Western Society for French History
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PRIZES AND GRANTS

The Western Society for French History offers prizes for the best papers by graduate students and the best interdisciplinary paper given at the annual conference. The society also offers money for research and travel.

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PRIZES AND GRANTS

The Western Society for French History offers prizes for the best papers by graduate students and the best interdisciplinary paper given at the annual conference. The society also offers money for research and travel.

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Call for Prize Submissions

This is a call for submissions for the Western Society for French History’s annual paper prizes. All papers given at the 2017 meeting in Reno are eligible. To be considered for any of these prizes, please send your paper in electronic format (as an email attachment in Microsoft Word) by Thursday, February 15, 2018, specifying the award(s) for which you would like to be considered. Papers must be submitted by authors, although panel chairs and commentators are invited to nominate worthy papers (the authors will be contained by the prize committee for possible submission). Submissions should be no longer than fourteen double spaced pages including all citations and bibliographical information. The winners will be announced at the business meeting at the WSFH conference in Portland, Maine in November 2018.
 
The Prizes:
 
The Ronald S. Love Prize is awarded to the best graduate student paper on the history of France and/or its colonies and the Francophone world before 1800.
 
The Edward T. Gargan Prize is awarded to the best graduate student paper on post-1800 history of France and/or its colonies and the Francophone world.
 
The Millstone Prize is awarded to the best interdisciplinary paper.
 
Please direct all queries and send all submissions by February 15, 2018 to Joelle Neulander, Vice-President, WSFH vicepresident@wsfh.org
 
WSFH Millstone Fellowship Applications: Due March 1, 2018
 
The Millstone Fellowship provides $2500 for research in France. Eligibility is restricted to doctoral students, untenured and adjunct faculty members, and independent scholars who reside in North America and whose research related to French history and culture requires work in archives, libraries, or other repositories in France. Preference is given to doctoral students and scholars in the early stages of their academic careers.
 
Applications should include: a curriculum vitae, including current contact information; a description of the project not to exceed five double-spaced pages, explaining its purpose and significance, its contribution to scholarship on France, and where and when the research is to be carried out; and two letters of recommendation. All materials should be submitted in electronic format as e-mail attachments in Microsoft Word. The e-mail subject line must carry the header “Millstone Fellowship.” Candidates are responsible for seeing that letters of recommendation arrive in a timely fashion. Proposals will be reviewed by a five-member committee chaired by the Vice-President of the Western Society for French History.
 
The next winner will be notified by April 30, 2018, and the award will be announced at the Annual Meeting in Portland, Maine in November 2018.
 
Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2018 to:
Joelle Neulander, Vice-President, WSFH, vicepresident@wsfh.org

More information on these awards and the WSFH supporters for whom they are named follows.

Prizes

  • Edward T. Gargan Prize
    Awarded to the best paper given at the annual conference by a graduate student on the post-1800 history of France and the Francophone world.
  • Ronald S. Love Prize
    Awarded to the best paper given at the annual conference by a graduate student on the history of France and the Francophone world before 1800.
  • Millstone Prize
    Awarded to the best interdisciplinary paper presented at the annual meeting.

Travel Grants

  • Millstone Fellowship
    Provides $2500 for research in France for doctoral students and scholars in the early stages of their academic careers.
  • WSFH/FHS Travel and Research Grant
    Provides $2000 for research conducted outside North America to an American or Canadian scholar within five years of earning the doctorate in History. Awarded jointly by the Western Society for French History and the Society for French Historical Studies.