Anne Firor Scott Mid-Career Fellowship

Established by the Southern Association of Women Historians in 2007, the Anne Firor Scott Mid-Career Fellowship honors the work of this pathbreaking scholar of southern women’s history. The fellowship will provide 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. Mid-career scholars are those who have achieved associate professor status, those who have taught at least 5 years, established public historians, and published independent scholars.

Eligibility guidelines: The Anne Scott Mid-Career Fellowship ($2,000) will be awarded every two years and will last one calendar year from the time of the award. Applicants must be SAWH members who have received the PhD or equivalent terminal degree within the past 10 years. Applicant’s project must focus on southern or gender history and should be intended to produce a second book or equivalent project that will make a significant contribution to one or both of those fields. Historians working at colleges and universities (particularly teaching institutions), independent scholars, and public historians are encouraged to apply. The Scott Fellowship cannot be used to revise a dissertation for publication.

Please submit one application in pdf form only to each of the following committee members listed below. Application packets should include the following: A 500-word narrative description of the project; budget; list of sources and amounts of all funds/grants; CV [limit to three single-spaced pages]; one-page bibliography of major secondary sources; contact information, including email addresses, for three references.

Cynthia Kierner, Chair
Crystal Feimster,
Elizabeth Payne,

Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2016.

For questions about the Scott prize, please contact Cynthia Kierner, Chair or SAWH Secretary Michelle Haberland at

Award Years:

  • 2016
  • 2018
  • 2020