Subventions (scroll down for prize info)

ASPHS is pleased to provide small subventions for regional and local meetings or workshops in the U.S. 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.

The deadline for submissions for the first of two funding cycles for the 2023-2024 academic year is November 1, 2023. The total funds available for disbursement will be $1500.

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 Board of Directors ( 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 Luis Corteguera at


The ASPHS offers four prizes for excellence in scholarship in Iberian history. To be eligible, authors must be current members of the ASPHS.

The Association Best… Prize is offered each year (with different categories in a three-year cycle), while the Kagan, Bishko, and Oliveira Marques prizes will be offered every other year. Calls for submissions are generally in the fall; prizes are awarded the following spring and announced at our annual conference. Each prize carries an honorarium of $250.

See the tabs below for information on each prize.