Named for Benjamin Quarles and Nathan Huggins, two outstanding historians of the African American past, the Huggins-Quarles Award is given annually to 1 or 2 graduate students of color to assist them with expenses related to travel to research collections for the completion of the PhD dissertation. These awards were established to promote greater diversity in the historical profession.


Applicants must:

  1. be advanced ABD, defined as at minimum a graduate student with ABD designation in their 5th year in a PhD program, and
  2. be an African American, Latino/a, Asian American, and/or Native American (ALANA) scholar.

The applicant’s dissertation must focus on US history.

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