Robert Kelley Memorial Award

Award to a USA, Canada, or International individual, IHE, nonprofit organization, or corporate entity for efforts to make history engaging and relevant to audiences outside of academia. Applicants will be nominated based on long-term contributions and achievements in the public history movement.
Individuals:Individuals may be nominated based on their achievements and specific contributions to the public history movement, usually over a sustained period of time.Evidence of scholarly excellence must be combined with two or more of the following:Sustained service to NCPH in an appointed and/or elected capacityDemonstrated innovation in teaching and/or development of institutional training programsCreativity as evidenced through the development of teaching and/or educational outreach materialsA singular achievement (i.e. a motion picture, major exhibit, or a well-recognized book) that significantly contributes to the general public’s understanding and appreciation of historyA distinguished record of creating, administering, or managing an undergraduate or graduate public history program at an institution of learningOrganizational Entities:Institutions, colleges and university departments of history, non-profit, corporate or other organizational entities may be nominated based on the institution’s achievements and specific contributions in advancing the cause of public history, usually over a sustained period of time.Evidence of program excellence must be combined with two or more of the following in evaluating the contribution of each nominated institution:Innovative excellence in the training of public historians (either at the undergraduate or graduate level) as evidenced by a quality public history curriculum and/or success in placement and accomplishments of graduates in public history related jobsSustained commitment to the development of scholarly or other educational or teaching materials relating to the field of public historySponsorship and/or delivery of high quality training courses, conferences, or educational outreach to the public or the public history communityAn outstanding record of public outreach programs (i.e. mass media, exhibitory, lecture series) that advance the appreciation of public historyDemonstrated commitment to the value of expanding the public’s knowledge and appreciation of history in the institutional or corporate setting

Sub Title
Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual, IHE, Nonprofit, or For-Profit for History Outreach
Funding Source

National Council on Public History (NCPH)

11/01/21 Receipt
Eligibility Criteria

See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Estimated Size of Grant
The Kelley Award consists of a $500 cash award and framed certificate that will be presented at the annual meeting of NCPH. The award recipient will receive a complimentary registration for the awards breakfast at the 2021 NCPH annual meeting in Salt Lake