The John Scholes Prize, of up to £250 (pounds Sterling), is awarded annually to the writer of an unpublished essay based on original research into any aspect of the history of transport and mobility. The prize is intended for recent entrants to the profession and may be awarded to the writer of one outstanding article, or be divided between two or more entrants.
Publication in the Journal of Transport History will be at the discretion of the Editor and subject to the normal refereeing process.
The prize is funded by the Transport History Research Trust in memory of John Scholes. John was the first Curator of Historical Relics at the British Transport Commission. The prize is awarded by the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M – www.t2m.org)
Entry is limited to researchers who, at the time of submission, are not in a permanent / tenured academic (or equivalent) position, and who have not published either an academic monograph or an essay in a major academic journal.
Essays (in English, double-spaced) must not exceed 8,000 words (including footnotes). Sources must be documented fully. Entries must be submitted electronically, to arrive no later than Friday 29 June 2012. They should not bear any reference to the author or institutional affiliation.
Senior scholars will judge entries against criteria of originality, thoroughness and excellence of argument, source use, composition and illustration. The judges will not enter into correspondence.
Entries for the prize should be sent to the JTH Editor at [log in to unmask] A cover letter and a one-page CV must demonstrate eligibility for the prize. The subject line of the message should read ‘John Scholes Prize entry’.