Student Awards

 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 Renyolds student paper awards.


Clark G. Reynolds Student Paper Award is provided each year to the author of the best paper by a graduate student 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 handsome plaque.


NEW INFO!! The deadline for students to submit papers for the Reynolds award has been extended to April 15, 2020. The committee understands that you may find it prohibitive to write a paper for a conference that will not be held this year, but want to encourage you to consider submitting your paper anyway.  


From those who submit papers, the committee will select one winner and one honorable mention who, in lieu of a conference presentation, will be expected to participate in a podcast interview as part of the US Naval Academy Museum's podcast in Naval/Maritime History (https://www.usna.edu/Museum/PrebleHall/index.php).  NASOH's leadership sees this as an additional benefit for making the broader scholarly community aware of your work.  


All who submit papers for consideration for the Reynolds Award this year, but who are not selected will be eligible to resubmit their papers for NASOH 2021 to be held in Pensacola, but substantial revisions as judged by the committee will be expected.  Papers should be submitted to Jason Smith, (smithj131@southernct.edu) no later than the end of the day on April 15, 2020. 


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. 

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