Call for Nominations: The Oskar Halecki Polish and East-Central European History Award

  • Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA)
  • Application deadline: Sunday, November 15, 2020
  • History

Named for an eminent historian and founding member of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, the Oskar Halecki Award recognizes a scholar in the field of Polish and East-Central European history who has written a book of particular value and significance dealing with the Polish experience or including the Polish experience within a larger East-Central European context. In past instances, the Halecki Award has also recognized a scholar's outstanding body of published work. The book or body of work should represent exemplary historical research and writing.


  • The book or body of work must be written in the English language.
  • The author must be a scholar living and working in North America.
  • The book must have been published during the 2019 calendar year. If the nomination is based on a body of work, it must include a significant publication within the last five calendar years.
  • Both books containing original research or new, original syntheses are eligible for consideration; edited collections are ineligible.

Nominations, including self-nominations, should include:

  • A letter of justification why the particular candidate is deserving of the award;
  • A curriculum vitae of the nominee that includes a bibliography of significant publications and a list of accomplishments;
  • Any additionally relevant materials such as book reviews and letters of support.

Nominations are made by submitting the requested materials to Prof. Neal Pease at the following address by November 15, 2020:

The recipient of the Oskar Halecki Award in Polish and East-Central European history will be recognized during the 8th World Congress of PIASA in Białystok, Poland, June 10-13, 2021.