Rising Scholar Award
American Journalism, the academic journal of the American Journalism Historians Association, seeks applications for its Rising Scholar Award. The awardee will be recognized in conjunction with the 2023 American Journalism Historians Association Annual Convention, Sept. 28-30 in Columbus, Ohio.
The award is intended to provide research assistance of up to $2,000 for a junior faculty member who has not yet achieved tenure. Media professionals who have transitioned within the last four years to full-time work in the academy also are eligible to apply.
The proposed research project must be related to media history. All methodological approaches are welcomed. Funding may be used for travel to work with archival collections, copying/digitization expenses for archival material, or to pay a research assistant. Funds may not be used for faculty salary, travel to attend conferences, equipment, or software. Funding may not be requested to reimburse expenses incurred prior to this award.
For the proposal selected, a 2- to 3-page report is due to AJHA by Aug. 1, 2025 describing work accomplished and presentations/publications planned or accomplished.
Email proposals no later than June 1, 2024 to Nicholas Hirshon.
Jason Lee Guthrie of Clayton State University was selected for the 2023 Rising Scholar Award. Read more about his research and the award in the AJHA press release.
2021 - Rich Shumate, Western Kentucky
2020 - Matthew Pressman, Seton Hall