Robert Kelley Memorial Award

Award to a USA Nonprofit, For-Profit, IHE,
or Individual for Excellence in History Outreach

GrantWatch ID#: 163018
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

National Council on Public History (NCPH)

11/01/16 Receipt

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Award of $500 to a USA nonprofit, for-profit, IHE department, or individual for outstanding work on in making history interesting and relevant to audiences outside of academia. Strong candidates for the award will have demonstrated scholarly excellence and outstanding program delivery.

The Kelley Award consists of a $500 cash award and framed certificate that will be presented at the annual meeting of NCPH. The award recipient will receive a complimentary registration for the awards breakfast at the 2017 NCPH annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 19-22.

1) Individuals - Individuals may be nominated based on their achievements and specific contributions to the public history movement, usually over a sustained period of time.

Evidence of scholarly excellence must be combined with two or more of the following:

-Sustained service to NCPH in an appointed and/or elected capacity

-Demonstrated innovation in teaching and/or development of institutional training programs

-Creativity as evidenced through the development of teaching and/or educational outreach materials

-A singular achievement (i.e. a motion picture, major exhibit, or a well-recognized book) that significantly contributes to the general public’s understanding and appreciation of history

-A distinguished record of creating, administering, or managing an undergraduate or graduate public history program at an institution of learning

2) Organizational Entities - Institutions, colleges and university departments of history, nonprofit, corporate or other organizational entities may be nominated based on the institution’s achievements and specific contributions in advancing the cause of public history, usually over a sustained period of time.

Evidence of program excellence must be combined with two or more of the following in evaluating the contribution of each nominated institution:

-Innovative excellence in the training of public historians (either at the undergraduate or graduate level) as evidenced by a quality public history curriculum and/or success in placement and accomplishments of graduates in public history related jobs

-Sustained commitment to the development of scholarly or other educational or teaching materials relating to the field of public history

-Sponsorship and/or delivery of high-quality training courses, conferences, or educational outreach to the public or the public history community

-An outstanding record of public outreach programs (i.e. mass media, exhibitory, lecture series) that advance the appreciation of public history

-Demonstrated commitment to the value of expanding the public’s knowledge and appreciation of history in the institutional or corporate setting



This award honors distinguished achievements by individuals, institutions, or nonprofit or corporate entities.

Nominations should be submitted in the form of a written narrative not to exceed 1,500 words (typed).

Materials must be received (not postmarked) no later than November 1, 2016. Late submissions will not be considered.

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