Hugh Davis Graham Award

In order to honor the late Hugh Davis Graham and to promote research in policy history and political history, the Hugh Davis Graham Research Fund was established in 2004 with initial gifts from friends and family. This fund will provide research stipends for graduate students and established scholars doing archival research the fields of American Political/Policy History and American Political Development. Doctoral students, junior scholars, and senior scholars will be eligible for support from this fund.

Hugh Davis Graham (1936-2002) was educated in the public schools of Nashville, Tennessee. He attended Yale University (BA 1958), and Stanford University (PhD 1964). After tours of duty in the U.S. Marine Corps and the Peace Corps, he taught history at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, before joining the faculty of Vanderbilt University in 1991 as the Holland N. McTyeire Professor of History. He was the author or editor of sixteen books in American history.

The Institute for Political History is accepting applications for the 2014 Hugh Davis Graham Award. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2014. The award in the amount of up to $1250 will be announced at the Policy History Conference held in Columbus, Ohio at the Sheraton Capital Square Hotel, June 4-7, 2013. The award is taxable under IRS regulations.

Applications must include the following materials:

* Application cover page, which should include Name, Affiliation, Status, Project, Title, and a description of how the funds will be used. 

* Two hundred-fifty (250) word description of research proposal that explains the historiographical significance of the project and lists the applicant's major publicaitons

* Applicants must adhere to the guidelines above or they will not be considered. Late applicants will not be considered. Preference will be given to doctoral students. 

Applications should be sent electronically to, and must be received by January 15, 2014. 

The award in the amount of $1,250 will be announced at the conference. 


Ellis Hawley Prize

The Ellis Hawley Prize is awarded by the Journal of Policy History for the best article published by a junior scholar in the previous two years in the journal. 


Bowling Green Prize

The Graduate Program in Policy History at Bowling Green State University, in association with the Institute for Political History, offers the Bowling Green Prize for the best book in International or Comparative Policy History in the previous two years. International or Comparative Policy History is broadly defined to include social and cultural as well as political, economic and institutional topics, approaches, and methodologies.  Nominated works should, however, incorporate an international or comparative perspective, preferably one that examines different national, regional, or chronological policy settings. The prizewinner will be announced at the biennial Policy History Conference in Columbus, Ohio in 2014. The prize carries an honorarium of $1000, and an invitation to speak at Bowling Green State University.   Nominations can be made directly by publishers, or by individuals.  In either case, three copies of nominated works should be sent to:

Policy History Book Prize
Department of History
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH   43403