Society for History
in the Federal Government

AWARDS

Each year the Society awards six prizes for various types of historical publication and work furthering the understanding and history of the federal government:

Henry Adams Prize 

James Madison Prize

Society for History in the Federal Government Member Prize

John Wesley Powell Prize

Excellence In New Media Award


General Requirements for Awards

Authors, editors, publishers, members of the Society, or others who have knowledge of the eligible works may submit entries to the committee members listed for the specific award. Submissions should be received by November 30, but galley or other proofs of works to be published between November 30 and December 31 will be accepted with the understanding that copies of the published work will be sent to the appropriate awards chair as soon as possible, but no later than January 10.

General questions on the award program or policy may be addressed to Mattea Sanders, SHFG Awards Committee Chair:  
msande27@gmail.com

SOCIETY AWARDS & HONORS

The Society awards three prizes to recognize service to the profession not necessarily associated with publication, historic preservation, or public interpretive display. 

The Roger R. Trask Award honors historians whose work reflects the unique importance of federal history and the mission of the Society. The annual award winner delivers the plenary address or, alternatively, participates in the plenary panel at the Society’s annual meeting. His or her remarks are subsequently published in the Society’s online journal. The award is open to those who work in federal history, and it recognizes outstanding contributions to the study of the federal government’s history. The recipient of this award must be a member of the Society. Nominations are solicited from the full membership and the Executive Council will make the final selection.
Requirements:
  • Statement on the nominee’s qualifications
  • Nominee’s bio or CV
The Mary Ellen Trautman Award recognizes outstanding service to the Society. It honors those who have been actively involved and have served as an exceptional representative of the Society. The recipient of the award must be a current member of the Society. Nominations are solicited from the full membership and the Executive Council will make the final selection.
Requirements:
  • Statement on the nominee’s qualifications
  • Nominee’s bio or CV


               

Society for History in the Federal Government 
shfg.primary@gmail.com
PO BOX 14139
Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044

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