Prize and Award Descriptions
The Bolton-Johnson Prize
$1,000 is awarded annually for the best English-language book on any aspect of Latin American History.
The Distinguished Service Award
$500 is awarded each year to a Conference member whose career in scholarship, teaching, publishing, librarianship, institutional development, or other fields evidences significant contributions to the advancement of the study of Latin American History in the United States.
The Elinor Melville Prize for Latin American Environmental History
$500 is awarded annually for the best book on Latin American Envirnonmental History published in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese.
The Howard F. Cline Memorial Prize
$500 is awarded biennially for the best article or book on Latin American ethnohistory during the previous two years.
The James Alexander Robertson Memorial Prize
$500 is awarded annually for the best article appearing in the Hispanic American Historical Review.
The James R. Scobie Award
Up to $1,500 is awarded each year for an exploratory research trip abroad to determine the feasibility of a Ph.D. dissertation topic dealing with some facet of Latin American history. One or more travel grants will be awarded each year.
The Lewis Hanke Post-Doctoral Award
Provides a grant of up to $1,000 for research leading to transforming dissertations into publishable books.
The Lydia Cabrera Awards
Up to $5,000 is given to support original research, re-editions of important works, and publications of source materials for pre-1868 Cuban History.
The Mexican History Book Prize
$500 is awarded annually for the book or article judged to be the most significant work on the history of Mexico published during the previous year.
The Tibesar Prize
$500 is awarded annually, in cooperation with The Americas, for the best article in that journal.
The Vanderwood Prize
$500 is awarded annually for the best English-language article on Latin American history published in a journal other than the Hispanic American Historical Review.
The Warren Dean Memorial Prize
$500 is awarded annually for the book or article judged to be the most significant work on the history of Brazil published in English during the year prior to the award year.