The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


Fall 2023 Koonja Mitchell Memorial Prize – Call for Submissions


The Koonja Mitchell Memorial Prize  – The prize of $1500.00 will be awarded to a student in any Ph.D. Program at The Graduate Center working on a dissertation concerned with issues of social justice. Special consideration will be given to work on militarism and trauma. To be considered for the prize, candidates must submit a 10-page dissertation prospectus, a letter of recommendation from their dissertation advisor, and a CV. All materials should be submitted as attachments in one email. Submissions should be sent by email to:


The deadline for the Koonja Mitchell Memorial Prize is February 15, 2024.


You can also see past winners and their projects listed here:


Students should feel free to reach out ( if they have any questions at all.


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