Summary of WHA Prizes and Deadlines


WHA Jerry H. Bentley Book Prize

The World History Association Jerry H. Bentley Book Prize recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of world history. Annual Deadline: FEBRUARY 1

William H. McNeill Teacher Scholarship for World History Association Conferences

A scholarship offered to a K-12 teacher or a community college instructor to attend the annual WHA conference. Annual Deadline: MARCH 15

World Scholar Fund

Offers funding to teachers, scholars, and graduate students (mainly from outside of North America) who have been accepted to present at the annual WHA conference. Annual Deadline: MARCH 15

WHA Teaching Prize

An award given for a lesson plan either inspired by or directly related to recent world history scholarship. Annual Deadline: MAY 1

World Historian Student Essay Competition

An essay competition open to K-12 students. Annual Deadline: MAY 1

World History Association / Phi Alpha Theta Undergraduate & Graduate Student Paper Prize

Prizes awarded for the best undergraduate and best graduate-level world history papers composed in the academic year. Annual Deadline: JUNE 1

Dissertation Prize

This award presented for the best dissertation in world, global, or transnational history. Annual Deadline: OCTOBER 1


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