Chad Smith Student Travel Grants are awarded to assist students in funding travel to its annual meeting to deliver a paper at the meeting. The award is named in honor of Philip Chadwick Foster Smith, maritime museum curator, maritime historian, and an early member of NASOH.
Students, in your paper submission, please indicate that you are interested in the student conference grant and award opportunities. Upon a paper's acceptance to the annual conference program, students will be contacted directly regarding Chad Smith travel grants and Clark G. Reynolds student paper awards.
The Clark G. Reynolds Student Paper Award is provided each year to the author of the best paper by a graduate student or students delivered at the society's annual conference. Named in honor of Clark G. Reynolds (1939-2005)—naval historian, museum curator, and the first executive officer of NASOH—the prize will consist of assistance in publishing the essay in The Northern Mariner (the journal co-sponsored by NASOH and the Canadian Nautical Research Society), a membership in NASOH, and a certificate.
The prize will be awarded to a student, or students, whose written version of a conference paper is judged superior in the areas of originality, research merit, clarity of presentation, professionalism, and of potential relevance to a considerable segment of the maritime historical and/or archaeological community. The winner will be announced at the annual NASOH conference.
Submission deadline is May 31, 2022.
1. Entrants must be student members of NASOH prior to submission of papers and be registered for the 2022 annual conference.
2. Submissions must be made electronically (MS Word or PDF) to Alicia Caporaso at NASOHWeb@gmail.com. If entrants have a problem with an electronic submission, please contact Dr. Caporaso at the email address above.
3. The paper must be presented by one of the student authors at the annual meeting. There may be a maximum of three authors on the paper. All of the authors must be students at the time of submission.
4. The length of the paper submitted must be in line with what can reasonably be presented in 15 minutes. Tables/Figures/Images are encouraged. Papers that are deemed by the committee to be impossible to deliver in a standard conference format will be eliminated from the competition.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.