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Thursday, September 16, 2021


Deadline: November 1, 2021

Last week, the launch of the reimagined Dan David Prize was announced. The new Prize will celebrate outstanding scholarship in the historical disciplines and bring a historical lens to contemporary debates. Up to nine prizes of $300,000 will be awarded annually to early- and mid-career researchers and practitioners whose work breaks new ground in their fields.


Nominations are now being held open for the 2022 Prize, seeking exceptional researchers in disciplines such as history, archaeology, art history, historical anthropology and human palaeontology. The Dan David Prize welcomes nominees both within academia and outside it, including independent scholars, public historians, museum curators and documentary filmmakers.

Nominees should:

-Be engaged in outstanding and innovative work related to the study of the human past, employing any chronological, geographical and methodological focus

-Have earned a doctorate or have equivalent experience

-Have completed at least one major piece of work, such as a book, major publication(s), exhibition, documentary film or public humanities project

-Exhibit strong potential for future scholarly excellence, innovation and leadership that will help shape the study of the past for years to come

-Be in the early- or mid-stage of their career


Nominations for the 2022 Prize are now open and submissions will be accepted until November 1, 2021. Anyone can nominate. Self-nominations will not be considered.

The Dan David Prize is the largest history prize in the world, supporting outstanding scholarship and advancing the place of history in contemporary debates. Endowed by the Dan David Foundation, the Prize is headquartered at Tel Aviv University.

Submit your nomination at

“We look forward to receiving your nomination(s) and invite you to share this email with your network to encourage others to submit nominations as well,” says Professor Tim Cole, Academic Advisor, Dan David Prize, and Dr Daphna Oren-Magidor, Program Manager, Dan David Prize