LAWCHA offers eight travel grants for those presenting at the 2020 OAH in Washington DC

Call for applications, deadline 31 December 2019

LAWCHA is proud to be able to offer eight travel grants ($300) to students, contingent faculty, and independent scholars presenting at the 2020 OAH in Washington DC.

All students, contingent faculty, and independent scholars presenting on labor/working-class related topics are eligible to apply for these grants. The committee will evaluate applications based on the quality and originality of the proposed paper. Priority will be given to applicants who have not been awarded LAWCHA travel grants recently, unless those grants were in a different category (student/independent scholar/contingent faculty).

Contingent faculty members must be members at the time of application. Students (graduate and undergraduate) and independent scholars are not required to be members at the time of application but must join if they are award recipients.  Students, contingent faculty and independent scholars are encouraged to join at the special rate of $25 per year, which includes a subscription to the journal Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas. For more on LAWCHA, please visit our website

To be considered, each applicant must submit as ONE DOCUMENT (.pdf or .doc): 1) a cover letter that includes a list of any past travel grants awarded by LAWCHA, 2) a curriculum vitae (CV), and 3) a one-page abstract of the paper to be presented. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm ET on December 31, 2019

The submission instructions are as follows:

  • Save all three required materials—cover letter, CV, and one-page abstract—as ONE DOCUMENT (PDF or WORD file).
  • Name your file: LastNameFirstName_ScholarStatus. (e.g. DoeJane_GraduateStudent)
  • Email application to: with the appropriate subject line: “Graduate OAH Travel Grant Application,” “Undergraduate OAH Travel grant Application,” “Contingent Faculty OAH Travel Grant Application,” or “Independent Scholar OAH Travel Grant Application.”

Applications with missing materials will not be considered so please double check that you have included all required materials with your submission. Questions about the application or submission process may be sent to: 

Awardees will be notified by no later than January 24.