The Theodore Roosevelt American History Award 2017

Want to compete? Submit your MA thesis to your supervisor

Every year the RSC presents the Theodore Roosevelt American History Award (TRAHA) for the best Master thesis written by a graduate student at a Dutch university on an American history topic. Sponsored by the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation and the American Embassy in The Hague, the TRAHA is designed to stimulate the study of United States history and culture. The award also encourages students to use the unique RSC archival resources.

Since the establishment of the award in 1987 the Dutch universities with American History / American Studies or History programs (Amsterdam, Groningen, Leiden, Nijmegen, Utrecht, and Rotterdam) have nominated numerous masters theses for the award. The students who would like to compete for the TRAHA 2017 should submit their MA thesis to their supervisor. Each university will make selection of two theses and should forward them to the Roosevelt Study Center before 31 December 2016. A jury panel will then review each thesis.

The prize is a week-long trip to Medora and Dickinson in North Dakota. The winner will visit the Theodore Roosevelt National Park and other TR sites in the Medora area. A visit to Dickinson State University with its TR Center is also included in the program.

The travel report by the prize winner of 2016 has been published at the RSC website