Graduate Funding Information Service

April 11, 2022

Catherine Prelinger Award

Application Deadline: May 15, 2022

  • For ABD doctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars
  • With nontraditional professional career tracks
  • Planning a project that will enhance women’s roles in history
  • Award of $20,000
  • Must be Coordinating Council of Women’s History (CCWH) members

The CCWH (Coordinating Council of Women’s History) Catherine Prelinger Award is a scholarship of $20,000 which will be awarded to a scholar of excellence. This award, named for Catherine Prelinger, a former CCWH president and nontraditional scholar, is intended to enhance the work of a contemporary scholar whose academic path has not followed the traditional path of uninterrupted study, moving from completed secondary, to undergraduate, then graduate degrees, followed by a tenure-track faculty position.

Eligible applicants must be members of CCWH and must hold either A.B.D. status or the Ph.D. at the time of application. They shall be actively engaged in scholarship that is historical in nature, although the degree may be in related fields. Applicants will show evidence of a nontraditional professional career and describe a project that will further enhance women’s roles in history. The Prelinger Committee encourages applications from independent and non-academic scholars.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.