Emerging Scholars Award

Due: August 1st, 2022

MOHA’s Emerging Scholars Award is a postsecondary award presented every year at the MOHA Annual Conference. The award-winning scholar will receive an award certificate, a one-year membership in the MOHA, a check for $250, and complimentary registration to the following year’s annual conference.

Download a fillable PDF Copy of the Form (Requires Adobe Reader 11 or later)
Download a Microsoft Word Copy of the Application Form.

Criteria for the award are:
  • The scholar has incorporated an innovative strategy for the use of oral history; and/or successfully implemented an existing strategy for doing oral history; and/or used oral history in print or other medium to enhance learning.
  • The scholar’s work is a model for the use of oral history.
  • The scholar has demonstrated familiarity with both oral history scholarship and the literature relating to oral history.
  • The project adheres to appropriate standards for historical research and interpretation, oral history interviewing, preservation of recordings (and transcripts, where applicable), and presentation.
To nominate a scholar for this award, submit one copy of each of the following materials below to the Emerging Scholars awards committee:
  • A cover page with all necessary contact information.
  • A one-page statement describing both the scholar’s goals relating to the use of oral history and the details of the oral history project the scholar has developed.
  • Supporting materials such as, transcripts, press releases and other promotional material, publications, media productions, et cetera.
  • A nominating or supporting letter from a professor describing both the scholar’s use of oral history and the rationale for nomination.
Nominations may come from educators themselves or from colleagues, students, administrators, or community members who recognize the accomplishments of an educator in using oral history to enhance education.

Please submit all nominations to:
Dr. Russ Magnaghi
Professor of History Emeritus & University Historian
Northern Michigan University
148 & 149 Gries Hall
1401 Presque Isle Ave.
Marquette MI 49855-5301
rmagnagh@nmu.edu