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Fellows, Awards, and Scholarships

The Society of American Archivists is in search of excellence! 

Do you know of an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the archives profession? Or promoted greater public awareness of archives? Have you published a groundbreaking book, written an outstanding article, or developed an innovative finding aid? Do you need financial assistance to attend graduate school or a professional conference?

SAA offers a variety of opportunities for professional recognition and financial assistance through the naming of Fellows, an awards competition, and scholarships. To learn more about these recognitions, click on the links below. Nominate* a deserving colleague -- or yourself!

Contributions to the Archives Profession

Advocacy and Public Awareness

Writing and Publishing


ARL/SAA Mosaic Program

  • The ARL/SAA Mosaic Program is funded by a three-year grant from IMLS to develop a diversity recruitment program that extends SAA’s Mosaic Scholarship. The Assoication of Research Libraries and SAA collaborate to provide fifteen master’s students in archival science or special collections librarianship with financial support, paid internships in libraries and archives, mentoring relationships, leadership development, and career placement assistance. Note: Application process for this award is separate from those of other SAA awards, but the deadline is the same (Feb. 28). Please see the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program website for details.

Travel Awards



The deadline for nominations/applications is February 28.

Please consult the specific recognition for submission requirements and a nomination/application form. Note that forms vary for different recognitions.


Electronic nominations/applications (excluding ARL/SAA Mosaic Program) should be sent to awards[at] Please indicate the name of the award or scholarship in the email subject line. Use standard file applications such as Word, Excel, or Adobe; attachments should not exceed 5MB.

If submitting via snail mail, send nomination/application forms and supporting documentation to:

Name of Award Subcommittee (located on the nomination/application form)
Society of American Archivists
17 North State Street, Suite 1425
Chicago, Illinois 60602-3315

Please note that you can nominate or apply for multiple awards in a single cycle, but may only receive one.


Complete citations for award recipients are available below, as well as in September/October issues of Archival Outlook, available online here.