Upcoming Awards

1/16/2025 - 1/16/2025
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NOTES - These awards are yearly. The deadlines are set for each year. For complete information on the awards, please refer to individual award pages.

Book Award · NACCS Scholar  · Cervantes Student Premio  · Beca  · Castañeda Prize

Book Award
The NACCS Book Award recognizes an outstanding new book in the field of Chicana and Chicano Studies. Only single-authored scholarly monographs and books published during the prior year are eligible. Translations, reprints, re-editions of previously published works, edited volumes, multi-author collections of essays, or books previously nominated for this award, are not eligible. We invite nominations from NACCS members and publishers. Authors of titles must be a current member of the organizationDeadline: August 1See more.

NACCS Scholar
The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies invites nominations for the NACCS Scholar Award. The Award was established in 1981 to recognize “life achievement” contributions of scholars to Chicana and Chicano Studies. To ensure the special quality of the NACCS Scholar award, nominees should be scholars whom the majority of the NACCS membership would readily recognize. Deadline: October 27. See more.

Frederick Cervantes Student Research Paper Premio
The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies announces its annual Frederick A. Cervantes Student Premio. NACCS seeks submissions from Undergraduate and Graduate scholars. Submissions must contribute to Chicana and Chicano Studies, an interdisciplinary area of study. Papers will be judged on: their contribution to the field of Chicana and Chicano Studies; strength of scholarship (e.g., how well researched and/or theoretically well-developed they are); and originality. Composition and style will also be considered. The Premio carries a monetary honorarium of $350.00, the opportunity to submit the paper for publication review in the NACCS proceedings, and the opportunity to present the paper at the annual meetings. Deadline: January 15 (emailed). See more.

NACCS Immigrant Student Beca Scholarship
The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) offers scholarships for immigrant students who are committed to furthering the well-being of Chicanas, Chicanos and Chicanx. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution and be an immigrant of Chicana/o heritage. The scholarships are available on a competitive basis for community college, four-year college, and graduate students. Awards begin at $300, and vary depending on the number of applicants and the availability of funds. Deadline: January 15.  See more.

The Antonia I. Castañeda Prize
The Antonia I. Castañeda Prize is awarded to a published scholarly article or book chapter of an historical orientation on the intersection of class, race, gender, and sexuality as related to Chicana/Latina and/or Native/Indigenous women.  The piece must have been published in the previous year by a woman historian, including trans or non-binary individual, who is an ABD graduate student, pre-tenured faculty member, or an independent scholar. Deadline: November 1. See more.