The Cundhill History Prize

The Cundill History Prize recognizes and rewards the best history writing in English.

A prize of US$75,000 is awarded annually to the book that embodies historical scholarship, originality, literary quality and broad appeal. The two runners-up each receive US$10,000.

Administered by McGill University in Montreal and awarded by a distinguished jury, the Cundill History Prize honours the abiding passion for history of its founder, F. Peter Cundill, by encouraging informed public debate through the wider dissemination of history writing to new audiences around the world.

Submissions for the Cundill History Prize 2017 are closed. Please check back for submission dates in 2018. Any historical period or subject is eligible, and translations into English are warmly welcomed. Books are accepted regardless of the nationality or place of residence of their authors. 


Agency Name: 
McGill University
Contact Name: 
Hector MacIntyre
Grant Amount: 
$75,000 (USD)
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Social Science
Fine Arts
Grant Eligibility: