The Coffman Prize Award Guidelines
The Society for Military History First-Manuscript Prize Submission Guidelines Eligibility:
- The dissertation must have been defended or the Ph.D. degree received in the previous calendar year, between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020.
- Only English-language manuscripts will be considered. Translations are not eligible for consideration unless the author both translated and annotated the manuscript.
- The text of a submitted manuscript must be at least 250 pages in length.
- Submitted manuscripts should be the record copies filed with the PhD-granting university. Manuscripts may be under contract for publication in the fall of 2021 or later.
- No later than 4 January 2021, the author must submit a full manuscript, a 3-5-page précis of the same, and a current curriculum vitae to Dr. Ian Ona Johnson, chair of the 2020 Coffman Prize Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The précis must include a statement of the work's thesis and conclusions, its place in the relevant historiography, and any new or underutilized primary source materials or innovative methodologies that shape it.
- All submissions must be double-spaced and submitted in PDF format.
- The Committee will designate the winner on or about 1 February 2021.
- The Society for Military History will present the Coffman Prize at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Society, 20-23 May 2021 in Norfolk, VA.
Point of Contact:
Ian Ona Johnson
The University of Notre Dame
475 Decio Faculty Hall,
Notre Dame, IN, 46556