- Kate Navarra Thibodeau, Wistariahurst Museum (pg 9)
- Kris Woll, Gotham Center for New York City History (pg 6)
- Jennifer Ross-Nazzal, NASA Johnson Space Center (pg 6)
- David Cline, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (pg 6)
- Allison Marsh, National Museum of American History (pg 6)
- Brian Buff, Albany County Historical Association (pg 7)
- Edward Salo, Geo-Marine, Inc.
- James Holton, Polk County Historical Museum
- Michael Kelleher, Building Conservation Associates
First year presented
- Douglas Dodd, California Department of Transportation