Named for Benjamin Quarles and Nathan Huggins, two outstanding historians of the African American past, the Huggins-Quarles Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to one or two graduate students of color to assist them with expenses related to travel to research collections for the completion of the Ph.D. dissertation. These awards were established to promote greater diversity in the historical profession.
To apply, the student should submit the following items:
• cover letter
• abstract: a five-page dissertation proposal (double spaced), which should include a definition of the project, an explanation of the project’s significance and contribution to the field, and a description of the most important primary sources
• a one-page itemized budget explaining travel and research plans
Each application must be accompanied by a letter from the dissertation adviser attesting to the student’s status and the ways in which the Huggins-Quarles Award will facilitate the completion of the dissertation project. Please also include e-mail addresses for both the applicant and the adviser, if available.
One complete copy of each application (including cover letter, c.v., abstract, budget, and reference letter), clearly labeled “2014 Huggins-Quarles Award Entry,” must be e-mailed (in Microsoft Word format) directly to the committee chair listed below. The chair must receive all applications by December 2, 2013.
The final decision will be made by the Huggins-Quarles Award Committee by February 2014. The award will be presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, April 10–13. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation, where s/he will receive a cash award and a plaque.
Send applications to:
Miroslava Chávez-García (Committee Chair)
email address will not be active until after August 1, 2013)
Huggins-Quarles Award Committee
Miroslava Chávez-García, University of California, Santa Barbara (Committee Chair)
William Bauer, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Michael D. Innis-Jiménez, University of Alabama
Laurene Wu McClain, City College of San Francisco
Jessica Millward, University of California, Irvine
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)