The NASSH Diversity Recognition for Emerging and Non-Traditional Scholars Award is designed to recognize an emerging scholar for their active contribution to the diversity of NASSH through their choice, as a self-identified member of a minority group, to be engaged in sport history and also, where appropriate, through research contributions that broaden and enhance our knowledge about diverse contexts within sport history. It is open to post-doctoral untenured individuals who self-identify as belonging to a minority group based on ethnic/racial identification, particularly, but not limited to, individuals who identify as being a member of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color) community, including those who are tenure or non-tenure track; adjunct faculty; public historians; and/or independent scholars. Applicants are encouraged to nominate themselves and NASSH members are encouraged to nominate applicants.

Applicants must submit an application letter (300-500 words) and a curriculum vitae. The application letter should outline their active contributions to and vision for diversity within sport history. The deadline for applications is January 31, unless unforeseen circumstances arise. Applications should be submitted electronically to the chair of the Membership Committee, Michael Wood at michael.t.wood@ua.edu.

The winner of the Diversity Recognition for Emerging and Non-Traditional Scholars Award will be notified prior to the conference, have their registration waived for the conference for that year, receive official acknowledgement at the conference, and receive a financial award.  The provision and amount of the financial award is conditional upon the approval of the Executive Board.

Although an applicant may apply in multiple years, a scholar can only win the Diversity Recognition for Emerging and Non-Traditional Scholars Award once.