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Award for Initiatives in Diversity,
Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA)

Inaugurally awarded in 2023 to the Smithsonian Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Group (SI-DEAI Group) 

This award seeks to recognize the federal history community’s work in furthering efforts to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility across U.S. Government history programs. Initiatives addressing issues of accessibility inherent to work in historical and related professions for people with disabilities, expanding a program’s audience to previously underserved communities, prioritizing ethics in historical collections or setting up structural frameworks for prioritizing DEIA work are examples of the type of work or projects SHFG will highlight with this award. 


Nominees can be offices, working groups, or individuals. As DEIA work generally is on-going and long term, projects initiated within the previous 3 years are eligible. Projects need not be complete or have reached their end-point, but should have demonstrable progress at the time of nomination.


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

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