Research Prizes

Every spring, the Department of History recognizes the best research papers written in History courses, as well as the best honors theses in History. 

Submission Guidelines

Students are invited to submit research papers for these annual awards at any time during the year. All submissions should be e-mailed as a single PDF file to the History Undergraduate Advisor.  The title page should include the name of the course for which the paper was written. Students do not need to apply for particular prizes; the faculty prize committee will determine papers' suitability for each award. Prizes are presented at the Department of History's annual Graduation Reception.  

2020 deadline: Wednesday, March 18.  NOTE: 2020 DEADLINE NOW EXTENDED TO MARCH 25 AT NOON. 

 

History Undergraduate Research Awards

  • Adolph G. Rosengarten, Jr. Prize for the most outstanding Honors thesis

  • Lynn M. Case Prize for the best Honors thesis in European history

  • Thomas C. Cochran Prize for the best Honors thesis in American history

  • Hilary Conroy Prize for the best Honors thesis in World history

  • Captain Victor Gondos, Jr. Prize for the best research paper or thesis in military or diplomatic history

  • Jeanette Nichols Prize for the best research paper or thesis in Gender history or Social history

  • James V. Saporito Memorial Prize for the best undergraduate research paper or thesis in Intellectual and Cultural history

  • Jack Reece Prize for an outstanding undergraduate research paper in European history

  • Gussie Wachs Prize for an outstanding undergraduate research paper in American History

  • Martin Wolfe Prize for an outstanding undergraduate research paper in World history
  • Robert M. Steiner (COLL '60) prize for an outstanding undergraduate research paper in pre-1700 history

 

Additional Awards

Students who have completed a thesis are also encouraged to submit them for Phi Beta Kappa prizes. For more information, please consult the College of Arts & Sciences website. 

The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) administers other University-wide research prizes, including prizes for senior theses.