HOTCUS welcomes applications from doctoral students and sessional or hourly paid post-doctoral researchers for its annual travel award competition.

HOTCUS travel awards support research in any area of twentieth century United States history. There are no residency restrictions and travel may be to, or within, any country. Applicants must be members of HOTCUS at the time of application.

In 2017, there were two postgraduate recipients of the prize: Jak Allen (University of Kent) for his project “Cousins at Law: Civil Liberties under Learned and Augustus Hand, 1909-1961”, and Merve Fejzula (University of Cambridge) for her project “Black Internationalism, Présence africaine, and the Postwar Future: 1945-1975″.

The 2018 competition will be advertised in late 2017 or early 2018.

Previous recipients:


Early Career Travel Award: Dr Carina Spaulding (University of Manchester)

Doctoral Travel Awards: Mark Eastwood (University of Nottingham), Pete Millwood (University of Oxford), Timo Schrader (University of Nottingham).


Early Career Travel Award: Dr Ben Offiler (University of Nottingham).

Doctoral Travel Awards: Tom Bishop (University of Nottingham), Oenone Kubie (University of Oxford), and Rosemary Pearce (University of Nottingham).


Doctoral Travel Awards: Joe Ryan-Hume (University of Glasgow) and James West (University of Manchester).