Society for History in the Federal Government Member Awards

This annual award is given for excellence in scholarship on the history of the federal government produced by a Society for History in the Federal Government member and a Federal Government History Office. One award is given to an individual and one is given to an organization. 

2019 Submission Guidelines


Entries [on which the member’s suitability for the award will be judged] may be monographs, articles, essays, edited collections, or any other published historical work produced by a member or organization on the history of the Federal Government. Submissions published online will be considered.

Entries are judged for value in furthering the understanding and history of the federal government; quality and thoroughness of research; style and appropriateness or presentation; suitability and rigor of methodology; and use of original and primary materials.

Submission Process

The award is made solely on the basis of the materials submitted to the Society for the History in the Federal Government Member Award Committee Members. The deadline for submissions is November 30. 

1. Nominations should be submitted through Google Forms

2. Nominations should include a brief letter commenting on the merits of the nominee.

3. Nominations should include a copy of the nominee (s)’s resume or curriculum vitae.

Award Committee

Committee Chair: Felicia Wivchar
Associate Curator
Office of Art and Archives
US House of Representatives

Elizabeth Charles
U.S. Department of State

Glen Asner, Ph.D.
Deputy Chief Historian
Office of the Secretary of Defense


Society for History in the Federal Government
PO BOX 14139
Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044

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