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2018 Hooks National Book Award

Deadline: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for its 2018 Hooks National Book Award. The book award recognizes an outstanding non-fiction book that furthers the understanding of the civil rights movement and its legacy. Nominated books must have a first-publication date in 2018. Multiple books from the same publisher may be submitted. The detailed Call for Nominations is here

Contact Ms. Rorie Trammel at rtrammel@memphis.edu if you have questions or need additional information....

2018-2019 Grant Recipients

Post date: August 31, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 31, 2018 – The American Studies Association is pleased to announce recipients for the 2018-2019 Community Partnership Grants and Regional Chapter Grants.

Every year, the Executive Committee for the association decides on grant submissions as part of its summer business meeting. This year, the Executive Committee designated more than $20,000 across the association’s two long-standing grant programs.

“This was the largest yearly allocation since the two programs were established – which speaks to both the quality of the submissions and the commitment of our leadership to provide financial backing where many...

Awards

The American Studies Association sponsors a range of awards and prizes for scholarship, service, and significant contribution to the public good. All awards reflect the highest regard of the membership, as well as recognition from colleagues of the determination and vision that such work demands. 

Nomnees for awards must be active members of the association. Many awards are selected annually; deadlines for submission vary. Some come with lifetime membership within the association; others come with monetary prizes. Committees and caucuses can inaugurate awards to strengthen and support their respective fields with models of excellence in scholarship and service. 

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George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award

Deadline: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society Announces competition for the 2016 George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award. It invites applications from any Ph.D. candidate who will have completed qualifying exams by December 15, 2016, and whose thesis focuses on American immigration, emigration, or ethnic history. The award provides two grants of $1000 each for expenses to be incurred in researching the dissertation. Applicants must submit a three-page to five-page descriptive proposal in English discussing the significance of the work, the methodology, sources, and collections to be consulted. Also included must be a proposed budget, a brief curriculum vitae, and a supporting...

2016 Book Award Nominations for The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change

Deadline: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis (Memphis, TN) is soliciting nominations for its annual National Book Award. In 1996, University of Memphis officials received approval from the Tennessee Board of Regents to create the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change. The Institute is dedicated to Teaching, Studying, and Promoting Civil Rights and Social Change. Hooks Institute archives include Dr. Hooks’s personal papers, which are housed in the Mississippi Valley Collection in the University’s McWherter Library.

Deadline: December 31, 2016

For questions or comments: Please visit our website, www.memphis.edu/benhooks, or contact Rorie Trammel, Assistant...

National Book Award

Deadline: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis (Memphis, TN) is soliciting nominations for its annual National Book Award. In 1996, University of Memphis officials received approval from the Tennessee Board of Regents to create the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change. The Institute is dedicated to Teaching, Studying, and Promoting Civil Rights and Social Change. Hooks Institute archives include Dr. Hooks’s personal papers, which are housed in the Mississippi Valley Collection in the University’s McWherter Library.

Deadline: December 31, 2016


For questions or comments: Please visit our website, ...

Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award

Call for Applicants: The Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award for Independent Scholars, Contingent or Community College Faculty 2018.

The Committee on Gender and Sexuality Studies calls for submissions to the seventh annual Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award for Independent Scholars, Contingent or Community College Faculty. Hosted by the American Studies Association, this award honors Anzaldúa’s outstanding career as an independent scholar and her labor as contingent faculty, along with her groundbreaking contributions to scholarship to feminist, women of color and queer theory. The award includes a lifetime membership in the ASA, a lifetime electronic subscription to American Quarterly, and $500. Applicants...

International Affiliates

Since 1991, the American Studies Association has held reciprocal agreements with numerous international American studies associations that provide for shared membership benefits.

There are currently close to 30 affiliated international associations, primarily located in Europe and some parts of Asia. One of the most sustained collaborations has been with the Japanese Association for American Studies (JAAS).  For over twenty-five years, the Japan-United States Friendship Commission has funded ASA delegates to travel to Japan to collaborate with members of the JAAS in joint research, workshops, and seminars. Many of these exchanges have been facilitated by the ASA’s ...

Two-Year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships

Deadline: 
January 19, 2018
Starting Date: 
Saturday, August 25, 2018

The College of the Holy Cross invites applications for two postdoctoral teaching fellowships for a two-year term to begin in August 2018. The first position will be in Asian American and Asian Diasporic studies, and the second will be in the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Each fellow will teach three courses per year. These full-time fellowships offer a competitive salary and full benefits, conference travel support, and a $2000 faculty development account to support scholarship. Renewal for the second year will be contingent on a successful first-year review. A key priority of this fellowship is to encourage scholars from...

2017 SAH/Mellon Author Awards

Deadline: 
June 1, 2017

These awards are designed to provide financial relief to scholars who are publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment, and who are responsible for paying for rights and permissions for images or for commissioning maps, charts or line drawings in their publications. The publication of a monograph continues to be the most valued demonstration of scholarly competence for career advancement and recognition in the humanities. Unfortunately, many authors today must provide both a fully realized text and the financial resources for its image program. The cost for image rights and licensing, especially for digital publications, can...

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