2017 Edition of NASSH Funding Programs Announced

The North American Society for Sport History announces the 2017 round of its Award Programs in support of: research on Latin-American sport history; the development of NASSH membership diversity; and of graduate student dissertation travel.

The 2016 Award winners can be found here.

The Joe Arbena Latin American Sport History Grant

The Joe Arbena Latin-American Sport History Grant is desigend to advance the study and exploration of Latin American sport history. Up to $1,000 per year will be granted. It is expected that, upon completion, this research shall be presented at a NASSH conference. Candidates are eligible for one-time funding.

Joe ArbenaDr. Joseph Luther Arbena (1939-2013), Professor Emeritus of History at Clemson University from 1965-2006, passed away on October 25, 2013. Dr. Arbena published several books in the area of sport history, making major contributions to our understanding of sports and the rise of national identity. Dr. Arbena's obituary can be found here.

The NASSH Dissertation Travel Grant

PhD students with ABD status are eligible to apply for this award which supports sport history research relating to dissertations in progress. Up to a maximum of $3,000 are available, for one award or fractional awards for several applicants, at the discretion of the Committee. It is expected that, upon completion, this research shall be presented at a NASSH conference. Candidates are eligible for one-time funding. 

The NASSH Diversity Scholarship 

The NASSH Diversity Scholarship is designed to promote diversity in membership. The Scholarship is awarded to a maximum of one award ($500, plus a NASSH membership and Convention registration fee for the Award year). Up to two runners-up will receive an honorable mention, and the Convention registration fee for the year of application.The Scholarship is open to applicants who self-identify as being racially or ethnically diverse. There is no requirement that applicants must be researching race/ ethnic sport history or that they must present at NASSH. However, their presentations are encouraged and welcome. Candidates are eligible for one-time funding.

Forms and General Instructions

Award Deadline Forms Submit to Instructions
Joe Arbena Latin American Sport History Grant  Feb. 3 download (docx) Sam Regalado see form 
NASSH Dissertation Travel Grant Feb. 3 download (zip) Kevin Wamsley see form
NASSH Diversity Scholarship Feb. 3 download (zip) Vicky Paraschak see form

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