2020 NASSH Diversity Scholarship Award

Submission Deadline—Friday, February 29, 2020 

The NASSH Diversity Scholarship is designed to promote diversity in membership. The Scholarship is awarded to a maximum of one award ($500 plus a NASSH membership) per year. The Scholarship is open to applicants who self-identify as being racially or ethnically diverse. There is no requirement that applicants must be researching race/ethnic sport history or that they must present at NASSH. However, their presentations are encouraged and welcome.

How to Submit: 

Complete both Part A and Part B of the Diversity Award documents and submit to the appropriate email address.

The deadline for submissions is midnight, February 29, 2020, in your time zone. The date stamp on your email will be proof of timeliness. 

Joe Arbena Latin American Sport History Grant

Submission Deadline—Friday, February 29, 2020 

The Joe Arbena Latin-American Sport History Grant is designed to advance the study and exploration of Latin American sport history. Up to $1,000 per year will be granted. It is expected that, upon completion, this research shall be presented at a NASSH conference. Candidates are eligible for one-time funding.

Complete the application and submit to the appropriate email address.

The deadline for submissions is midnight, February 29, 2020, in your time zone. The date stamp on your email will be proof of timeliness. 

The NASSH Dissertation Travel Grant

Submission Deadline—Friday, February 29, 2020 

PhD students with ABD status are eligible to apply for this award which supports sport history research relating to dissertations in progress. Up to a maximum of $3,000 is available for one award or it may be divided into two or three awards at the discretion of the committee.  It is expected that, upon completion, this research shall be presented at a NASSH conference. Candidates are eligible for one-time funding.

Complete both Part A and Part B of the Diversity Award documents and submit to the appropriate email address.

The deadline for submissions is midnight, February 29, 2020, in your time zone. The date stamp on your email will be proof of timeliness. 

2020 NASSH Graduate Essay Prize Competition 

Submission Deadline—Friday, February 14, 2020 

 The North American Society for Sport History announces its thirty-sixth annual NASSH Graduate Essay Prize. The NASSH Prize is awarded annually to the graduate student whose historical essay is judged by the committee to be of the highest quality. The award winner will present his or her paper in a special session at the 2020 NASSH convention and will also receive: 

1) Round-trip travel, including economy airfare, from a site in North America to the 2020 NASSH Conference; 

2) Hotel accommodations and meals at the convention; 

3) Free convention registration; 

4) The winning essay will also be forwarded to the Journal of Sport History for review and possible publication. 

Eligibility & Rules: 

1) Any student doing graduate work in a recognized university during the 2019-20 academic year (including masters and doctoral candidates) or, any new Ph.D. or Master’s student who is within six months of having received his or her graduate degree is eligible. 

2) Candidates are to submit a 4,000-6,000 word essay, with a cover sheet detailing the author’s name, current email address, institution, advisor’s name, degree program, and (if relevant) graduation date. Page two of your manuscript should include only the paper’s title, and a short abstract (+/- 150 words). The abstract is not included in the overall word count for the essay. (Papers submitted to the committee for review will begin with this second page. Your name and institution must not appear on page two or any other subsequent pages in the manuscript.) 

3) Candidates may submit only one paper to the competition per year. 

3. The paper must be your own work; co-authored publications are not permitted. The research and writing are to be undertaken by the student submitting the essay. 

4) Previous winners are ineligible. 

5) A student who has previously entered this contest (and did not win) may not submit a paper on the same or closely related subject in another year. 

6) Papers must be submitted in English, and must follow the basic style guidelines of the Journal of Sport History (based on Chicago Manual of Style) with the exception that footnotes—not 

endnotes—should be used for citations. For more information on JSH style go to: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals/jsh/article_submissions.html. 

7) Essays of 6,000 words are considered to be 24 pages long with approximately 250 words on each page of text. Please use one-inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman font, and double space your main text. Footnotes (single-spaced) are included as part of the essay’s total word count. 

8. Please note: essays exceeding 6,500 words or failing to follow other requirements—such as lacking an abstract—will not be considered for the award. 

9) By submitting a paper to the competition, the writer agrees that if he/she wins, that they shall attend the conference and present their paper. 

10) Papers submitted to the NASSH Graduate Essay Competition may also be submitted to the NASSH Program Committee for possible inclusion as a regular conference paper at NASSH 2020. 

11) The 2020 Graduate Essay Committee: David K. Wiggins, Chair, George Mason University, Maria Veri, San Francisco State University, Matt Hodler, University of Rhode Island, and George Kioussis, California State University, Northridge. 

How to Submit: 

To submit your essay for consideration send an email to David K. Wiggins at executive@nassh.org with the subject line: “NASSH Graduate Essay Submission.” Please attach your essay in WORD and in the body of the email please repeat the contact information on your title page

The deadline for submissions is midnight, February 14, 2020, in your time zone. The date stamp on your email will be proof of timeliness. 

Previous Award Winners

1985 Catriona Beaton Parratt, University of Windsor 

1986 Jan Todd, University of Texas at Austin 

1987 James Coates, University of Maryland 

1988 Stephen Wenn, University of Western Ontario 

1989 Mark Dyreson, University of Arizona 

1990 Barbara S. Pinto, University of Western Ontario 

1991 Jack Davis, Brandeis University 

1992 Dennis Gildea, Penn State University 

1993 Robert Rinehart, University of Illinois-Urbana 

1994 Patrick Trimble, Penn State University 

1995 R. Gregg Bennett, Auburn University 

1996 Stacy Lorenz, University of Alberta 

1997 Dan Mason, University of Alberta 

1998 Susan L. Forbes, University of Western Ontario 

1999 Brad Austin, Ohio State University 

2000 (Tie) Greg Gillespie, University of Western Ontario & Annmarie Jutel, University of Otago 

2001 Matthew Andrews, UNC-Chapel Hill 

2002 Jennifer Guiliano, Miami University of Ohio 

2003 Kenneth Cohen, University of Delaware 

2004 Jaime Schultz, University of Iowa 

2005 David Mizener, York University 

2006 Carly Adams, University of Western Ontario 

2007 Matthew P. Llewellyn, Penn State University 

2008 David Lunt, Penn State University 

2009 Travis Vogan, Indiana University 

2010 John Gleaves, Penn State University 

2011 Terry Gitersos, University of Western Ontario 

2012 Dominic G. Morais, University of Texas at Austin 

2013 Bieke Gils, University of British Columbia 

2014 Nathan Titman, University of Iowa 

2015 Ashley Brown, George Washington University 

2016 Cat Arial, University of Miami 

2017 Ben Pollack, University of Texas at Austin 

2018 Austin Duckworth, University of Texas at Austin 

2019 Conor Heffernan, University College Dublin