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. Applications may be made for up to £750 for research travel during the 2018 calendar year. 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.

By applying for a HOTCUS Travel Award, all applicants agree that, if successful, they will undertake to present their research findings via a paper at the HOTCUS Annual Conference following their research trip.

All applications must be submitted on the application form available here.

The deadline for applications is 28 February 2018.

Applications should be submitted to the HOTCUS Committee Secretary, Dr Nick Witham (

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the competition by Friday 30 March 2018.

Previous recipients:


Doctoral Travel Awards: Jak Allen (University of Kent),  Merve Fejzula (University of Cambridge)


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), Rosemary Pearce (University of Nottingham).


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