Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Call for Nominations for PAHA Awards - Due 7/15/2012

The Polish American Historical Association solicits nominations for its Annual Awards Ceremony to be held in conjunction with American Historical Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, January 3-6, 2013.

The Polish American Historical Association solicits nominations of members and non-members by members and non-members.  Self-nominations are welcome.   To nominate a person or a group or an institution, please email the name of the nominee and a short rationale to the Awards Committee Chair, Stephen M. Leahy, at

Nominations for the Following Awards are due by July 15, 2012.

Mieczyslaw Haiman Award is offered annually to an American scholar for sustained contribution to the study of Polish Americans.

Oskar Halecki Prize recognizes an important book or monograph on the Polish experience in the United States. Eligibility is limited to works of historical and/or cultural interest, including those in the social sciences or humanities, published in the two years prior to the year of the award. 

Skalny Civic Achievement Award honors individuals or groups who advance PAHA's goals of promoting research and awareness of the Polish-American experience and/or have made significant contributions to Polish or Polish-American community and culture. 

Amicus Poloniae Award recognizes significant contributions enhancing knowledge of Polish and Polish-American heritage by individuals not belonging to the Polish-American community. 

Distinguished Service Award is given occasionally to a member of PAHA who has rendered valuable and sustained service to the organization.

Creative Arts Award recognizes the contributions in the field of creative arts by individuals or groups who have promoted an awareness of the Polish experience in the Americas. 

Kulczycki Prize recognizes an important dissertation on the Polish experience in the United States offered to a graduate student or younger scholar within the first five years after awarding of the doctorate degree to assist in the publication of a book or monograph.

The following award nomination must be received by December 1, 2012. 

Young Scholar Award recognizes a substantial original research paper on Polish-American history and culture produced by a young scholar in the humanities or social sciences. This award includes a $1000 travel grant to present the paper at PAHA’s 2014 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. 

The candidate for the award must be a current student at any collegiate level, or must have left school within two years of the award deadline.  Please email the paper to the Awards Committee Chair, Stephen M. Leahy, at

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