The North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) promotes, stimulates, and encourages the study of the history of sports and athletics. It invites submissions for its NASSH Dissertation Research Award.


The winner of the prize will receive up to $3000USD for one award, or for fractional awards for several applicants, at the discretion of the Committee. For applicants who plan to travel between continents (e.g. Europe to North America) the award amount is increased to a maximum of $3500USD.


This award is open to Doctoral Students with All But Dissertation (ABD) status. Candidates are eligible for one-time funding. In addition the following eligibility criteria apply:

  • Applicants must be current NASSH members at the time of submission, as well as the year the prize is awarded.
  • Funding is for research activities and not travel/accommodation to or for the NASSH Conference.

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