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Autry Public History Prize

Award to a USA Media Exhibit, Program, or Written Work
for Raising Awareness of the History of the North American West

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Western History Association

Deadline Date:

04/15/21 Postmarked or receipt

Description:

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Award of $1,000 to a USA media exhibit, written work, or public program for an outstanding project that has enhanced public appreciation of North American West history. The prize is awarded to projects that contribute to a broader public reflection and appreciation of the past or serve as a model of professional public history practice in the history of the North American West.

Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Media such as web pages, web-based video, audio, blogs, documentaries, and films 
  • Public Programs such as lecture series, walking tours, oral history projects, outreach activity, educational offerings, workshops, etc.
  • Written Works such as research, reports, brochures, working papers, etc. or historical fiction (including books), that contribute to larger public history efforts to broaden public history understanding
  • Exhibits in museums, cultural centers, and other public venues

The award committee will evaluate nominations based on these factors:

  • Creative and/or innovative aspects of the project, particularly the ways in which it interprets the past for public audiences
  • The project’s use of historical resources and methods of analysis—such as material culture, oral history, and documentary source analysis—to interpret the past
  • The project’s social, civic, and intellectual impact on its target audiences
  • The project’s importance to improving the public’s understanding of the history and cultures of the American West.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160702

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

The award consists of a $1,000 prize and a certificate to the award recipient.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the award in 2021, the project must have been completed in 2020.

Please note that academic nonfiction books and journal articles are not eligible for this award.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- 2021 Awards Cycle opens January 25, 2021.
- 2021 Award Submission (Postmark) Deadline: April 15, 2021

The WHA office sends award notifications in August.

The committee has requested that all materials be submitted electronically using the email addresses below.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Ben Johnson, Chair
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
Loyola University Chicago
bjohnson25@luc.edu

Kathryn McKee
Kenan Institute, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
kathrynmckee20@gmail.com

HannaLore Hein
Idaho State Historical Society
hannalore.hein@ishs.idaho.gov

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