The National Council on Public History offers two $500 travel grants to encourage new professionals to attend the NCPH 2016 annual meeting: 2016 award winners will attend the meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, March 16-19. (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.
2015 Award Winners
HRA New Professional Travel Award Winner
Rebecca Onion, Slate.com
NCPH New Professional Travel Award Winner
Abby Curtin, Cleveland Restoration Society
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@example.com. 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, 2015. Late submissions will not be considered.
Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org; (317) 274-2716
Past Award Winners
Since 2004, two awards are given, one of which is underwritten by Historical Research Associates, Inc.
2014- Susan C. Hall, Brea Museum & Heritage Center, and Ricardo Santhiago, Universidade Federal Fluminense
2013-Claire Jerry, Curator, Paul Findley Archives, Illinois College, and Caroline Muglia, Archivist, American Council of Learned Societies, Library of Congress
2012–Lauren Brincat, Museum of the City of New York, and Julia Brock, University of California Santa Barabara
2011–Erik Christiansen, Rhode Island College, and Nicole Annette Moore, Culture and Heritage Museums in Rock Hill, North Carolina
2010–Alisha Cromwell, Living City Preservation, and Laura McDowell, The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, the Newberry Library, and the Edgewater Historical Society
2009–Meghan Bishop, Tyron Palace Historic Sites and Garden, and Santi Thompson, Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina
2008–Peter Friesen, Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation at Historic St. Mary’s City, and John Dickinson, Georgia Historical Society and Costal Oral History Project
2007–Leigh Cutler, Historical Research Associates, Inc., and Lee Wittmann, Independent Historian
2006–Stephen Light, Columbia County Historical Society, and Kate Navarra Thibodeau, Wistariahurst Museum
2005–Kris Woll, Gotham Center for New York City History, and Jennifer Ross-Nazzal, NASA Johnson Space Center
2004–David Cline, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and Allison Marsh, National Museum of American History
2003–Brian Buff, Albany County Historical Association
2002–Edward Salo, Geo-Marine, Inc.
2001-James Holton, Polk County Historical Museum
2000–Michael Kelleher, Building Conservation Associates
First time presented in 1999 to Douglas Dodd, California Department of Transportation
Public History News Articles
New Professional Award Winners write an article for Summer/June issue of the NCPH newsletter, Public History News.
2009 Award Winners
Meghan Bishop (pg 11)
Santi Thompson (no article available)
2003 Award Winner
Brian Buff article (pg 7)