Burnham Early Career Award, Forum for the History of the Human Sciences

Type: Grant

Name: FHHS/JHBS John C. Burnham Early Career Award

Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands

Application Deadline: May 15, 2019

Sponsoring Institution: Forum for the History of the Human Sciences


The Forum for History of Human Science (FHHS) and the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Science (JHBS) encourage researchers in their early careers to submit unpublished manuscripts for the annual John C. Burnham Early Career Award, named in honor of this prominent historian of the human sciences and past-editor of JHBS. The publisher provides the author of the paper an honorarium of US $500.

Submissions are due on May 15, 2019. Please submit a PDF to eherman@uoregon.edu.

Guidelines for the award: Unpublished manuscripts in English dealing with any aspect of the history of the human sciences. The paper should meet the publishing guidelines of the JHBS. Eligible scholars are those who do not hold tenured university positions (or equivalent) and are not more than seven years beyond the Ph.D. Graduate students and independent scholars are encouraged to submit. Manuscripts may be re-submitted for the prize, as long as they have not been published or submitted to another journal and the submitting scholar is still in early career. The manuscript cannot be submitted to any other journal and still qualify for this award. Past winners are not eligible to submit again.

The winning submission will be announced at the annual History of Science Society meeting. The winning article can then be submitted to JHBS with FHHS endorsement and will undergo the regular review process. When the article is accepted for publication, the publisher of JHBS will award and issue a US $500 honorarium.

Contact Information:
Laura Stark

Posted: March 26, 2019