The World History Association bestows a number of awards, prizes, and scholarships to world history students, teachers, and researchers.
PIONEERS IN WORLD HISTORY AWARD
The annual Pioneers in World History Award, presented at the annual WHA conference, recognizes scholars’ exceptional contributions toward advancing the field of world history. The deadline for nominations is 15 March of each year.
World History Association Jerry H. Bentley Book Prize
The WHA Jerry H. Bentley Book Prize recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of world history. The deadline for submissions is 1 February of each year.
World History Association Dissertation Prize
The WHA Dissertation Prize is presented for the year’s best doctoral dissertation in world, global, or transnational history. The deadline for submissions is 1 October of each year.
World History Association / Phi Alpha Theta Undergraduate & Graduate Student Paper Prize
The WHA/ΦΑΘ Student Paper Prizes are awarded for the best undergraduate and best graduate-level world history papers composed in the academic year. The deadline for submissions has been extended through May 15, 2023.
World Historian Student Essay Competition
The World Historian Student Essay Competition open to K–12 students. The deadline for submissions is 1 May of each year.
Bloomsbury-WHA Monograph Prize
The Diversity in History Monograph Prize improves publishing opportunities for early career scholars in World History. The deadline is September 1 of each year. Follow this link for more information: WHA-Bloomsbury Monograph Prize.
World History Connected (WHC) Book Prize
The World History Connected (WHC) Book Prize recognizes publications of outstanding value to both research and teaching in the field of world history. This prize is funded through the generosity of Professor Emeritus and former WHA President Marc Jason Gilbert. The submission deadline is April 1 of each year. Follow this link for more information on the WHC Book Prize: WHC Book Prize.
The WHA offers a number of scholarships to attend the annual conference each year, including the WHA World Scholar Travel Fund (for scholars outside of North America) and the William H. McNeill Teacher Scholarship (for K–12 and community college teachers) and conference fee waivers (for students).