Prizes and Fellowships

The Southern Association for Women Historians sponsors a number of annual publication prizes and one biennial fellowship. To be eligible, entries must be written in English, but competition is not restricted to works published in the U.S. Prizes are for works published between January 1 and December 31 of a given year.

Detailed submission guidelines and eligibility rules are located in the prize detail pages, linked below.

Julia Cherry Spruill PrizeThe Julia Cherry Spruill Prize for $750 is awarded for the best published book in southern women’s history. Only monographs are eligible.

Willie Lee Rose Prize:  The Willie Lee Rose Prize of $750 is awarded for the best book in southern history authored by a woman (or women). Only monographs are eligible.

A. Elizabeth Taylor PrizeThe A. Elizabeth Taylor Prize is awarded annually for the best article published during the preceding year in the field of southern women’s history. Editors, scholars, and authors are invited to nominate eligible articles for the prize.

Anne Firor Scott Mid-Career Fellowship: This fellowship is awarded every two years and provides assistance to scholars who are past the first stage of their careers, and are working on a second book or equivalent project in southern and/or gender history. The next award year is 2016.