ASPHS is pleased to provide small subventions for regional and local meetings or workshops for activities related to our mission to promote the scholarly study of Spain and Portugal through History and related disciplines. The workshops need to be run by members of the ASPHS and funding preference will be given to those meetings that include more than one or two members of the ASPHS.

In each academic year, there will be two funding cycles. The first deadline is October 31, and the second is March 1. The total funds available for disbursement in each cycle will be $1000.

Members who wish to apply for subventions should prepare a proposal of no more than one page explaining the nature of the event and its connection to ASPHS’s mission. Proposals should be accompanied by a budget explaining how the requested funds will be expended. Please note that funding is intended to support workshops and symposia; it will not be granted to support individual travel, research, or in-class presentations by an invited speaker. Please send both the proposal and the budget to the members of the Executive Committee (;;; on or before the deadline of each funding cycle. You must be a current member of ASPHS for your proposal to be considered.

Questions? Contact Association President Scott Eastman at


The ASPHS offers three prizes for excellence in scholarship in Iberian history. To be eligible, authors must be current members of the ASPHS. All prizes have a call for submissions in the fall of each year and are awarded the following spring.

On a three-year rotation, the Association offers a prize for the best dissertation award, the best early career article award, and best first book award. Prizes carry an honorarium of $250. Click here for more information on this year’s award and call for submissions.

In 2007 ASPHS held the first competition for the A.H. de Oliveira Marques Prize in Portuguese History. The prize was created through an endowment from Dr. Harold Johnson, and it carries an honorarium of $250. Click here for more information on the Oliveira Marques prize and call for submissions.

The annual Bishko Prize, in honor of Professor Charles Julian Bishko, recognizes the best article on medieval Iberian history published by a North American scholar. The prize carries an honorarium of $250. Click here for more information on the Bishko Prize and call for submissions.